Tom Crean knew he faced an uphill battle when he took over the decimated Indiana Hoosiers basketball program. After more than three years of hard work he got his first taste of satisfaction:
On this night, Indiana University basketball dramatically, demonstrably announced its return. After all the crushing blows, after Kelvin Sampson destroyed the program, after Tom Crean struggled through three years of losing with under-manned rosters, the Hoosiers returned to national relevance with the kind of performance, the kind of finish, that will not be forgotten.
IU 73, No. 1 Kentucky 72.