What a night at Assembly Hall. On Feb. 7, 2013, Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup as time expired to give the Fighting Illini a thrilling 74-72 win over No. 1 Indiana in front of a sellout crowd at Assembly Hall.
Brandon Paul got the assist on Griffey's game-winner, inbounding the ball from the right corner with 0.9 on the clock. Griffey cut down the lane un-guarded, got the shot off quickly, the ball went though the hoop as the clock hit 0.0 and bedlam ensued at Assembly Hall. Re-live the night with a look at the social media reaction by Illini Nation below.
Here are some nuggets about the game:
- Illinois closed the game on a 13-2 run, holding the Hoosiers to just one field goal in
the last five minutes.
- It was Illinois' third win in school history over a No. 1-ranked team (Michigan State 1979, Wake Forest 2004)
- Illinois trailed by as many as 14 points and faced a 41-29 deficit at the half, overcoming their second-largest halftime deficit (12) of the season.
- This was the second time in Indiana's last three trips to Champaign that the Illini won on a buzzer beater. Former Illini point guard Demetri McCamey hit a runner just outside the lane as the game clock expired to knock off the Hoosiers, 72-70, on Jan. 30, 2010.
- Illinois beat Indiana in Champaign for the 10th time in the last 11 games, and evened the all-time series with the Hoosiers at 84 wins apiece.
- Illinois now has three victories over top-10 teams this season, tying the third-most single-season wins over top-10 opponents in school history.
- Illinois has four wins over teams currently in the top-15 (Feb. 4 poll), the most of any team in the nation (#1 Indiana, #6 Gonzaga, #10 Ohio State and #14 Butler).