The month of January was a tough one for Indiana, as the Hoosiers slid from a perfect 3-0 in B1G play to 3-7 after a seven-game losing skid. Everyone was ready to throw in the towel on Archie Miller and the gang.

But things changed for the Hoosiers over the weekend, after they recorded a 79-75 overtime victory over No. 6 Michigan State on Saturday night. The victory snapped an ugly losing skid and rejuvenated the program entering the final nine games of the conference season.

Big Ten Network analyst Stephen Bardo was particularly impressed with Indiana’s performance on Saturday night, and believes IU silenced some of its critics with the win.

“I wanna give congratulations to the Indiana Hoosiers because your brethren, your brotherhood, some former players who are on the air in Indianapolis dogged the Hoosiers,” Bardo said. “Calling for their heads, threw dirt on them. But they broke a seven-game skid at Michigan State. I would have paid to be in that locker room in Indiana.”

Indiana is now 4-7 in league play and 13-9 on the season. While the Hoosiers still have some work to do, they’ve got plenty of meat remaining on the schedule to make up some ground.

We’ll see if the upset victory sparks IU at one of the most important times during the college basketball season.