Ohio State is in Bloomington tonight with a chance to tie for the Big Ten regular season title. Indiana has not had a great year, but it’s senior night for the Hoosiers and they’ve been much better of late, winning 4 out of 5 now that their crazy schedule has finally eased up.
The Buckeyes had a double-digit lead in the first half, but Indiana narrowed things up by halftime, and the game was tightening up late when freshman forward Justin Smith showed off why he has the chance to be one of the best dunkers in college basketball for the next few seasons.
First, there was this, which probably should have been an and-1, but still:
Smith followed it up on the next Hoosier possession, this time getting a cleaner look thanks to the playmaking of Indiana star Juwan Morgan:
It’s still a close game late, and it’s been an up-and-down year in Bloomington, but plays like that help fans stay positive heading into year two of the Archie Miller era.