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Inside the Hall:
He’s not yet ready to label Indiana as the favorite in his recruitment, but it’s clear Saturday’s 73-72 thriller against No. 1 Kentucky made a major impact on 2013 Detroit, Mich. Community forward Byron “Bo” Zeigler.
“A game winner against the No. 1 team in the country. … Crazy environment,” Zeigler told Inside the Hall of his first trip to Assembly Hall. “I’ve never seen a game like that in my life. The fans are behind the basketball program 100 percent.
“That’s probably going to play a big role in my recruitment.”
The 6-foot-7 Zeigler, a wing forward ranked among the top 40 prospects in his class by Scout.com, sat behind the bench and had a close look at Christian Watford’s game winner from the left wing.
“I was right behind the bench. I couldn’t believe he hit it,” Zeigler said. “I see buzzer beaters on TV, but I was right there and I was able to see it. It was unbelievable.”
After the shot went in, chaos ensued on Branch McCracken Court as students stormed the floor.
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Once the raucous crowd on the Assembly Hall court finally began to subside, Christian Watford made his way into media room — still in partial disbelief over what had transpired less than 45 minutes earlier.
“It’s indescribable. I don’t even really know what happened. I couldn’t really tell you,” said Watford, who knocked down the biggest shot of his career to lift the...
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In the days leading up to Indiana's game against#1 Kentucky at
Assembly Hall there weren't too many people who thought that the
Hoosiers could knock off the Wildcats. There were a few outside of the
Indiana fan base who picked Tom Crean's team to win, but the majority of
the predictions ranged anywhere from a close loss to a Kentucky blowout
with IU's schedule...