Romeo Langford will not play in NIT opener
Indiana freshman guard Romeo Langford will not play in Tuesday’s NIT opener against Saint Francis (Pa.) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
Langford, who hasn’t missed a game this season, injured his back in IU’s 79-75 Big Ten tournament loss to Ohio State on Thursday.
An All-Big Ten second team selection and a member of the conference’s all-freshman team, Langford is averaging 16.5 points in 34.1 minutes per game.
On Monday, Indiana coach Archie Miller said that Langford isn’t “shutting anything down.”
“He’s day-to-day with his back,” Miller said. “He tweaked his back in the first eight minutes of the Ohio State game. Has struggled with some soreness, really uncomfortable. He tweaked it.”