Indiana pulled off the upset, knocking off No. 1 Kentucky 73-72 Saturday at Assembly Hall.
It was an amazing game filled with turns. The Hoosiers saw an eight-point lead trimmed to one at halftime. IU used an 11-0 run in the second half to build a 10-point lead. But Kentucky battled back and held a two-point lead with 5.6 seconds remaining.
And then Christian Watford provided the heroics, nailing a three-pointer as time expired.
Key shot: Any guesses? Watford finished with 20 points. He had four three-pointers. None bigger, of course, than the game-winner.
Key numbers: Kentucky went 2 of 7 from the foul line. Doron Lamb went 1 for 2 with 5.6 seconds left, setting up the final sequence.
Balanced attack: Five Hoosiers scored in double figures, led by Watford. In addition, Victor Oladipo had 13 points (and seven rebounds), Jordan Hulls and Cody Zeller scored 11 points (Zeller also had seven rebounds) and Will Sheehey scored 10 points.
Shutting them down: Kentucky's Anthony Davis was hampered with foul trouble (finishing with four fouls) and only scored six points in 24 minutes. Terrence Jones had four points on 2 of 3 from the floor. Jones came into the game averaging 15 points per game.
"Our fans deserved that. They deserved to stand on chairs and tables and be excited. These young men have endured a lot and to have an opportunity like this in front of them, I had 100 percent confidence that they would do everything to max it out. And they did."
- IU coach Tom Crean