Indiana State nabs upset win on road against Notre Dame
The Sycamores are out to prove the Missouri Valley is more than just Wichita State this season.
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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