Indiana's 2002 NCAA Tournament Upset Win Over Duke to Air Monday
Feb. 20, 2011
CHICAGO - The fourth season of The Big Ten's Greatest Games continues at 5 p.m. ET Monday, Feb. 21, with a revival of Indiana's electrifying comeback victory over top-seeded Duke in the 2002 NCAA Tournament. The fifth-seeded Hoosiers overcame a 17-point deficit to upend the defending national champion Blue Devils, 74-73. With the win, the Hoosiers earned their first regional final berth since 1993, en route to the championship game under the direction of coach Mike Davis.
Duke surged ahead to an early 29-12 lead, but Indiana responded with strong defense to limit the Blue Devils to 33 percent shooting in the second half. Sophomore Jared Jeffries led the Hoosiers with 24 points and 15 rebounds while senior Jarrad Odle added 11 of his 15 points during a late 17-5 run to close the gap, 63-62, with six minutes remaining. Duke's Jason Williams had a chance to tie the game with 4.2 seconds left, but fell short as the Hoosiers prevailed in the victory.
New episodes of the series debut at 5 p.m. ET every Monday night for nine straight weeks through March. The list of classics features Big Ten fans' most commonly requested games over the past year. Check out the full schedule at www.bigtennetwork.com/greatest. The network is in the planning stages for a fifth football season of The Big Ten's Greatest Games. Fans are encouraged to nominate their favorite historical contests by visiting www.bigtennetwork.com/greatest.
About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men's basketball games; 55 women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. The network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha, Las Vegas and Northern Virginia), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com
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