Indiana Game Notes - The Duke Game
Nov. 22, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Following a nine-day layoff, Indiana (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) returns to action when it visits No. 9 Duke (4-1, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. EST in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314) in Durham, N.C. Four Hoosier players scored in double figures as IU downed Chicago State, 90-69, on Nov. 19 at Assembly Hall. D.J. White (18 points, 11 rebounds) recorded his third career double-double, while Lance Stemler and Roderick Wilmont chipped in 15 points each and freshman Armon Bassett tallied a career-high 10.
Duke suffered its first loss of the season when No. 13 Marquette dealt the Blue Devils a 73-62 setback in the championship game of the CBE Classic in Kansas City on Nov. 21. Josh McRoberts led Duke with 15 points and eight rebounds, while guard DeMarcus Nelson added 13. Duke hosts Davidson on Nov. 25.
When No. 1 Duke upended Indiana, 75-67 in the 2005 Big Ten-ACC Challenge in Bloomington, it evened the all-time record between the programs at three victories apiece. This marks IU's first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium, and the Hoosiers are aiming for their third victory over a ranked Duke team in the last four meetings between the teams. Four of the six games in the series have been decided by six points or less.
Should Indiana defeat Duke, it would even the Hoosiers' all-time record in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge to 3-3. When IU hosted then-No. 1 Duke during last year's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, it was the most-watched telecast in the history of the event. The contest marks the fifth time in the last six years that IU has played either the ACC regular season or tournament champions, and the third time facing them on the road.
Roderick Wilmont was one of the most productive sixth men in the Big Ten Conference last season, and he continued that effort against Chicago State on Nov. 19. He came off the bench to score 15 points, his 19th career double-figure scoring effort. Indiana is 14-5 in such contests, and 12 of Wilmont's 19 double digit efforts have occurred when the 6-4 fifth-year senior has come off the bench.
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