Indiana Cuts Down Nets ... After Loss
Indiana surprisingly lost its Senior Night game to Ohio State, 67–58, on Tuesday. Oddly enough, that didn’t stop them from cutting down the nets and hoisting a trophy to celebrate at least a share of the Big Ten title afterward.
Both anticipating and hoping for a win during IU’s final home game of the season, the administration made the decision to hold a celebration of no less than a co-Big Ten championship after the OSU game that included hats, the Big Ten trophy and cutting down the nets on top of the regular Senior Night activities. By the time all that and the postgame interviews were done, it was almost 2:00 AM Wednesday.
“This is the epitome of bittersweet,” Indiana coach Tom Crean told reporters after the net-cutting. “We’re trying to celebrate what these guys have earned at same time, we didn’t earn it tonight.”
While we understand the Hoosiers’ desperation to celebrate every bit of success it enjoys after the dark years of the late 2000s, they have to realize the value of a contingency plan when games don’t go the way they hoped.
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