Scott Agness

His yr keeps getting worse. RT @Charlotte Hornets [Coach] Clifford says that Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will most likely be out until after Christmas.

Michael Pointer

Former #Purdue defensive coordinator Brock Spack and #iufb quarterback Tre Roberson will play for FCS national title.

Michael Pointer

Here is my colleague @ZachOsterman's quick game story: Indiana defeats No. 23 #Butler 82-73 indy.st/1ARIlv2 via @indystar

Michael Pointer

I haven't seen IU much, but seems like opportunity is knocking for Hoosiers. Big Ten is WIDE open after Wisconsin.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: A few of you have called me negative. I picked #Butler publicly these last two games. I am out of the prediction business.

Michael Pointer

Now, the Tennessee game. . .That one stings. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Can't fault #Butler's effort. Barlow getting in foul trouble was major. I don't think this one will hurt much on Selection Sunday. . .

Michael Pointer

#Butler didn't do a great job of defending the 3 and got a little worn out in the second half. Lack of depth still an issue.

Michael Pointer

Final score: Indiana 82, #Butler 73. IU was the better team today. It got the game at its pace. Shut down Dunham in the second half.

Michael Pointer

OK, this is interesting. IU calls timeout twice while failing to inbounds ball. Hoosiers have just one left. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Indiana also got 22 points from its bench compared to just 11 for #Butler. Again, Hoosiers have done a better job playing to their strengths

Michael Pointer

Indiana 78, #Butler 73, 50 seconds left. Timeout Bulldogs. Indiana will have the ball. Time to start fouling for Butler.

Michael Pointer

Really stupid foul there by IU. Totally stopped the clock for #Butler.

Michael Pointer

Dunham has been held to five points in second half. Getting a reliable second offensive option remains a big concern for #Butler.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 76, #Butler 70, 1:34 left. Bulldogs have the ball and are not out of it, but have to play a near-perfect 94 seconds.

Michael Pointer

Looks like IU is going to get this game into the 80s. I thought #Butler had little chance if that happened.

Michael Pointer

Really tough day offensively for Roosevelt Jones. Just 4-for-14 and missed a huge layup a couple of minutes ago. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Chrabascz hits a 3-pointer to cut IU's lead to 76-68 with 2:51 left. Timeout #Butler.

Michael Pointer

Not much difference in box score except for one category: IU is 7-for-15 from 3-point range. #Butler is 2-for-11.

Michael Pointer

#Butler had it down to 2, but two turnovers lead to two IU baskets at other end. Indiana 71, Butler 65, 4:47 left, timeout Bulldogs.

Michael Pointer

Barlow is back in. Think Holtmann wanted to wait a few more minutes, but he really had no choice. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Indiana 65, #Butler 61, 7:53 left. Hoosiers have the tempo like they want it. Spreading the floor. But plenty of time left.

Michael Pointer

Think Holtmann has to get Barlow back in the game out of this media timeout. IU really has things going its way now. #butler

Michael Pointer

Good move by IU. Ferrell saw Jackson Aldridge was in the game and took it right at him. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Looked like a clean block to me. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Couple of good hustle plays by Etherington there. Cleans up on offensive boards, saves ball into Jones. #Butler 55, Indiana 52, 11:53 left.

Michael Pointer

Going to be interesting to see how Holtmann manages his bench with Barlow out with four fouls. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Butler tripled down on Perea when he got the ball in post. Result was travel call. Get defensive call.

Michael Pointer

#Butler 51, Indiana 47, 14:24 left. Timeout IU.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann goes with Wideman and Martin out of the timeout. Barlow on bench with 4. Chrabascz getting a breather.

Michael Pointer

Barlow just picked up his fourth with 15:29 left. #Butler 45, Indiana 45.

Michael Pointer

Crean shook up his starting lineup a bit in the second half. No James Blackman. Interesting.

Michael Pointer

Some good news for #Butler: North Carolina beat Ohio State handily today. Makes that win in the Bahamas look even a little better.

Michael Pointer

Sports is funny, isn't it? Looked like IU might be able to run away with Barlow on bench, but #Butler turns up defensive play and ties game.

Michael Pointer

On the other hand: The defense was stellar down stretch, even with Barlow out. Getting good looks at basket. Dunham has been fabulous.

Michael Pointer

If I'm Holtmann: I am concerned because IU still has it at its pace. The game is tied and Ferrell and Blackmon have done very little.#Butler

Michael Pointer

Halftime: #Butler 38, Indiana 38. Bulldogs end on 11-3 run.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 38, Butler 38, 52.9 seconds left in half. Dunham with 18 points on 4-for-6 shooting. 9-for-9 from the line.

Michael Pointer

Kellen Dunham is putting on an all-American performance today. Talk about your best player stepping up. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Well, it didn't pay off. Barlow goes for a steal on perimeter and gets called for a fou. with 2:03 left half. Holtmann not like the call.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann rolling the dice here a little bit. Barlow back in with two fouls and 3:07 left in half. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Perea just sent one of Jones' underhand shots into the stands. Literally.

Michael Pointer

IU isn't getting much from Blackmon and Ferrell. Jones doing his usual good job there. But Troy Williams is tearing #Butler up.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 35, #Butler 27, 3:53 left in first half. Bulldogs cut defict to 2 before IU went on 901 run. Really, really missing Barlow.

Michael Pointer

Martin and Chrabascz in for Etherington and Aldridge. That didn't last long. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Excuse me. . .Jackson Aldridge. My apologies. My Jacksons ran together for a moment. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Jackson Davis getting some run as well. Big part of the game.

Michael Pointer

#Butler really needs Austin Etherington to step up -- and he fouls Williams on the drive and basket. With Barlow sitting, this is huge.

Michael Pointer

Indiana has 10 points from its bench. #Butler has just two. Thus far, Hoosiers doing a good job of working to their advantages.

Michael Pointer

Barlow been very active defensively. Just made a great strip that saved an IU basket and let to Barlow layup at other end. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Indiana 26, #Butler 22, 6:54 left in first half. Barlow just picked up his second foul. Would be tough he has to sit for long.

Michael Pointer

#Butler called for its first foul with 10:12 left in the first half. Let's just say the IU fans noticed.

Michael Pointer

Holtmann not sticking with the bench long. All five starters in after media timeout. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Difference thus far: IU is 3-for-5 from 3-point range. #Butler is 0-for-2. Bulldogs have missed a couple of open shots in the lane, too.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 17, #Butler 15, 11:29 left in first half. IU has it going at its pace probably a little more than Chris Holtmann would like.

Michael Pointer

IU is far from a perfect team, but fair to say #Butler has not played a team that can shoot it like this. Not even remotely close.

Michael Pointer

Dunham just got IU's Holt to bite on a pump fake and drew the foul. Hit all 3 free throws.

Michael Pointer

IU also is 2-for-2 from 3-point range. Trend that needs to stop for #Butler, obviously.

Michael Pointer

Good news for #Butler: Woods with a strong putback and Dunham getting to line early. Bad news: Chrabascz missed a couple of close-in looks.

Michael Pointer

Indiana 10, #Butler 8, 15:41 left in half. IU with three fouls already to none for Butler.

Michael Pointer

Seeing Crean and Holtmann on the same sideline is pretty striking. Talk about two different demeanors. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Jones starting out on Ferrell. Barlow on Blackmon, who drives to hoop for IU's first points.

Michael Pointer

Normal starting five for #Butler: Barlow, Jones, Dunham, Chrabascz, Woods.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans with a pretty healthy turnout. IU still with an edge, but not as pronounced as I remember it in the past.

Paul George

Need your votes for the @Indiana Pacers tree in the #CitySidewalks contest! Like this pic on Facebook: bit.ly/PacersTree14 http://t.co/oGKESD4BEU

Michael Pointer

I am sitting in front of the #Butler band on the baseline. I am hoping still have my hearing at the end of the day.

Michael Pointer

Having said that: IU will give #Butler its best shot. As some of the other panelists noted, Crean under real pressure to win this game.

Michael Pointer

Hope you saw our Crossroads Classic preview show. My prediction during it: #Butler 65, Indiana 61. Defense and Butler's toughness prevail.

Michael Pointer

Final warning: Our Crossroads Classic preview show is at 1:45 on indystar.com. Yours truly will talk #Butler.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Reminder to check out our Crossroads Classic preview show at indystar.com at 1:45 p.m. Guaranteed fun for all.

Indiana Pacemates

And be sure to vote for the @Indiana Pacers tree as best decorated by "liking" this pic on Facebook: bit.ly/PacersTree14 http://t.co/0WTQZgbNQk

Indiana Pacemates

Meet us at the @Indiana Pacers #CitySidewalks tree at the corner of Georgia St. and Pennsylvania St. today from noon to 1p! http://t.co/Ti2mzUdMbX

Damjan Rudez

Just finished watching the premiere of Wahlberg's new flick The Gambler with @George Hill!John Goodman is still the man

George Hill

At The Movies With My @damjan_rudez & Pacernation Q. BUCKNER CARL Nicks Watching The Premiere Of The… instagram.com/p/wz_cHTukK4/

Lavoy Allen

Been bothering me for a few months but I finally figured it out instagram.com/p/wz6twVKbwn/

Candace Buckner

Watson still has a sinus infection (felt sick during the game Wed vs LAC). Tho he finished practice under his sweats, he's probable vs DEN

Candace Buckner

G. Hill once again participated in practice, & near the end ran w/ starters but only in place of C.J. Watson who couldn't finish the session

Candace Buckner

With 2 days off between road games, #Pacers did themselves a favor & got in a long practice in Denver; chance to get acclimated to thin air

Paul George

Celebrate savings with @Sprint. Switch now & #CutYourBill in Half. sprint.co/1Gpf5gR

Michael Pointer

#Marian is going to lose anyway, but that pass interference call was one of the worst calls I've seen on any level of football. Atrocious.

Michael Pointer

Every time I get ready to go run some errands, #Marian scores and provides a little drama in this NAIA title game.

Mark Montieth

Got my Wilt Chamberlain stamps today. Had to wait in line behind 20,000 women.

Michael Pointer

The sunshine and short sleeves during this #Marian game is a sad reminder we have a long winter ahead.

Mark Montieth

Finally got with Jay Edwards for One on One episodes. Five years in the making. Will air first week of the new year.

Conrad Brunner

Gearbox problem could keep #Colts Hilton in the pits. @grady @dandakich @jmv1070 1070thefan.com/blogs/brunos-b… http://t.co/oh9onCgqyL

Michael Pointer

Chris Holtmann's hometown paper caught up with him. Here is the story. #Butler bit.ly/1wL4Xhu

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: Enough skill position guys available, Fleener, Allen give you flexibility in formations, just in case.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: For some, tall order to play after not practicing. Don't count Hilton out, he's something special.

Conrad Brunner

#Colts Pagano: Hilton worked out with trainers today.

Conrad Brunner

#COlts Pagano: Cherilus, Reitz, Thornton all ruled out. Davis, Hilton questionable.

Michael Pointer

Update to previous message: My appearance with @KentSterling has been pushed back one hour to 4:45 p.m. on CBS Sports 1430 in Indy. #Butler

Michael Pointer

Talking @Butler with @KentSterling at 3:45 EST today on CBS Sports 1430 here in Indy.

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: Caught up with #Butler's Roosevelt Jones after Thursday's practice. My story. indy.st/16x496e via @indystar

Chris Singleton

Never had a heated argument until I sat down on the toilet, believe or not I'm ready to show it