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Indiana University Basketball Beats #1 Kentucky At Buzzer

IU's Christian Watford's three-point buzzer shot gave IU the win over Kentucky 73 to 72.

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Photo: Joe Hren/WTIU News

IU fans rush the court after IU beat number one ranked Kentucky at the buzzer on Saturday.

The Indiana University basketball team beat the number one ranked University of Kentucky on Saturday. IU junior Christian Watford scored a three-point shot at the buzzer for the 73 to 72 win.

Watford was also the high scorer of the game with 20 points. IU was up 30 to 29 at halftime, and the score remained close until the end of the game. It was Kentucky’s first loss of the season.

IU fans rushed the court after the game, creating a sea of red and white. Fans then moved to downtown Bloomington, where they celebrated in the streets on Kirkwood between Indiana and Grant by dancing on top of parked cars.

Police closed off the road when cars could no longer drive through because of the celebration.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • Hoo-sher Daddy

    LOVE IT!!!! Way to go IU

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