March 5, 2008

For seniors, final game is still sentimental

Indiana's seniors have been through a great deal not only this season but throughout their entire careers. But after two coaching changes and a lot of off-court turmoil, the Hoosiers of the 2008 class are set to play their final game in Assembly Hall tonight against Minnesota.

The strain has perhaps been the greatest on D.J. White, who is the only remaining member of a recruiting class that was at one point in time ranked in the nation's top five. From the group, former five-star prospect Josh Smith went pro, James Hardy switched full time to football, A.J. Ratliff quit the team, Lucas Steijn transferred to a junior college and Robert Vaden followed Mike Davis to UAB.

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