BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Even without 7-foot Mr. Basketball Greg Oden in the lineup, Indiana rolled past Kentucky 90-74 Saturday night in the first game of the annual Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic.

Oden, the national player of the year and an Ohio State signee, pulled out of the two-game series earlier this week because of a wrist injury, which required surgery that was performed Friday.

Luke Harangody filled in for Oden at center, scoring 16 points and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds to lead Indiana. The Notre Dame signee from Andrean High spearheaded Indiana’s 65-35 edge in rebounding for Indiana.

“Luke did a tremendous job on the boards. I was really proud of the way he played on defense,” said Indiana coach Chris Benedict of Columbia City.

“I definitely had some real big shoes to fill, and I had some great guys backing me up,” Harangody said.

Chris Cramer, who is bound for Purdue, scored 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Vaughn Duggins, who is headed to Wright State, came off the bench to score 15 as well for Indiana.

Kentucky struggled from the outset, falling behind by 20 points in the first half and never getting closer than seven points the rest of the way.

“When you look at the stat sheet, it’s surprising that we played them to a 16-point game,” said Kentucky coach Tim Riley of Warren East in Bowling Green.

A.J. Slaughter, who is headed to Western Kentucky, got a head start on his future home court at Diddle Arena by pacing Kentucky with 21 points.

Slaughter was the only Kentucky player to reach double figures in the game. Kentucky made just 24 of 64 shots from the floor and just 17 of 35 free throws.

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