(INDIANAPOLIS) — No.1 Indiana’s hopes for an undefeated season were ruined by a very unlikely source.
Butler Sophomore walk-on Alex Barlow hit a spinning floater in the lane with 2.4 seconds left in overtime to give his team a stunning 88-86 win over the top-ranked Hoosiers.
The Bulldogs trusted Barlow in the biggest moment of the game despite him coming into the game with only 12 career points. With three key Butler players fouled out of the game, the ball was put in his hands and his floater banked in with 2.4 seconds left to give Butler an 88-86 lead. He finished the game with six points.
On the final possession of overtime, Jordan Hulls misfired on a half-court heave to give Butler the win.
Rotnei Clark led Butler with 19 points while Roosevelt Jones had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.
Cody Zeller led Indiana (9-1) with 18 points. Indiana had won its first nine games by an average of nearly 32 points points per game.
For Butler (8-2), it was their first win over a top-ranked team in school history.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News