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There’s a lot of honor in beating a ranked team. If you’re a small school with little history, beating a team ranked #21 in the country is cause for rushing the court. If you’re Indiana, though, well….you still rush the court, I guess. And then you celebrate wildly into the night. After all, those wins against Illinois at home aren’t just locks anymore.

My, how the Hoosiers have fallen.

To be fair, though, the 1:00 mark is the first time Tom Crean has acted like a savior since he arrived on campus. Maybe they’re heading in the right direction.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

66 Comments for Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha



  1. Sexual Ninja
    9:35 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Aww…that’s cute



  2. GoodLord
    9:36 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IU = Insanely Useless



  3. gocats
    9:38 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IULOL



  4. BCO
    9:40 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    LOL



  5. JeanineEdwardsLingerie
    9:41 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I like the awkward guy at the 1:05 mark that tries to go back for a second high five from Crean and gets rejected.



  6. rob
    9:44 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    When did Dwight Schrute start coaching?



  7. TBone
    9:48 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I’m glad fatty and chubs could find time in all that commotion to sneak in an awkward hug in front of a man trying to live in the moment.



  8. browny
    9:49 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Crean’s taylor needs a savior more than IU, whats up with the arm length on his suit? Put your arms down son.



  9. Hibber
    9:50 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    What I want to know is who tailored that suit? Someone totally messed up the arm length on that one.



  10. old-school
    9:50 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    A tradition-rich program that falls on hard time has a reason to celebrate when it believes it’s on the way back.

    Yes – it’s a signal to how far the Hoosiers have fallen to see them rush the court over a conference win over a 21-ranked team – but I think IU fans really want a reason to hope and celebrate and they found a reason to do that last night. Overeaction? Possibly – but speaking as a college basketball fan in this area – I’d like to see IU back on national scene again – it makes for a better UK-IU rivalry.

    Seriously though, is rushing the court after a big win any more ridiculous that UK fans who get all teary-eyed and tingly at the prospect of a high-school senior announcing he’s got the Cat’s on his wish list?

    Fans are often apt to overreact. Whether they wear blue, red or whatever.



  11. ukslamdunk
    9:52 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    They love me…they really really love me!!!



  12. UKIreland
    9:53 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    This makes me feel good. This post should be at the top of the page for the rest of the day!!!



  13. Scared to be a fan
    9:53 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    10 – you are not old school if you think IU should be rushing the court after a vicotry over Illini!



  14. JRA
    9:56 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    believe me, IU will be back. Just like UK fans wouldn’t tolerate a second rate basketball team, neither will the Hoosiers. Just a “little” winning will improve recruiting and then they will be competitive. This is a good thing. Who gets excited about beating a patsy?



  15. SuperTroy
    9:56 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Wow. That was…pathetic.
    I do wish for a more honorable IU as well. Wins over Illinois should cause that much madness. I mean, congrats Hoosiers, you’re in the same league as the University of Illinois-Chicago and Penn State who also beat Illinois this season, (and I bet THEY didn’t rush the court. Although…maybe they did.)



  16. aborted pitinos
    9:56 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Oh how the mighty have fallen… Last night’s reaction was mid-major or bush league at best. I’ve never seen Duke, UNC, Kansas, UCLA, etc EVER rush the court. Tradition rich teams are supposed to act like thy’ve been there before. Enjoy your first win over a ranked opponent in the Crean era guys cause Sunday night it’s back to reality against an angry Michigan St team that will take their frustrastions on the Crean and Crimson. Dwayne Wade’s not walkin through that door to bail your sorry asses out you pathetic LOOSIERS!!



  17. Hoo Dey
    10:00 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    “Rooting for an Indiana team is the most thankless, unrewarding job in all of fandom. The phrase “maybe next year” is as common as “second cousins don’t count” and “get away from my mule” around these parts”…Reading the comments “Inside The Hall” you’d think they won the World Series and the Super Bowl of basketball. http://www.insidethehall.com/2011/01/27/the-minute-after-illinois-2/#more-10278 Woo hoo!!!!!!



  18. bandalumnus
    10:01 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Just a reminder for all that want to rejoice at Rick Pitino’s problems, UK could very well have gone through what IU is going through had it not been for Rick Pitino. And for those who question Mitch Barnhardt, at least he had the guts to pull the plug on the Billy G. experiment before Billy took us to these sorts of lows. We’re a very fortunate fan base.



  19. Kidnut
    10:05 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t kid yourself, rushing the court would happen at Rupp if more students were closer to the floor. Just look at football…we seem to rush the field all the time.



  20. Anonymous Ted Danson
    10:07 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    19 – I disagree. For one, there are more UK students on the floor in Rupp (lower + erruption) than IU students at Assembly Hall. Plus football is different…..we aren’t, havent and never will be elite in that sport.



  21. philly cat
    10:08 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    football has never been there before…that’s the difference.



  22. steve
    10:09 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IU fans that dislike Crean accuse him of being a cheerleader and not a coach. Guess this video proves them correct. It’s been a long 15 years for Indiana.



  23. catmedic
    10:10 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    crean is such a douche!



  24. Anonymous Ted Danson
    10:10 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    10 – Yes there is a HUGE different between rushing the court and getting excited over a recruit. Dont kid yourself old man. An elite recruiting class symbolizes excelence. IU rushing the court after beating #21 at home is pathetic. Period.



  25. R. Smith
    10:12 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    eh…let IU fans have their moment. They need it. We as UK fans don’t need to belittle everything programs do.



  26. Tobias Funke
    10:14 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    EL OH EL



  27. C'mon Time Warner
    10:17 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    They’re college kids. So what?



  28. Wes Henderson
    10:18 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    As a member of the Erupption Zone, the thought of rushing the floor for a victory over anyone is laughable. WE ARE UK, our student section gets it more than some of you obviously do. that would be a dishonor to the heritage of our basketball program for the students to rush the floor to celebrate a victory. We didn’t rush for 2000 wins last season, why would we rush for just 1 of those.



  29. Dwight Schrute
    10:20 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    7. I’ve been in basketball for quite sometime. Also I found it extremely hilarious that you noticed me.

    This is the best post on here. He really does look like Dwight Schrute.



  30. Kernel Sanders
    10:24 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Little known fact — Crean’s family owns a beet farm.



  31. The General
    10:26 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Really?



  32. HoofHearted
    10:33 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    10. Why do fans of an opposing school think that making some sort of backhanded lecturing correlation is somehow going to make everyone come together and say: ‘You know what? You’re right… I’m sorry we made fun of your fans rushing the court’.

    How is rushing the court anywhere near the same thing as fans getting excited about a top recruit coming to play for your team?? And btw, Indiana fans do THE SAME THING… with much lower ranked recruits!

    Kentucky fans had a much better reason to rush the court back in Rick Pitino’s first year at UK. Kentucky was in the middle of probation in 1990, had a 12-10 record (including a 150-95 loss/spanking at Kansas) and were facing a pummeling at home against a Shaquille O’neal, a Stanley Roberts and a Chris Jackson led LSU. UK won 100-95 in one of the best games in RUPP. UK fans had a perfectly legitimate reason to rush the court, but it didn’t happen.



  33. Cell Stuff
    10:44 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    30. Perhaps they should plant a BEAT farm, too. So IU can start BEATing some decent teams and Operation: Rebuild can actually get going. So sad, it’s not even fun hating them anymore.



  34. Al's IndiCats
    10:46 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    This only shows you how bad things have gotten in Bloomington. Being a devoted hater of IU and everything they stood for the last 36 years, it rather sad to seethem rush the court over a win of Illinois. I absolutly dispised Knight in all he stood for, because of his thinking toward every University was not up to his expectations, for he was so honest in everything he done…choking, man handling, bullying. But now I want IU to be revelent again. I never want them to win against the Cats, but I’d love to see them win the Big Ten year in and out just so that IU woes for the last few years would blow up in Knight’s face, and show that he STILL isn’t as big as the university as “HE” thought he was.



  35. Ugh
    10:52 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    If it was up to me, IU would never win another game. I don’t want them to be ever be good again. Their fans are the most uppity, elitist morons on earth, and watching them root around in the mud for the past three years has been hilarious. This reaction to a win over a subpar Illinois team is comical.



  36. UKWildcats86
    10:53 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Uk will never and should never rush the court. It would be embarassing. Rushing the court is for underdogs, Uk should never be surprised about beating anyone. Things have gotten bad for IU. They have 5 titles and now they’re rushing the court for beating what would be a 6 seed in the tourny.



  37. sunnycat
    11:02 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IU got themselves in the mess they are in. They hired Mike Davis after firing Knight. After a few years of Davis they decided to go with….KELVIN SAMPSON who was in trouble with the NCAA for recruiting violations at OSU and we all know how the Sampson hiring turned out. And as far as Crean only time will tell and it will take alot of time. Crean has won 20 or more games five times so it will take alot of time.



  38. sunnycat
    11:05 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    33 That whole Operation: Rebuild thing won’t be happening anytime soon. If anyone thinks Crean is going to bring in another D Wade they are insane. But then again he might since it was dumb luck that got Wade to begin with.



  39. sunnycat
    11:09 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    19 We expect to win in bball now fball is another story.



  40. shadowboxer
    11:09 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I didn’t celebrate like that when UK won the tourney in 96. WTF is wrong with those fools? Did they give Crean and his players a participation trophy too? I actually felt sorry for IU, now I just feel contempt.



  41. Escape Goat
    11:18 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I remember getting extremely too excited when UK beat Vanderbilt (at home) during Gillispie’s first season.
    It happens.



  42. WHA WHA WHAT
    11:21 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    32_great point. Best game I Have ever seen at Rupp!!!



  43. Jason
    11:31 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    All you that agree with IU rushing the court are bunch of dumba$$. when you have won 5 national championship you don’t rush the court. No if and or buts.



  44. willdcat1
    11:42 am January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Wait, what happened here? Did IU win the ncaa championship, or did they just beat the 5th place team in the Big-10, by 3 pts, at home?



  45. ukcatsfan2
    12:03 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Did they just win the Big 10, ur, Big 11, I mean Big 12 , ah! whatever the hell of conference they play in?



  46. ukcatsfan2
    12:04 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    AND Seriously, we have been there too! We were fortunate enough to get out of pretty quick though…

    Congrats!



  47. Viren
    12:27 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Wow that is freaking hilarious. I guess beating #21 Illinois is a start. I just hope Cats can still whip Hoosiers every year, lets keep them down as long as we can.



  48. ukclassof93
    12:43 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    OMG…and I thought UK fans were nuts! This is sooo embarassing for IU.



  49. dazedandconfused
    12:57 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    why is chis shirt so long and his suit jacket so short? must have but it in the dryer



  50. Columbia Cat
    1:49 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    iu fans are pathetic. I had to serve with one in Iraq. It was the hardest part of my tour. They think that they are relevent in college basketball. Reality is they are not even a top 50 program. Totally halarious video. Someone should have thrown a chair for oldtimes sake.



  51. BOBO
    2:04 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IU MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT IF ALL THE HATERS ARE JUMPING ON BOARD. KENTUCKY DREAMS OF PRODUCING THE IN-STATE TALENT OF INDIANA. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME KENTUCKY HAD A RELEVANT IN-STATE RECRUIT? CHECK OUT THE CLASS OF 2012 AND BOW DOWN.



  52. Marquis Teague
    2:37 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I think i might transfer to IU 2012.



  53. Marquis Teague
    2:38 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I think i might transfer to IU in 2012. who…who….who..whoosiers?



  54. Timpleton
    2:42 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Did nobody else notice that guy that couldn’t get the hand shake or high five at the 1:15 mark? I seriously laughed out loud at
    that guy



  55. Timpleton
    2:43 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    sorry 1:07



  56. sunnycat
    3:17 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    51 in state talent is nice and all……but i would rather be relevant nationally and ranked in the top 25 and haul in #1 recruiting classes every year and going to the big dance



  57. The Natural
    3:57 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    IU will not “be back” for a long freaking time, and Tom Crean won’t be the one to do it anyway. His record at Marquette was garbage outside of the 2 years DWade was there. He’s a mediocre coach trying to coach at an elite job. Won’t work.

    They beat the #21 team in the nation, in one regular season game, and all of a sudden it’s, “Indiana will be back.” That’s a program with 5 NCAA Titles and they’re rushing the court over a regular season win over a team barely in the top 25? Really? Really?

    Screw that. Indiana hasn’t “been back” in 15 years and won’t be back until they hire another coach.



  58. not quite
    4:03 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    You sure that wasn’t Hank Azaria?



  59. not quite
    4:04 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    I thought that was Hank Azaria…



  60. Drew Greene
    4:31 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    God they’re so lame…



  61. Kentucky Hillbilly
    4:50 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Check the 2012 recruiting class, IU has made some noise. I like when fans show interest in a team. I wish UK’s fans were more like this at our games. The old people are so lame.



  62. jojo
    5:23 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    how did they get all 1000 IU fans in there



  63. RealityCheck
    5:37 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    51, then by your logic, UK has been doing something right……well…… forever, because IU fans are the biggest bunch of UK “haters” on the face of the planet.

    Cat fans, don’t waste one bit of effort feeling sorry for IU or wishing them success. And if you do, I can almost guarentee you haven’t spent very much time talking to Hoosier fans. Almost ZERO of their fanbase would feel that way if the roles were reversed.

    Never have seen a more self-righteous, haterade-drinking fanbase in all of sports.



  64. Columbia Cat
    8:06 pm January 28, 2011 Permalink

    Reality Check you could not be more correct. iu fans are more obnoxious than loserville fans – they hate Kentucky. In fact I suspect this may actually be the celebration following the Kanter announcement.



  65. 4-8-15-16-23-42
    12:19 am January 29, 2011 Permalink

    congratulations to the Indiana Hoosiers for winning the National Championship. They fought hard and really deserved it….oh, it was just a regular season home win over Illinois? nevermind…..



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