We knew tonight was going to be special.
We just didn’t know how special.
Turns out, it was a very special night in Bloomington — one that will go down in the record books for more reasons than just the one we expected.
We expected that Yogi Ferrell would become Indiana’s all-time assist king, and he didn’t wait long to do it. His no-look pass to Max Bielfeldt was the assist that passed Michael Lewis for the school record.
About 32 minutes later, Harrison Niego’s three-pointer (off a pass from the newest Hoosier, Jackson Thayer) set the school record for three-points in a game at 19.
As Will noted on the postgame show, every Hoosier who played 10 minutes made at least one three-pointer — including, yes, Thomas Bryant. The big man stroked a 3 early that tied Yogi for the record.
It was a splendid overall performance by Indiana. Troy Williams played one of his best games of the season, Robert Johnson was terrific on both ends, and Max Bielfeldt had a 10-0 run all by himself at one point!
The Illini who showed up tonight won’t win many more Big Ten games. The Hoosiers who showed up tonight are contenders for a Big Ten title.
It was Yogi Ferrell Night in Bloomington, but everyone to contributed to a night to remember in Assembly Hall.
We broke it all down on the latest episode of The Assembly Call IU Postgame Show.