Congrats to the Indiana Hoosiers (26-5, 174-4) for winning the Big Ten championship inh dramatic fashion by squeaking by the Michigan Wolverines (25-6, 12-6) by the score of 72-71.
The Hoosiers trailed by five in the final minute but took advantage when the Wolverines were unable to close it out at the foul line, costing themselves a piece of the Big Ten title. The 7-foot Cody Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke’s shot at the other end to solidify the win.
Indiana coach Tom Crean exchanged words with Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer after Sunday’s victory at Crisler Center and had to be restrained by a staff member before walking away with a smirk.
With the way Crean yelled “You helped wreck our program!” might be related to the time Meyer was a former IU assistant that worked under the former head coach Kelvin Sampson (2006-08) and was caught up in the NCAA phone call violations that forced Sampson to resign and put the Indiana basketball program on probation that forced them to rebuild.
This is the first time the Indiana Hoosiers have solely clinched the Big Ten title in 20 years.