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PODCAST: IU men's basketball set for major nonconference test against Duke



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Freshman guard Romeo Langford attempts to score against University of California, Davis on Nov. 23 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  Ty Vinson Buy Photos

After suffering its first loss of the season at Arkansas, the IU men's basketball team rebounded with consecutive, if unconvincing, wins at home against the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of California-Davis.

Next, IU faces its toughest test of the season, a road meeting with Duke University.

The Blue Devils are again one of the top-ranked teams in the country, featuring several star freshman players under the tutelage of Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Ahead of Tuesday night's game in Durham, North Carolina. IDS men's basketball writers Cameron Drummond, Ben Portnoy and Murphy Wheeler recap the past week of IU hoops and preview the huge nonconference game.

The IDS trio is also joined via phone by Mitchell Gladstone, the Duke men's basketball reporter for the Duke Chronicle, the independent student newspaper at Duke University, to preview the game.



PODCAST SEGMENTS:

0:15 - Cameron, Ben and Murphy discuss their Thanksgiving dinners

2:05 - How concerning was IU's loss at Arkansas?

6:45 - Why did the Hoosiers struggle so much against the Mavericks and Aggies last week?

10:40  - Evaluating the play of Justin Smith this season

14:05 - Where has Evan Fitzner gone during the past few games?

1750 - Is IU overworking Juwan Morgan?

20 18 - An interview with Mitchell Gladstone, the Duke men's basketball beat writer for the Duke Chronicle

32:45 - Thoughts and expectations for Tuesday's game at Duke 

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