Indiana fans storm the court after beating Purdue on Feb. 4, 2023. Indiana fans rush the floor after the Indiana versus Purdue men’s basetball game at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. (Rich Janzaruk/The Bloomington Herald-Times, via USA Today Sports.)

The No. 21 Indiana Hoosiers men’s basketball team picked up perhaps their biggest victory in a decade Saturday. At home, the Hoosiers’ took down their in-state opponents, the No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers. They came out with a 79-74 victory, and that marked the first Indiana win against an Associated Press No. 1 opponent in a decade. And that led to fans storming the court:

That game saw Indiana storm out to a 50-35 halftime lead. Purdue battled back in the second half, but wasn’t quite able to close the gap. So that meant this was the Hoosiers’ first win over an AP No. 1 opponent since they (then No. 3) beat the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines 81-73 at home in 2013.

In Saturday’s game, Trayce Jackson-Davis led the way for Indiana with 25 points (on nine of 19 shooting from the field), seven rebounds, and five blocks. Meanwhile, while Jalen Hood-Schifino contributed 16 points (on eight of 15 shooting) and four assists, and Trey Galloway had 11 points (on four of eight shooting) and three steals. For Purdue, Zach Edey turned in 33 points (on 15 of 19 shooting) and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Here’s a key block from Jackson-Davis:

The Hoosiers are now 16-7 on the season and have won six of their last seven, with their only recent slip-up being a 66-55 road loss to the Maryland Terrapins Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Boilermakers are now 22-2 on the campaign, with their only previous defeat being a Jan. 2 65-64 home loss against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Purdue next hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes Thursday, while Indiana hosts Rutgers Tuesday.

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.