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Fan Reaction to Indiana Beating Kentucky on Buzzer Beater

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Uploaded on Dec 12, 2011

Hoosier Nation celebrates a buzzer-beater win over #1 Kentucky!

Background: Indiana University has a long and storied basketball history. In spring of 2008, former coach Kelvin Sampson was forced to resign amid serious NCAA allegations. Coach Tom Crean, who left Marquette for IU "because it's Indiana, it's Indiana" faced a monumental rebuilding task: the Hoosiers had lost 11 players from the previous year (3 transferred, 3 dismissed, 3 graduated, 2 NBA draft) and were penalized by the NCAA. Undersized and undermanned, the Hoosiers fought for three season, playing with passion and energy, but ultimately succumbing to better talent. Their record over those three seasons: 28-66, 8-46 in the Big Ten Conference. In fall of 2011, with a balanced and more-experienced roster, Hoosier Nation felt poised for a return to relevancy, perhaps even a post-season run. A soft schedule allowed IU to start the season 8-0, and though it felt different from the previous seasons under Coach Crean, few expected Indiana to be able to compete for 40 minutes with rival Kentucky, the top team in the country and one that features several future NBA stars. For over 39 minutes the teams traded blows, including 5 lead changes in the last two minutes. Then, catharsis for Hoosier Nation...

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Music composed by Jerry Goldsmith, performed by members of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, for the movie "Hoosiers", owned by Hemdale Film Corporation
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Watford Photo by Darron Cummings/AP
Assembly Hall Photo by Icon Sports Media
Oladipo Photo by Darron Cummings/AP
Kirkwood Photo by Chet Strange/IDS
Five Banners Photo by Jamie Owens/J.Scott Photography

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