Originally written January 28, 2013 on The Assembly Call:
Victor Oladipo scores 2 of his 21 points against the Spartans on Jan. 27th (Herald-Times/Chris Howell). The weekend’s only matchup between Top 25 teams certainly delivered as Victor Oladipo and the Hoosiers withstood a furious 40-minute Michigan State three-point barrage to win their seventh consecutive game at Assembly Hall against a ranked opponent (dating back to last season), 75-70. After center Adreian Payne hit two three pointers in the opening moments of the first half, Indiana knew it was going to get a fight from the Spartans.  Payne ended up going 3 of 4 from beyond the arc (he had previously attempted a total of four threes all season), and Gary Harris added five of his own, as State finished 11 for 23 from range, surpassing their previous season high of eight against Purdue. But despite five treys and 21 overall, Harris, the 2012 Indiana’s Mr. Basketball, wasn’t the best player on the court Sunday afternoon. That honor was reserved for Indiana’s emerging superstar who’s...
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