Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A 41-year drought ends

In what must be a season of several dubious firsts, the Hoosiers lost to Northwestern for the first time ever at Assembly Hall. Yes I said ever.

The Hoosiers lost by 22 points, 75-53, on their home floor to a team that had not won in Bloomington since 1968.

Whenever the Hoosiers gained a little momentum, it was quickly snuffed out by a Northwestern three-pointer or conventional basket, followed by an IU turnover or missed shot. It's a problem they haven't solved all year.

A 20-4 run in the second half was the knock-out blow.

This game was probably the last best chance for a win before the Big Ten tournament. The Hoosiers are at Penn State Saturday and then host Michigan State March 3. The regular season ends at Wisconsin March 8.

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