Posted by Matt Norlander
Some serendipity for the Sycamores!
Indiana State (11-7) improved to a surprising 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Sunday after it defeated Creighton by unintentional means in at last second in the Hulman Center.
With the score wrapped at 59 and 4.3 seconds remaining on the clock, Bluejays freshman Jake Odum took the inbounds pass from junior Carl Richards and subsequently put up a heave to win the game. But the shot fell well short, vaguely reminiscent of the ending of the 1983 national title game.
Richards, like a heat-seeking missile, was eyeing the orange the entire way and put up a no-look reverse layup to give Indiana State the win at home in the most surprising way. Amateur video of the scene in Terre Haute below.
You know that golden rule of last-second shots: Don't forget about the inbounder. In this case, Richards roamed free and clear and bailed out his young teammate, putting the Sycamores in the thick of a three-team race atop the MVC.
(H/T, The Dagger)