Indiana won it late — as-the-clock-expired late — in a 71-68 Crossroads Classic win against Butler on Saturday. Here are three reasons why the Hoosiers (9-2) won:
Hoosiers find a way: Their last possession encapsulated their performance.
With 10 seconds left, Robert Phinisee pushed IU into a set designed to find Romeo Langford. Butler denied him, so Phinisee passed to Devonte Green, who couldn't get the ball out of his hands.
When he finally did, he found Phinisee 29 feet from the basket with two seconds left. The freshman from Lafayette stepped around his defender and heaved a shot at the basket.
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