Just four nights ago, Indiana fans were storming the court after sending No. 3 Wisconsin to its first loss of the season. Saturday, they left Assembly Hall stunned after Indiana’s ugly 54-47 loss to Northwestern, which entered the game with only two wins all-time in Bloomington. See some of the best Twitter reaction to the upset in this post.
The numbers were ugly. Indiana shot 25 percent (15-of-60) and had one player (Noah Vonleh, 17) in double figures. Make no mistake, Northwestern’s defense had plenty to do with Indiana’s struggles.
In the end, this game came down to Tre Demps, who scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half.
See the best Twitter reaction:
Wait a minute ….. Northwestern beat Indiana? Really?—
Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) January 18, 2014
Wow Northwestern wins AT Indiana. Young Hoosiers need to learn how to handle a little bit of success.—
Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) January 18, 2014
Today was Indiana's worst performance on offense (0.74 points per trip) in B1G play in almost 3 years (3/5/11, @ Illinois, 0.74).—
John Gasaway (@JohnGasaway) January 18, 2014
Indiana loses. Indiana loses at home. Indiana loses at home to Northwestern. Indiana loses at home to Northwestern and scores 47 points.—
Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) January 18, 2014
Northwestern won at Indiana?! Wow. Nice one for Chris Collins. Good week for the Big Ten’s rookie coaches.—
Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 18, 2014
First Illinois, now IU. Wow. Big win in Bloomington caps week of restored credibility for Northwestern basketball and coach Chris Collins.—
David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) January 18, 2014
Embarrassing loss for Indiana, but Northwestern has a pair of decent wins (IU and Illinois) in Chris Collins' first season.—
David Fox (@DavidFox615) January 18, 2014
Indiana is 2-3 at home vs Northwestern in the last 6 seasons. Indiana was 35-0 at home vs Northwestern in the previous 40 seasons.—
ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 18, 2014
So did the basketball gods turn on Indiana for the court rush on Tuesday? Just kidding—
Mike Pegram (@peegs) January 18, 2014
Penn State beat itself against Indiana more than Indiana won that game. Hoosiers had that bad loss in them.—
Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) January 18, 2014