Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/6/13
A frustrating and demoralizing loss — that prevented the Indiana basketball team from winning a Big Ten championship outright for the first time in 20 years — didn't stop coach Tom Crean from bringing  out the ladders and cutting down the nets on Senior Night at Assembly Hall. Hours after the 67-58 upset loss to Ohio State, and way past midnight, the Hoosiers players donned Big Ten championship hats (they are guaranteed co-champs) and went through the ritual of cutting down the nets in front of the nearly empty gym. The surreal event — which I don't think anyone has ever seen before —came at about 12:43 a.m. and could be considered either a sad celebration or happy disappointment — depending on how you saw it. One group who mostly saw the Monty Python in the moment were the Ohio State fans who lit up the feed at Buckeye Sports.com with snarky comments about clipping the nylon after a loss. "Cut down the nets after a loss, now that's funny," said one. "They are right now par...
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