Two of the top teams in the country meet at Duke on Wednesday. The Duke Blue Devils have won four in a row, and they're preparing to host the Indiana Hoosiers on December 2. The Hoosiers are trying to recover from some early season stumbles.
The Hoosiers are now 5-2 after finishing up the Maui Invitational with losses in two of their final four games. They lost to UNLV and Wake Forest along with a win over St. John's, but the loss to UNLV was particularly troubling. Indiana turned the ball over 21 times in that game, and if they're going to be a national contender, that simply can't happen. The good news is that Indiana got back on track on Monday by crushing Alcorn State 112-70.
The Duke Blue Devils are 6-1 and have won four in a row since losing to Kentucky. They thrashed Utah State 85-52 at home in their latest outing, and Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard scored 22 apiece for the Blue Devils. Despite Duke dominating Utah State, they had a troubling 15 turnovers.
Duke has won three of their five meetings with Indiana, who did manage a one-point win in the Sweet 16 in 2002. Their last meeting came in 2006, when the Blue Devils won 54-51 at home.
NCAAB Odds: Blue Devils, Hoosiers Face Off at Duke
The Duke Blue Devils and Indiana Hoosiers are known as two of college basketball's bluebloods, and on December 2, they'll meet in Durham for the marquee matchup of the week.
The Hoosiers, who stomped Alcorn State on Monday night, lost two of three at the Maui Invitational. They looked solid in a win over St. John's, but losses to Wake Forest and UNLV should cause some concern in Hoosier Nation.
The Blue Devils have won four straight games since losing to Kentucky in an early season showdown. After tough victories over VCU and Georgetown, Duke trounced Yale and Utah State in preparation for Indiana.