Indiana has suffered some heartbreaking losses recently, but the Hoosiers were able to turn their fortunes around on Tuesday night, winning in thrilling fashion.
Tuesday’s game between No. 19 Wisconsin and Indiana went into double overtime, as the two teams scrapped back and forth most of the evening. The game came down to one final shot, a layup from freshman sensation Romeo Langford.
Langford drove hard to the basket, laid the ball off the glass and gave IU a 75-73 advantage with 0.8 seconds remaining in the contest. The Badgers tried one last Hail Mary attempt, but an inbounds pass couldn’t be corralled and Indiana posted the upset win on its home court.
Here’s the final drive from Langford:
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Langford led Indiana with 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the victory. The Hoosiers also got great production from Juwan Morgan, who had 15 boards to go along with nine points.
Justin Smith scored 12 points and Al Durham and Robert Phinisee each had 11.
Indiana improved to 14-14 on the season and 5-12 in B1G play. Though their tournament resumé needs some help, the Hoosiers now have wins over Marquette, Louisville, Michigan State, Butler and Wisconsin. With games against Michigan State, Illinois and Rutgers remaining — along with the B1G Tournament — some experts believe there’s still an outside chance Archie Miller and Co. can earn a spot in the 68-team field.
In order to do that, the Hoosiers likely need to win out and post a few victories in the B1G Tournament. But a win on Tuesday night over the Badgers was a nice step in the right direction.