Every Senior Day is special and that’s no different at Indiana University, but when that day is about celebrating one of the school’s greatest players as well as an unexpected Big Ten championship, that calls for an extra special celebration. That celebration came after Indiana defeated Maryland 80-62 to close out the regular season 17-0 at Assembly Hall and 25-6 overall.
Nothing captures the feeling of what happens in the moment quite like Twitter so for this article I’m going to let the social media site help tell the story of IU’s 2016 Senior Day:
Even though most of the celebrations were held until after the game, one thing was celebrated before the game. Troy Williams became the 49th Indiana player to score 1,000 career points during IU’s win over Purdue and, as per custom under Head Coach Tom Crean, was honored before the next home game.
The first half started slowly for the Hoosiers but IU eventually got in a rhythm. An 18-12 Maryland lead was erased and forgotten as Indiana closed out the half on a 29-10 run to lead 41-28 at half. That run included fantastic plays such no-look passes, an insane block, and a buzzer-beating three-pointer.
The second half had its share of highlights as well, including Williams’ ridiculous start to the half, Juwan Morgan playing point guard, and Nick Zeisloft’s insane playground pass.
Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell has given everything he has into this season, and one hustle play pretty much summed up his complete dedication near the end of his final home game.
After the finals seconds ticked off and Indiana finished the season undefeated at Assembly Hall, it was time for the senior ceremonies.
Last but not least, a few former Hoosiers also took to twitter to compliment this Hoosier squad and their seniors.