Gophers Fans Celebrate Upset Over Indiana

Updated: 02/27/2013 7:55 AM By: Chris Long

The Gophers hadn't beaten a #1 team in 24 years.  The last time fans stormed the court at Williams Arena was 11 years ago.  The darkness of both a rocky season and an era of more downs than ups finally saw some light as the Gophers upset #1 Indiana.

As the final horn sounded, fans surged onto the raised floor at the barn for the first time since the Gophers beat a 25th-ranked Indiana team on February 2nd, 2002.

The wait to defeat a #1-ranked team had run much longer.  In 1989, the top-ranked Illinois Fighting Illini came to town and lost - the last time the nation's poll leader had come up against the Gophers and lost.

Click the video box on this page to see two different 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS camera angles - one taken courtside, and then moving right into the massive crowd - as the final seconds ticked off in the Gophers historic win over Indiana, and our interviews with excited Gopher fans as they left the Arena.