BLOOMINGTON – Yogi Ferrell got things going with a crazy one-handed floater that went in then sealed Indiana's 75-72 upset over No. 3 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at the free throw line.
Ferrell was fouled hard by Josh Gasser with 18.1 seconds to play and the Hoosiers (12-5, 2-2 Big Ten) up 73-72. He knocked down both ends of the one-and-one, and the Badgers (16-1, 3-1) couldn't get two 3-point attempts to drop in the closing seconds.
Ferrell scored 25 points as coach Tom Crean got his first win with IU over Wisconsin in his 11th try. Will Sheehey and Stanford Robinson each scored 13, and Noah Vonleh had 10.
Traevon Jackson scored 21 for the Badgers, and Ben Burst had 13. Josh Gasser and Frank Kaminsky each had 11, and Sam Dekker scored 10.
IU had not answer for Jackson coming out of halftime trailing Wisconsin 35-34.
The Badgers junior guard scored his team's first 9 points of the second, and Burst and Dekker each knocked down 3-pointers for a 52-42 lead with 13:26 to play.
The Hoosiers wouldn't go away again, putting together a 10-0 run that ended with Ferrell hitting a one-handed floater and drawing a foul, then missing his free throw, only to have Vonleh get the putback to tie the game at 52 with 9:39 to play.
Vonleh gave the Hoosiers a 54-52 lead with a layup 40 seconds later, and the teams exchanged the lead four times until IU built a 61-57 lead with 6:11 to play on a 3-pointer by Sheehey and Austin Etherington sinking a layup after collecting a halfcourt lob pass from Ferrell.
Wisconsin was able to draw back into a tie three times over the next 3 minutes, but Ferrell knocked down his first 3-pointer of the game to give IU a 68-65 lead with 2:38 to play.
Ferrell pushed the lead to 70-65 with a jumper with 2:03 to play, and with 18.1 seconds to play, he knocked down both ends of a one-and-one for a 75-72 lead.
Tuesday was IU's first win over Wisconson since Jan. 1, 2007.
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