Originally written March 15, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
We know that the Indiana Hoosiers have a rival in Purdue. That’s their main bloodfeud. But the IU series with the Illini has seen a lot of emotional moments as well. You had Eric Gordon going Judas on Bruce Weber at the last possible moment, to defect to Kelvin Sampson and the Hoosiers. Gordon was one-and-done to the NBA anyway, but Illini fans still seethe. And the shooting guard was right to leave when he did, as Sampson destroyed the Hoosiers program. From Tyler Griffey’s buzzer beater lay-in (which set off a court-storming at the real Assembly Hall) to Nick Anderson’s buzzer beater at the other/second Assembly Hall, to the Hoosiers storming the court in 2010 as the Illini were their first ranked victim in three years, this series has had it’s moments. The Hoosiers are tied all time with the Illini at 84 wins apiece. The Illini are 5-1 versus IU in the Big Ten Tournament, but also 0-3 versus the tourney’s top seed; which happens to be IU. Illinois beat the Hoosiers February 7th...
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