Until this weekend, I had kept my vow -- announced here a few years ago -- to give up on following IU basketball. I decided to take a look at the Indiana-Kentucky game, though, because it's a long rivalry between two states that are both dear to my heart. Boy, did I pick a good game to come back for, or what? IU's buzzer-beater, 1-point victory over the nation's top-ranked team was as exciting as anythin I've seen in the past couple of years.
But, hey, let's not get carried away:
Are the Hoosiers back?
The short answer is yes. The long answer will take a season -- at least -- to decide.
The aftermath of Indiana's stunning 73-72 upset of No. 1 Kentucky leaves a NCAA tourney return a likely reward.
As a fan of both the Colts and the Bears, I have enough on my plate, thank you. Anybody wo volunteers to have his heart broken by three teams in the same year needs to think about serious medication.