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Opening Arguments

Big Ten showdown

Wow, talk about pressure: "Can IU do tonight what it hasn't done since Damon Bailey was a freshman?"

The last time Indiana’s basketball team won at Michigan State, Calbert Cheaney was a sophomore and Damon Bailey was a freshman.

Belinda Watford was seven months pregnant with Christian.

It was Feb. 28, 1991.

Since then, Michigan State has won 17 in a row against Indiana at the Breslin Center and 85 IU players finished their careers without beating the Spartans on the road.

Indiana will try again Tuesday night -- as the nation’s top-ranked team -- facing the fourth-ranked Spartans in one of the league’s biggest games of the season. The winner will stand alone atop the Big Ten.

I've watched only a few games this year, but this seems like one not to be missed.

Posted in: Hoosier lore, Sports


Tim Zank
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:03pm

It was a thing of beauty....