Mastodons shock No. 3 Indiana with 71-68 upset in OT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 18 points and John Konchar made the go-ahead free throw with 1:19 left in overtime to give Fort Wayne a stunning 71-68 upset over No. 3 Indiana on Tuesday night.

IPFW guard Bryson Scott (1) celebrates a 71-68 win over Indiana in overtime in an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
IPFW guard Bryson Scott (1) celebrates a 71-68 win over Indiana in overtime in an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

DeAngelo Stewart made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to make it a three-point lead, and Konchar picked off the ensuing inbounds pass to seal the biggest win in school history.

Konchar had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Mastodons (3-2), who made the move to Division I in 2001-02, had lost all nine previous games against ranked teams and hadn’t even played a Top 25 opponent in nearly four years. But on their home court, with crimson-and-cream clad fans all around, Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne trailed for only 90 seconds against an in-state power and pulled off the biggest stunner of this early college basketball season in style.

Indiana (3-1) was led by Thomas Bryant with 18 points and Robert Johnson with 16. James Blackmon Jr., the Big Ten’s second-leading scorer, finished with 13 points.

The Hoosiers forced overtime by closing regulation on a 13-3 spurt to make it 65-all. And despite allowing only two baskets in the final 14½ minutes, they still couldn’t find a way to win.

BIG PICTURE

Indiana: The Hoosiers’ first “true” road game was a disaster. The offense looked stagnant and they spent nearly the whole night playing catch-up. Now they’ll have to wait and see how much this loss hurts them in the polls.

Fort Wayne: Mastodons fans rushed the court after the upset. The preseason Summit League favorites now have the confidence to continue winning big games.

Fort Wayne Mastodons fans storm the Memorial Coliseum court after the team's upset of No. 3 Indiana Tuesday night.
Fort Wayne Mastodons fans storm the Memorial Coliseum court after the team’s upset of No. 3 Indiana Tuesday night.

UP NEXT

Indiana: Hosts Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. After this loss, the Hoosiers need to find a way to rebound.

Fort Wayne: Hosts Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. The Mastodons are hoping to build off the momentum from this win in their third straight home game.

 

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