Fort Wayne shocks Indiana in first major college hoops upset of the season
College hoops is known for its upsets, but we haven't seen that BIG upset yet in 2016-17, the shocking one that no one could have possibly seen coming, featuring that team you've never heard of, with the quirky nickname and even quirkier coach.
Until Wednesday night, that is. No. 3 Indiana fell on the road to its tiny, cross-state counterpart, the Fort Wayne Mastodons. Yes, the Mastodons. They pulled off the 71-68 shocker in overtime.
For those who didn't see the game, Fort Wayne was probably the better team. They took a 38-36 lead into the half and only trailed for 90 seconds total the entire game. After Indiana rallied to force the extra period, John Konchar scored the go-ahead free throw with just over a minute to go, and DeAngelo Stewart added two more to seal the victory. Thomas Bryant led the way with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana.
In terms of the win itself, well, it was obviously the biggest in school history. The team has only been a D-1 school since 2002 and was 0-9 against ranked opponents all-time.
Still, following the victory, coach Jon Coffman was quick to praise Indiana for taking the matchup, in a true road game.
The good news for Indiana coach Tom Crean is that he and the Hoosiers will have plenty of time to bounce back from this loss. Indiana faces Mississippi Valley State over the holiday weekend before getting North Carolina at home next Thursday.
We thought the interview was over.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 23, 2016