The Indiana Hoosiers, on the road in a building they haven’t won in since 1998, led the Wisconsin Badgers by 17 points at halftime on Wednesday night. There were smiles, high fives, chest bumps and all the hype in the world. Demons were about to be exorcised.
— IndyStarSports (@IndyStarSports) December 9, 2021
Then the nightmare began. A 2nd half featuring the Badgers outscoring IU 39-17, including 16-2 run over the final 5 minutes and change, and only 4 shots attempted by AP Preseason All-American Selection Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Indiana’s second half at Wisconsin: 17 points. 7-for-29 FGs. 0-4 3s. .586 points per possession. 3 points from Trayce Jackson Davis.
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) December 9, 2021
Just like that, the Badgers had won and Indiana’s losing streak at the Khol Center extended to 19 straight.
Wisconsin overcame a 22-point deficit to beat Indiana, 64-59
It’s the largest comeback in D-I this season, and matches the largest in Wisconsin history (also done on January 5, 1976 vs Ohio State) pic.twitter.com/JD3eZtAGWT
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 9, 2021
Thursday on The Dan Dakich Show Dan recapped the collapse and went through where he feels the blame lies after the loss. Additionally, Dan shares that the worst thing about the loss is that fans aren’t surprised by it.
“You know what the sorry thing is? You all expect it now!” said Dakich to his audience on Thursday. “Indiana used to expect to make the Final Four when you win 3 games. Indiana now gets up by 20, we all expect them to lose! That’s the sorriest thing.”
Plus, Dan goes over what he’ll be measuring the Hoosiers on the next time that they take the court.
Give this classic DD rant on the Hoosiers a listen and don’t miss The Dan Dakich Show, weekdays 12-3pm Eastern, here on The Fan.