If a tree upsets a blueblood program in the woods, but nobody was able to watch it, did it really happen?
Yes. It absolutely happened. And it happened big. Indiana State went into Bloomington and beat - no - DEMOLISHED Indiana to spoil Archie Miller’s Hoosier debut. The Sycamores shot their way to a 90-69 win.
From the opening tip, it was clear which team was in control. The Sycamores jumped out to an early lead with the use of a scorching hot perimeter barrage. In the first half alone, Indiana State went 10-15 from behind the arc, and took a 54-33 lead into the locker room.
Those hot hands did not cool off. In fact, they got hotter. The Sycamores finished with 17 triples, which broke the Assembly Hall record for an opposing team. Brenton Scott led the charge from downtown with six threes and a game-high 24 points. Jordan Barnes added 18 points and hit five threes of his own. As a team, the Sycamores shot 29-49 (59.2%) from the floor for the game, including 17-26 (65.4%) from distance.
The win marks the first time that the Sycamores have won this matchup since 2005. For the Hoosiers, this is the second straight year that Indiana has fallen to an in-state mid-major program. As we all love/hate to remember, Fort Wayne took down the then No. 3 Hoosiers.