Last night's 72-68 win by the #1 ranked IU Men's Basketball game against Michigan State in East Lansing, MI was the biggest game since that fabled win against Kentucky last year. In some ways, last night's win was even more important. While the Kentucky win clearly sent a message to the college basketball world that IU was back, the win against Michigan State validated Indiana's national number one ranking. The last time Indiana won at Michigan State was in 1991. That's right. A 22-year losing streak. Michigan State was also on a 15-game home winning streak at the Breslin Center. IU keeps getting better. Victor Oladipo keeps getting better, if you can believe that! This season is turning into one for the history books. For those of us who have been around to remember four of IU's national championship seasons, well, this sure has all the makings for another one. Here are some highlights from last nights game, er, I mean the Oladipo Show.
ESPN left one amazing play out of that video. It was a block that Oladipo made when Michigan State caught us on a transition fast break. If this play had been in Assembly Hall, they would probably have to start construction on a new facility, because I am pretty sure the roof would have been blown off from the noise.
It sure feels good to see the Hoosiers back where they belong. There are going to be some nervewracking days and nights ahead, but I am loving every minute of it.