Opponent: UNC-Pembroke (Exhibition)
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2007 | 8:06 EST
Arena: Assembly Hall (17,456) – Bloomington, Indiana
TV: Big Ten Network; Radio: IU Radio Network
Kelvin Sampson’s alma mater, UNC Pembroke, will provide the final tuneup for the Hoosiers in the exhibition season. The Braves dropped their first exhibition contest, 76-41, on Tuesday at North Carolina State.
IU is coming off a 121-76 win last Sunday against North Alabama. Freshman Jordan Crawford scored 30 points in his debut and Eric Gordon added 24. If you include the exhibition games in the Bahamas in early September, Gordon is averaging 26.5 points thus far in a Hoosier uniform.
One thing to watch is how the Hoosiers come out of the gate. Coach Sampson was not pleased with the defensive effort in the first half against North Alabama. I expect, as should you, to see an improved start on the defensive end of the floor. We all know this team can score, but can they guard anybody? As with the first exhibition, post your comments here in the game thread. No live blogging this evening, but we’ll have thoughts, quotes and reaction following the game.