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No. 3 Indiana following Ferrell's lead as it hits road to face rival Purdue

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    FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012, file photo, Indiana's Yogi Ferrell (11) works the ball against Central Connecticut'ss Andrew Hurd (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind. Ed Schilling has coached all over the map and seen a lot of high school players. He could tell Ferrell was special, the moves, energy, dedication. So Schilling is not surprised the Indiana guard is running the floor for the nation's No. 3 team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2013, file photo, Indiana's Yogi Ferrell directs his teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Penn State in Bloomington, Ind. Ed Schilling has coached all over the map and seen a lot of high school players. He could tell Ferrell was special, the moves, energy, dedication. So Schilling is not surprised the Indiana guard is running the floor for the nation's No. 3 team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (The Associated Press)

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell is not a typical freshman point guard.

He's running the show for the nation's No. 3 team, Indiana, and he's still growing into the job.

While Ferrell has played a big role in the Hoosiers' improved defense, last year's Mr. Basketball runner-up in Indiana is starting to show he can shoot the ball, too, and just in time for Wednesday night's showdown at Purdue. He's shooting 52 percent from the field over the past five games.

The game could feature as many as eight starters who played high school basketball in Indiana. But the main attraction will be between Ferrell and Ronnie Johnson, who are considered the state's two best point guards in the 2012 recruiting class.

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