Ready for your daily IULOL? Last night, Indiana celebrated its Senior Night by cutting down the nets…after losing to Ohio State.
The Buckeyes really spoiled Indiana’s plans to celebrate winning the regular season Big 10 Championship. After Ohio State beat Indiana by nine, the Hoosiers had a trophy presentation, received Big 10 Championship hats, and cut down the nets to commemorate what was now at least a share of the title. And no, to them that didn’t seem at the least bit odd:
Jordan Hulls: “We earned that right. Obviously we didn’t like to lose, but we earned the right to cut down the nuts.”
Tom Crean: “There’s no question we were going to do that. We’re gonna hang our own banner up there, and eventually we’re gonna individualize those banners that are up there now. That’s what we’re gonna do in this program. … Once Sunday night came, that was a given. Whether it’s shared, whether it’s not shared, they’ve earned that.”
In addition, the program’s seniors — Derek Elston, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford — waited until after the game to go through their Senior Day ceremony, which included speeches to a disappointed Hoosier crowd.
Big 10 (Co-)Champions popcorn boxes and replica rings are currently being manufactured to further commemorate the occasion.