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Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's top-ranked team has lost.
The Illini (16-8, 3-7 Big Ten) trailed 41-29 at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half before closing the game on a 13-2 run over the final 3:36.
With the score tied, Indiana's Victor Oladipo turned the ball over and recovered to block a breakaway layup by D.J. Richardson out of bounds with less than a second to play.
Griffey, who was open after setting a screen, took the inbounds pass from Brandon Paul with .9 seconds left and gently laid the ball into the basket.
Hundreds of Illinois students rushed the court, but held their collective breath while the officials checked replays to make sure Griffey had beaten the clock. They erupted once more when the officials signaled the shot was good, and Paul and Richardson hugged and cried.
The upset ended a th...
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Illinois’ Tyler Griffey brought down the house when he hit the game-winning layup to upset No. 1 ranked Indiana.
With just under twenty seconds left and the game tied 72-72, Indiana guard Victor Oladipo tried to make a move to get off a potential game-winning shot, but dribbled off of his leg, turning the ball over to Indiana guard D.J. Richardson who pushed it up the floor only...
Unranked Illinois took out the top ranked Indiana Hoosiers tonight 74-72. The game winning shot came from a Tyler Griffey layup. With .09 seconds left on the clock Tyler broke free and got an uncontested layup for the victory. Talk about a break down in defense. Check out the highlights from the game below.
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Indiana became the fifth straight top-ranked men's college basketball team to lose, falling to unranked Illinois 74-72 on a buzzer-beater by Tyler Griffey on Thursday night.
The senior forward took an inbounds pass with 0.9 seconds to play and made a wide-open layup. And, just like that, the Hoosiers - who moved into the top spot...
In this wide open year in college basketball a top
ranking in the polls is more of a curse than a badge of honor.
Indiana was the latest victim last night in
Champaign, Illinois losing to Illinois 74-72.
That will be the easiest buzzer beater Illinois
senior forward Tyler Griffey will ever make.
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The Hoosiers were reminded of that the hard way on Thursday night, squandering a 14 point lead to an inferior Illinois team, and ultimately losing at the buzzer, 74-72.
A stunned Hoosiers team walks off the court dejectedly following Illinois’ game-winning shot as time expired. (Herald-Times/Chris Howell)
Tied at 72 with 0.9 seconds...