Gameday central: Louisville at Indiana

Indiana returns home for the final game of its three-game series with Louisville today at 2:30 p.m.

An IU win would be the Hoosiers fourth this season over an opponent rated inside the top 50 at KenPom.com. The Cardinals have won each of the first two meetings of the current series.

LOUISVILLE (6-2)
P No. Name Ht. Cl. Avg.
F 24 Dwayne Sutton 6-5 Jr. 8.0
F 33 Jordan Nwora 6-7 Sr. 17.0
C 23 Steven Enoch 6-10 Jr. 9.9
G 1 Christen Cunningham 6-2 Gr. 7.4
G 2 Darius Perry 6-2 So. 8.6

INDIANA (7-2)
P No. Name Ht. Cl. Avg.
F 13 Juwan Morgan 6-8 Sr. 15.6
F 3 Justin Smith 6-7 So. 8.3
G 1 Al Durham 6-4 So. 9.4
G 0 Romeo Langford 6-6 Fr. 17.9
G 10 Robert Phinisee 6-1 Fr. 7.1

16 comments

  1. Romeo Langford is at least one year away from NBA and maybe two. As talented as Langford is he looks like a freshman, not really even a sophomore. I just don’t see him as a first round pick. However, if NBA team would want to put him in their system and develop him money talks and bs walks. Langford is just to physically soft, though good for his age. Body development needed.

  2. Hope Justin Smith plays well and that JM can stay out of foul trouble.

    Should get a lot of attempts at the free throw line today. Will IU make more than 60% of them?

    Looking forward to Langford putting on a show.

    1. This isn’t the 1990’s. How many rookies are “ready” for the NBA? How many rookies play a major role in the NBA? Five or six a year tops. More than ever, everyone is drafted on potential.

      I’d bet the house that Romeo is a top ten pick. Is he ready to contribute to a NBA team? NO, but that’s not why he’ll be a lottery pick. It’s his potential.

  3. Fish is definitely sees life through rose colored lenses. He is a glass half full type of guy. If Fishspinners on Titanic he would say-just a little bump it is safe to go back to bed.

  4. If Romeo is a lottery pick, what about Nwora? He was the best player on the court today primarily because he’s a better three-point shooter than Romeo. And in relative terms, his body is closer to being NBA-ready. I think both of those young men will be making a lot of money in the NBA starting next year.

    1. Probably. They both looked pretty good today.

      I’ve only seen Nwora once. He put up nice numbers today.

      At the end of the day, Nwora had great stats but his team lost. Romeo scored the winning points with a couple clutch free throws after a solid game. That’s what matters.

    2. I checked a few of the most current mock draft sites. They had Romeo coming off the board anywhere between #5 and #12.

      None of them even had Nwora listed.

      That will likely change.

  5. That’s amazing. Nwora is amazing. The only way Romeo stays is if he wants to. He is fantastic besides free throws. He is so good at getting to the line that I only see that improving.

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