Field Goal %
- IND 42.3
- 42.9 MINN
Three Point %
- IND 39.1
- 20.0 MINN
- IND 11
- 10 MINN
- IND 35
- 50 MINN
- Line: IND -4.5
- 0th Half
Indiana is the tenth team to lose three times in the same regular season as the No. 1 team in the country. None of the previous nine won the NCAA Tournament that year.
Trevor Mbakwe is the sixth Big Ten player with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a win over a No. 1 team.
Indiana joins 1964-65 Michigan and 2002-03 Arizona as the only teams to lose 3 times to unranked opponents as the No. 1 team in the same season.
It is the NCAA Tournament, so there must be an underdog. But while 12th-seeded Middle Tennessee fits the textbook definition, the Blue Raiders certainly don't see themselves as anything less than one of the best teams in the country.
Getting out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three years was a big step for Purdue, but now the Boilermakers want more.
There was plenty for Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton to be excited about following his team's victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament's West Region.