#2 goes down

Indiana beat #2-ranked Wisconsin, 71-66, in Bloomington this evening, a win that should take the Hoosiers off the bubble and make them a lock.

16 Responses to “#2 goes down”

  1. Nick S. says:




  2. Brendan Loy says:

    LOL “Nick”

  3. Someone with Hoops Savvy says:

    A good win by IU, no doubt. However, the IU crowd’s actions at the end of the game (namely storming the court) showed that the Hoosiers have a Hoops IQ of roughly 6.

    Any real hoops fan knows the Rules. The Rules clearly state that the only time a court may be rushed is after a noteworthy home victory. The Rules go on to define a noteworthy home victory as:

    (i) An upset victory over an established rival;
    (ii) An upset victory by a college or university not currently in a power conference over a college or university currently in a power conference; or
    (iii) A victory by a college or university not currently in a power conference securing a bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

    Clearly only (i) applies to IU. The Rules go on to define an upset victory as one where:

    (i) The home team is not favored on the daily betting line;
    (ii) A majority of experts have determined that the home team will not defeat the home team’s opponent;
    (iii) The home team is not ranked within the nation’s top twenty-five teams as determined by the ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press polls; and
    (iv) The home team’s opponent is ranked securely within the nation’s top ten teams as determined by the ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press polls.

    (iii) from above creates problems. IU entered the game this evening as the 25/26 ranked team in the nation. While this may create a gray area with other teams, IU is clearly a top-25 team. After all, Hoosier fans never stop bitching about how they are so much better than they are ranked, and how they get no respect since Bobby Knight left. Thus, the “Hoosiering” by IU fans pushes them into the top 25, the result of which means this was NOT an upset victory nor a noteworthy home victory. Therefore, the court rushing was not warranted.

    I suggest IU fans spend less time trying to get sympathy from other fans and spend more time learning and becoming familiar with the Rules. God knows that if Coach Knight was still coaching IU and the students rushed the court in the present situation he would in prison charged with 8,000 decapitations. He knew the Rules.

  4. Been there, Done that says:

    I agree. If you are a top-25 team you should be able to win a big game once in a while. Act like you’ve actually been there before, and like you DESERVE the win because you are a QUALITY TEAM.

  5. IU FANS = LAME says:

    So IU beats an overrated Wisco team and they rush the court?

    IU was even the favorite (+2.5 pts).

    I guess when you haven’t won anything meaningful in the past few decades you get a bit anxious.

  6. Jay Johnson says:

    I was a little concerned when I saw the title. Not wanting to read about going down and #2, and whatnot.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s always hard to win on the road in the Big Ten. Wisconsin is 15-0 this season at home. Other Big 10 teams have great home records like Ohio State, Purdue, and Indiana.

    Badgers are now 7-1 in Big Ten play. It’s hard to go undefeated in the Big 10.

    Badgers are still in the driver’s seat for this conference. This loss ended the longest current winning streak in the NCAA this season. Florida has 2 losses. We’ll see how the polls treat the Badgers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    By the way, Wisconsin was “overrated”?? Wisconsin is the only NCAA team to beat TWO top five teams: they beat OSU when OSU was #5 and they beat Pitt when Pitt was #2. They had the longest winning streak in the NCAA. They were 7-0 in the Big Ten. And they were “overrated”???

    Dude, pull your head out of your ass.

  9. B. Minich says:

    I’m inclined to agree – the Badgers are not “overrated”, at least as of right now. That’s ridiculious – they have beat quality out of conference opponents to get to #2.

  10. Randy says:

    IU has had success as recently as 02 when they made it to the finals. I think it’s funny people make comments without remembering recent college basketball histroy.

  11. IU FANS = LAME says:

    I agree that the Badgers are/were overrated. They are a fine team, but certainly not the 2nd best team in the country.

    The Badgers would get worked by UNC, UCLA, or Florida.

  12. Kalvin Sampson Cheats says:


    I didn’t realize that the NCAA Tournament was canceled this year. Apparently Miles Brand awarded IU the National Championship after their victory over Wisconsin.

    At least that is the only conclusion I can draw after watching this video.

  13. New York Joe says:

    Why would you rush the court for that game? It wasn’t even on national TV.

  14. Wisconsin 97 says:

    Being a proud Wisconsin graduate and season ticket holder for both Football and Basketball, I can honestly say that last night’s IU game was the worst officiating I have ever seen. My daughter’s youth games are officiated much better.

    Tom Oapos, one of the referees, has a clear hatred for both Bo Ryan and the Wisconsin program. I expect Wisconsin to submit a game tape to the NCAA. The officiating was so one-sided that even IU fans should feel sick after stealing that “win.”

  15. Anonymous says:

    Stop blaming officials for everything. It’s unbecoming, and you sound like David K.