On Thursday, Indiana rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Michigan. On Friday, the Hoosiers outlasted top-seed Illinois and danced into the B1G Tournament semifinals – and likely the NCAA Tournament.

Entering Indianapolis as a definitive bubble team, Indiana has produced a pair of clutch wins it desperately needed. Friday’s performance – spearheaded by big man Trayce Jackson-Davis – was especially impressive.

At halftime, the two sides were locked in a back-and-forth battle with Illinois holding a slim 33-31 lead. In the second half, neither side was able to run away with it though both teams had opportunities to win it late.

In the end, Jackson-Davis hit 3 free-throws late for Indiana, giving the Hoosiers the 65-63 upset. It becomes Indiana’s first trip to the semifinals of the B1G Tournament since 2013 and the first time a 9-seed has advanced to the semis since 2002.

Jackson-Davis battled it out with Kofi Cockburn all game long, finishing with a team-high 21 points and 7 rebounds to go with 3 assists and a block. His 3-for-4 effort from the free-throw line was enough for Indiana’s gutsy win.

Cockburn was equally impressive, finishing with a double-double at a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Illini. Coleman Hawkins added 18 points but not much else was produced from key pieces for Illinois.

Alfonso Plummer, Trent Frazier and Andre Curbelo combined to shoot 4-for-14 from 3-point range. Despite being electric with the ball in his hands, Curbelo finished with 5 points and shot 1-for-7 from the field and 3-for-7 from the free-throw line. As a team, Illinois shot 35.7% from the floor and 8-for-22 from 3-point range.

Now, Indiana will advance to face the winner of Iowa vs. Rutgers on Saturday while Illinois waits to find out its seeding for the NCAA Tournament on Selection Sunday.