On December 5th, 2000, the Indiana Hoosiers traveled to South Bend to face a 10th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish team, and won handily, 86-78.
Surprisingly, it wouldn’t be until more than 12 years later before the Hoosiers would go on the road and beat another top 10 team.
On Sunday, it was the work of Indiana’s starting frontcourt (our ‘Big Three’), which quite arguably, put together the best three-man performance that Division I college basketball has seen all season.
Combining for a total of 70 points while shooting 22 of 32 from the floor, Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, and Christian Watford walked into Columbus, Ohio and simply outscored the Buckeyes themselves, propelling the Hoosiers to a dominating 81-68 victory in what was one of the most tremendous trio of offensive performances I’ve witnessed this season.
If Indiana can have repeat performances like the Big Three against Ohio State, it will be difficult to find an opposing team that can beat them. If that wasn’t champion...