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For the sixth time this season, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team fell. For the second time, that top-ranked squad was Indiana, as the Hoosiers lost in one of the most wild comebacks of the year in Illinois’ 74-72 upset.
After Indiana star guard Victor Oladipo blocked a shot attempt, the Illini inbounded the ball with a mere 0.9 seconds remaining. Somehow, someway, Tyler Griffey found himself wide open for an easy layup and the biggest win of the year for the up-and-down program.
The game-winning layup completed an unbelievable, 14-point comeback in the game’s final 3:32 seconds. It marked the school’s first win over a No. 1 team since beating Wake Forest in 2004, and the fan’s in Champaign were not going to let it go to waste.
The basket was made, the court was rushed, and the party in Urbana was on.