Watford’s Shot Wins ESPY

Christian Watford hit the 3-point shot back on December 10 that lifted the Hoosiers over then #1 Kentucky.  As an Indiana fan, it is one of those video clips you never get tired of watching.

Watford’s shot has now won twice.  He won the ESPY for Play of the Year.  The winner was picked by fans across the nation who voted on-line for what they considered the play of the year.

I liked what IndyStar.com posted about it: “Watford’s clutch shot from the left baseline at the buzzer was memorable enough to win an ESPY award Wednesday night, being voted ESPN’s Play of the Year. The play will never replace “The Shot” by Keith Smart to defeat Syracuse for a national title in 1987, but the play resonates with fans just the same.”

Go Hoosiers!

Good News For Hoosier Fans

Just read some good news for IU basketball fans…Zeller and Watford are staying in school!  Here is the article that came across Twitter from The Crimson Quarry.

Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com is reporting that Cody Zeller and Christian Watford are both staying put. This is magnificent news for Hoosiers fans across the board. There was little doubt that Zeller was going to return for at least one more year of basketball but at one point certain NBA scouts thought it 90% certain Watford was out the door.

This is huge for Indiana as they now for certain return their starting 5 from the tournament run and 6 of their top 8 players in terms of playing time and production. Add that with a stellar recruiting class that is scheduled to hit campus June 16 and the preseason #1 ranking that IU currently has looks like it could be a legit thing as we get to the season in November. Depending on what Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel do tomorrow when they commit, Indiana has a great shot at holding onto preseason #1 assuming they don’t both go to Kentucky.

IU vs. UK Hoosiers Version

March Madness kicks off this week and, if everything holds true to form, IU and UK will meet again. UK is the overall #1 seed and holds the #1 seed in the South Region. IU is #4 in the same region so they could meet in the Sweet Sixteen.

People all over the country are filling out their brackets and making their picks. To provide some inspiration, here is a video of the final moments of the IU/UK game set to music from HOOSIERS!