Butler vs Indiana: Social media recap

Kamar Baldwin celebrates a three pointer in Butler’s loss in an instant classic against Indiana, 71-68.

DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | dsandife@butler.edu

The Crossroads Classic is an event that is Indiana basketball at its purest. The highly anticipated event has been on a national stage every year, and it has led to some amazing moments.

Like in 2012, the Bulldogs took down the top-ranked Hoosiers.

Even though the stage was big, no stage is too big for this good boy.

And the people in the stands were as high-profile as the game.

And the trash talking between Butler and their in-state rivals has been going on all week.

Part of the storyline on the Bulldogs side was the availability of Duke transfer Jordan Tucker. He started his time on the court with a bang.

And after the first half, Butler fans felt pretty good. It was nearly the epitome of Butler basketball. A grinder that was destined for a photo finish.

And while eyes were focused on future NBA player Romeo Langford, Hoosier senior big man Juwan Morgan was a matchup nightmare for the Dawgs.

The game comes down to one possession, 68-68. Take a look.

It left a pretty sour taste in Butler fans’ mouths.

While looking at the stats, Butler’s inability to get to the line proved to be a potential difference maker.

At the end of the day, this was an instant classic that will definitely be remembered when these two matchup two years from now.

But to assume the Bulldogs played poorly because they lost would be an incorrect guess.

But for this week, Bulldogs fans will have to take a breath.

The sky is not falling, Bulldogs fans. Indiana will be a tournament team, and a good one at that. Now, it’s time to recuperate and focus on the remaining of the nonconference schedule before the Big East grind begins.

 

Butler will tune up for their road match at Florida in a couple weeks with a game against Presbyterian College on Tuesday from Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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