Indiana State nabs upset win on road against Notre Dame

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

The early part of the college basketball season has had just a small bunch of upsets, so perhaps none have been as impressive to this point like what Indiana State did Sunday.

The Sycamores, a team that won 18 games a year ago, went into South Bend and upended Notre Dame. And it wasn't a squeze; Greg Lansing's club finished off the 21st-ranked Fighting Irish 83-70, outscoring the home team in each half. This was the first time Notre Dame has dropped a home tilt under Mike Brey since Brey started with the program 14 years ago.

The Fighting Irish are now 48-1 all-time at home in November under Brey.

ISU was led by Justin Gant's 17 points, while Manny Arop added 13. A key run in the second half -- an 18-3 one -- put ISU ahead for good and gave the Sycamores a heck of a win. Wichita State is considered the best team the Missouri Valley has to offer this season, but Indiana State is certainly a team with a lot of options and a lot of veterans.

Sycs senior guard Jake Odum, a preseason All-Missouri Valley selection, had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists. ISU also sunk 11 3-pointers in the win. Now the question is, will Notre Dame on longer be ranked come Monday morning?

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