Final score Indiana 83, Indianapolis 46

Adam Ahlfeld gets into the game with about a minute left and promptly hits a 3, maybe getting the biggest cheer of the night.
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An emphatic Wilmont fast-break dunk off a Calloway pass is a crowd pleaser, but this has been dull, even for an exhibition game. It’s 72-36 with 3:08 left. Lots of late timeouts. The crowd has thinned out quite a bit.
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White has gotten much more active and now has 14 points after hitting two free throws. He’s 3-of-3 from the field. I can’t believe he hasn’t missed a shot because he had a few scoring opportunities underneath when he didn’t score, but I guess they all ended in turnovers. Sampson just jumped in the air when Bassett was called for a block instead of getting the call for a charge. Sampson wanted that one. It’s 68-34 with 5:37 left.
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After struggling with about four traveling calls tonight, D.J. White scores underneath and then pounds a James Thompkins shot attempt into the court. He waves his arms in excitement afterward and takes the ball to the hoop on IU’s next possession, getting fouled.
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A fast break lay-up on by Errek Suhr on a nice pass from Armon Bassett has the crowd excited and has the Hoosiers almost doubling up Indianapolis at 60-31. It’s a timeout and the big flags are out. Now they’re really excited. I think some people come mostly to see the big flags.
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Stemler drains two straight 3s. He has 14 points with 11:30 left and looks the most likely of IU’s newcomers to see major playing time at the start of the season. Indiana’s best lineup looks like D.J. White, Stemler, Wilmont, Ratliff, Calloway, although White isn’t playing like the all-Big Ten player the Hoosiers need. He’s been quiet. He just traveled and doesn’t look smooth with the ball. IU is ahead 55-31 with 10:53 left.
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Indiana stretches its lead to 20 at 49-29 with 14 minutes left. Wilmont is the leading scorer with 13. Stemler and Ratliff have eight each.
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I thought that maybe Indiana would come out and look better after halftime, but both teams are still throwing the ball away. Indiana has three turnovers in the first 3:21 of the second half and 13 in the game. Indianapolis has four in the half and 19 in the game. IU is now shooting just 12-of-27 from the field after starting the game 4-of-5.
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The crowd here is fired up, chanting bull-something, after a bad foul call on Allen, who was on the ground and didn’t touch anybody when the foul was called. A decent crowd tonight for an exhibition, plenty of empty seats in the main concourse, but even at the top it’s mostly full, and the balconies are about half full.
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Second half underway, it’s 41-27 Indiana, with 18 minutes left after a Ben Allen 3. Allen has scored first for IU in both halves, but those are his only points. Very sloppy play in the first two minutes of the second half.
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Indiana’s defense has really picked up as the half has wore on. Rod Wilmont just missed a long 3 and then didn’t go after the long rebound right away, but he made up for it right away with a steal. The Hoosiers are using a press that Indiana fans haven’t seen in recent years.
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36-20 IU with 3:10 left in the half. Turnovers Indianapolis 13, Indiana 9. IU with 15-8 rebounding edge. You have to look at stats quick on the big scoreboard during timeouts because the main attraction comes in a hurry – commercials.
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Stemler looks alert on defense. Good helpside. IU gets a stop and Wilmont scores his second straight lay-up. Hoosiers pulling away 34-16.
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Indiana ahead 29-16 at the 7:35 mark. Relying heavily on the 3-pointer. Looks too much like last year offensively.
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Hey guys. I’m thinking the instrument in question is a mellophone or a flugelhorn. 

Not a very impressive performance so far by the Hoosiers. Sampson said he thought the team would show its most improvement between the first and second exhibition games.

If so, uh-oh. 

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Indiana ahead 15-14 at a timeout with 11:37 left in the half. Hoosiers have five field goals and five turnovers. Indianapolis six field goals and six turnovers. Ugly.
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DeAndre Brock just hit a 3 to tie the game at 12 five minutes in. Indianapolis is 5-of-6 from the field. Sampson says he emphasizes defense. He’s not getting it so far tonight. Indiana looks bad against a team that went 4-23 last year.
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A.J. Ratliff just left Tyke Cockerham wide open for a 3 that tied the score at nine. Sampson not happy. He calls time out and pulls Ratliff, Allen and Wilmont. Stemler, Shaw and Bassett in. Stemler hits a 3 right away.
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Indiana sloppy on offense early, turnovers on three possessions in a row, and it’s tied 6-6 after three minutes.
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Ben Allen, with a big height advantage over 6-6 Braxton Mills, scores underneath on IU’s first possession.
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Starting IU lineup just announced: D.J. White, Allen, Wilmont, Ratliff, Calloway.
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I didn’t know this – IU track 400-meter dash standout Ryan Smith, another Bloomington North graduate, is in the IU pep band. He’s playing tonight and is sitting about 10 feet from the media area. He’s playing an instrument that looks like a trumpet, but is bigger. Can somebody help me with what that is?
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Both teams are warming up and we’re about 12 minutes from tip-off. Looking at the players for Indianapolis – their only player over 6-6 is Bloomington North graduate Reed Ludlow – the Hoosiers ought to dominate inside tonight.