Long layoff

USI’s men’s basketball team now enters a sort of vacation from games — they don’t play again until Dec. 8, against Notre Dame College from Ohio. That’s a two-week layoff. Coach Rodney Watson wasn’t too happy about this before the season began, blaming it on the NCAA’s cutting two games from Division II teams’ seasons. Now it may be a blessing. Keith DeWitt, USI’s 6-9 senior center who scored 25 points in the season opener (and 18 against Division I Evansville), is recovering from knee surgery. Sure, USI has won without him, but it’ll need him come the conference schedule.

By the way, I saw DeWitt at practice today. He was just shooting free throws, but he looked OK. And his left knee did not have a brace — or any covering — on it.

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