Sampson via Goodman: White likely out vs Purdue

  • 02/18/2008 7:59 am in

Still nothing official from the Hoosier camp, but Jeff Goodman of Foxsports.com reported late last night that a knee sprain is likely to keep D.J. White from taking the court on Tuesday against Purdue. Here are the details:

White landed awkwardly on his left knee late in the first half of Indiana’s victory against Michigan State on Saturday night. Although an MRI on Sunday morning came back negative, Kelvin Sampson told FOXSports.com that doctors weren’t optimistic White would be able to play Tuesday night against Purdue. White was diagnosed with a sprained right knee just above the kneecap, and he’ll likely miss a week or so, according to Sampson.

Again, this story is according to Jeff Goodman. He could be wrong, but for the sake of the discussion I’m about to open up, let’s say he’s right. Without D.J. White, can Indiana beat Purdue? How does the game plan change? Your thoughts are welcome in the comments.

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  • ray

    they did it against mich st, so why not against pu?

  • ray

    they did it against mich st, so why not pu?

  • ray

    i agree they can pull off another win, but the bigs of pu aren't the problem. having dj in the game allows the iu perimeter to open up…and that's the problem. purdue plays a very aggressive defense especially on the perimeter, so we need dj as a threat inside. that is, unless the bigs step up and prove they need to be double-teamed like a dj white. i think deandre is the best bet, but he is too foul-prone. mike white and taber will pick up the boards we need, but dt needs to produce the points in the paint. i also agree with someone earlier who said we need a scoring spark from last year's juco POY!

  • ray

    give me a break…mw isn't that bad. he probably has more minutes played without a turnover than superman eric gordon!

  • ray

    purdue also got beat in the final seconds in east lansing…that win plus a win in madison sounds like a fairly good road-resume, but iu should win it. remember too though, that with iu and purdue anything could happen…and has.

  • ray

    i think it will still be a classic…when is the last time iu and pu were in a situation with the conference championship potentially on the line and a showdown of two top-15 teams playing on espn…it's been a long time waiting. i'm excited. with iu, purdue, notre dame, butler, and iupui doing well this year it again feels like we're in indiana!