Indiana nearly pulled off a win at No. 25 Michigan State, falling 84-83 in overtime.
Here are some highlights:
Key number: 74.1.
That’s the Spartans free throw percentage. Michigan State went 20 of 27 from the line, while the Hoosiers shot 63.6 percent (14 of 22). Michigan State made 5 of its last 6 attempts from the foul line (two at the end of regulation and 3 of 4 in overtime). IU couldn’t convert down the stretch in regulation.
That’s a fact: Indiana fell to 1-2 in overtime games in the Tom Crean era.
“It’s hard for me to explain. I feel like throwing up right now. We battled hard. Everybody bought in.”
– Jeremiah Rivers on how it felt to come close to the victory.
The opponent’s view
Here’s what Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said after the Spartans’ overtime win against Indiana.
“I don’t know if anything’s an upset anymore, it happens when a team shoots well and Tom’s (Crean) team did such an incredible job making threes (11) and moving the ball the first half I didn’t think they were good, I thought they were great. Indiana out-played us for the most part.”