Josh Newkirk was enough to patch loss of Devonte Green

When IU sophomore guard Devonte Green went down after rolling his ankle underneath an Illinois defender on Wednesday night, the crowd of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall caught its breath.

He was the spark plug, the home run playmaker, the only true constant in guard play in the last handful of games. Which player could replace a vacant position that scored 19 points against Minnesota and 20 against Ohio State?