VigilantSports.com will be broadcasting Saturday night’s matchup between the Indiana and Kentucky All-Stars at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The two played on Friday in Louisville, with Indiana pulling out a narrow 90-85 victory.
Nathan Dieudonne, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball, scored a game-high 24 points and Indiana’s Gary Harris finished with 20.
Announcers: Scott Agness (play-by-play), Jimmy Cavanaugh of IUSportCom (color)
Indiana has won the last eight meetings and they look to sweep Kentucky for the fourth straight year.
Earlier in the week, the boys swept the junior all-stars in a pair of exhibition contests. Click here to listen to the archived broadcast from Wednesday’s battle at Pendleton Heights.
Indiana wins 83-73 in front of about 6,000 fans at Bankers Life. Incoming Michigan State guard and Indiana’s Mr. Basketball Gary Harris was clearly the most outstanding player. He finished with a game-high 17 points and could do what he wanted.
Jeremy Howell came alive in the second half and was just shy of a double-double, tallying nine points and nine rebounds in 16 minutes of play. Yogi Ferrell was just 2-of-8, had six points and four assists.
Ron Patterson was good…really good. He plays with such a high motor and a never quit mentality. He was 7-for-8 inside the three-point arc and scored 14 points. When Indiana needed a lift, he gave them just that.
Indiana trailed 41-40 at half but dominated the second half. They led by as many as 19, outscored Kentucky 22-8 on points off turnovers and 18 to 6 in fast break points.
Indiana has now won the last nine games and 16 of the last 17.