The Indiana Hoosiers jumped out to a double-digit lead over the Tar Heels and didn’t look back enroute to a 76-67 win at Assembly Hall. It gave the Hoosiers their second win against a top 5 team this season.
UNC looked sluggish from the start and it seemed like the atmosphere at Assembly Hall may have had them rattled.
The crowd was electric from the start as they honored World Series champion and former IU baseball player Kyle Schwarber. During halftime, the Hoosiers honored their 1981 National Championship Team.
Following the game, head coach Roy Williams called out the UNC Basketball faithful as he would love to play in an atmosphere like that.
“It was a wonderful crowd,” Williams said via Andrew Carter. “Gosh. I’d like to play in front of a crowd like that in the Smith Center every night other than the frickin‘ Duke game. And that was just—congratulations to them, their fans, their students. It was a big-time crowd.”