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IU Basketball Upsets No. 3 Wisconsin

The IU Hoosiers, who are unranked, upset the University of Wisconsin Badgers 75-72.

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Photo: Baylor Aldridge (flickr)

Hoosier fans storm the court after IU upset the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday night.

The Indiana University men’s basketball team upset the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday 75-72, giving the Badgers their first loss of the season.

Sophomore guard Yogi Ferrell led the team in scoring with 25 points. Will Sheehey and Stanford Robinson followed, each scoring 13 points.

The Hoosiers kept the score tight throughout the game.  At halftime, IU trailed by one point, 35-34.

But IU trailed most of the second half until they tied it up with about nine minutes left in the game. The Hoosiers were able to hold on to the lead for most of the rest of the game.

IU fans quickly took to social media after the buzzer sounded.

Former IU basketball star Victor Oladipo, who was the No. 2 NBA draft pick last year and now plays for the Orlando Magic, even joined in the conversation, congratulating the Hoosiers.

IU head coach Tom Crean says although the program has had plenty of big wins, it’s a big deal to this team.

“I mean we had a long week from Michigan State to Penn State but we’ve gotten a lot better, and we got a lot better the last couple of days,” Crean says. “It’s amazing what happens when some real confidence starts to come.”

The Hoosiers now have two straight wins over Big Ten opponents after defeating Penn State Saturday in University Park.

“We’ve come very far, had a lot of early losses, but I felt like we learned from watching film,” Ferrell says. “We’ve been working hard in practice, but we’re not going to be content with it.”

The Hoosiers are now 12-5 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play heading into Saturday’s game against Northwestern at Assembly Hall.

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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