Indiana Upset Reinforces It: Field Wide Open

Marilyn Indahl/USA Today

Even though the unusual raised floor at Williams Arena is a recipe for catastrophe during a court storming, that didn't stop Minnesota fans young and old from pouring onto the floor in jubilation Tuesday night.

They would have climbed 10 flights of stairs if that's what it took to properly celebrate a season-saving victory over the nation's top-ranked team.

A Minnesota team with far too much talent to have lost eight of its previous 11 games finally regained its early-season form during a 77-73 upset of Indiana. Fueled by a roaring sellout crowd and growing sense of urgency, the Gophers stormed back from an eight-point deficit with 14 minutes to play thanks to a strong defensive effort and a huge edge on the offensive glass.

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