7:00 PM ET, February 7, 2013
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- At this rate, no one will want to be No. 1.Indiana became the fifth straight top-ranked men's college basketball team to lose, falling to unranked Illinois 74-72 on a buzzer-beater by Tyler Griffey on Thursday night.
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One And Done Again
The No. 1 team in the AP poll has lost six times this season. Indiana has done it twice, with both defeats by two points, including Thursday night's to Illinois.
AP No. 1 teams to lose, this season
|Date||No. 1||Lost to|
|Feb. 2||Michigan||at No. 3 Indiana|
|Jan. 23||Duke||at No. 25 Miami|
|Jan. 19||Louisville||No. 6 Syracuse|
|Jan. 12||Duke||at No. 20 NC St.|
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
SportsNation: Another No. 1 Loses
Indiana lost to Illinois, making it the fifth straight week a No. 1 team has fallen. Will this carry over into the NCAA tournament? Cast your votes!
CHAMPAIGN, IL - FEBRUARY 7: Joseph Bertrand #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini tries to get to the basket against...(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-50 (.500)||26-58 (.448)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-17 (.529)||9-24 (.375)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-14 (.929)||13-15 (.867)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (1/0)||16 (0/0)|
Next 5 Games
Big Ten Conference Standings
Indiana's loss at Illinois is its ninth as No. 1, the most such losses for any Big Ten team.[+]
Most Losses by No. 1 Big Ten Team
The Fighting Illini trailed by 12 points at halftime, the second-largest halftime deficit for any team in a win over No. 1 since the 1996-97 season.[+]
Largest Halftime Deficit Overcome - In Win Over No. 1 Since 1996-97
Indiana shot 50 percent from the floor, 52.9 percent from 3-point range, and 92.9 percent from the FT line. Since the 1996-97 season, Indiana is just the 7th No. 1 team to lose when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor. No top-ranked team had lost over that span when shooting at least 50 percent from long range, nor had a No. 1 team lost when shooting at least 50 percent from the floor AND 90 percent from the FT line.
* 5th straight week the No. 1 team lost * 1st time it was to an unranked team * 4th time it was on the road[+]
AP No. 1 Teams To Lose - Last 5 Weeks
ESPN Stats & Information