Another unbeaten in college basketball has bitten the dust as the Indiana Hoosiers battled back in the second half to knock off the third-ranked, and unbeaten, Wisconsin Badgers Wednesday night inside the famed Assemble Hall, 75-72.
Wisconsin had the ball with 18 seconds to go in regulation following two made Indiana free throws, but they couldn’t get a decent shot off to keep the hopes of their unbeaten season alive, and the Hoosiers get another big win at home.
Despite being benched by head coach Tom Crean in the second half, the Indiana charge was led by guard Yogi Ferrell, who dropped in 25 points and added in five assists to help give him team the win. After Crean put Ferrell back in the game, he played like a man possessed, attacking the rim and putting the ball in.
Wisconsin took at slim one point lead in the second half, and appeared to be pulling away early on in the final 20 minutes, but the sharp shooting from Ferrell and the Hoosiers prevented that.
With the win, Indiana improves to 12-5 overall and now sit at 2-2 in Big Ten play. Wisconsin suffers their first loss of the season, dropping their record to 16-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.