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Fans fill Kirkwood for celebration


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By From IDS report




Inside Nick’s English Hut, fans erupted. The scoreboard read 73-72.  IU beat Kentucky.  Beers spilled, the floors and tables shook and cheers of “hoo hoo hoo Hoosiers” broke out. 

The fans screamed, hugged and cheered before a cheer of “nine and O, nine and O” started.  Outside, fans ran up and down the sidewalks cheering and taking pictures.

“This is the resurgence of Indiana basketball. This is Indiana, rising like a burning phoenix out of the ashes and stomping on UK really hard. They played a great game,” said fan Zac Muller who was out celebrating Kirkwood Avenue.

Fans then filled the intersection of Kirkwood Avenue and Dunn Street and went down the street to dance in front of where music played from the windows of The Rubicon apartments. Several students jumped on top of parked vehicles to keep dancing.

“This whole time, the only thing we had to cling to was Tom Crean bringing this program out of the crater that we were in and out of the ashes and he rocked the house, man,” Muller said. “It was awesome.”

Continue checking idsnews.com and Monday’s paper for more coverage of the men’s basketball win and the celebrations that followed.

— Max McCombs & MJ Slaby

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IU fans watch the final minutes of the Hoosiers' game against University of Kentucky at Kilroy's on Kirkwood on Saturday. The Hoosiers beat no. 1 ranked Kentucky 73-72. Chet Strange / unknown Buy Photos
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Fans erupt as Christian Watford scores the game-winning goal against Kentucky on Saturday. The Hoosiers beat no. 1 Kentucky 73-72. Chet Strange / unknown Buy Photos
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Fans erupt after Christian Watford scored the game-winning goal against Kentucky on Saturday. The Hoosiers beat no. 1 Kentucky 73-72. Chet Strange / unknown Buy Photos
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Hoosier fans climbed on top of cars and partied in the streets after IU's 73-72 win against no. 1 ranked University of Kentucky on Saturday. Chet Strange / unknown Buy Photos
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IU fans rushed Kirkwood after the Hoosiers' 73-72 win against no. 1 ranked University of Kentucky on Saturday. Chet Strange / unknown Buy Photos

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