Indiana becomes latest No. 1 to fall

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup at the buzzer off a baseline inbounds pass and Illinois beat No. 1 Indiana 74-72 on Thursday night, the fifth straight week the nation's top-ranked team has lost.

The Illini (16-8, 3-7 Big Ten) trailed 41-29 at halftime and by double digits for most of the second half before closing the game on a 13-2 run over the final 3:36.

With the score tied, Indiana's Victor Oladipo turned the ball over and recovered to block a breakaway layup by D.J. Richardson out of bounds with less than a second to play.

Griffey, who was open after setting a screen, took the inbounds pass from Brandon Paul with .9 seconds left and gently laid the ball into the basket.

The Hoosiers (20-3, 8-2) took over the top spot in The Associated Press' Top 25 on Monday. The run of No. 1 teams has been Duke, Louisville, Duke again, Michigan and Indiana.

Richardson had 23 points for Illinois, Paul had 21 and Griffey finished with 14 points and eight rebounds.

This was Illinois' third win over a No. 1 team and first since beating Wake Forest in 2004.

Cody Zeller led Indiana with 14 points.


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