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When is rushing the court OK?
Your college team -- which, for the sake of argument, we'll assume to be a heavy underdog -- has just knocked off a highly ranked opponent in a close-fought contest. Is it time to rush the court? Considering the frequency with which fans pour out of their seats after such a win, it seems like the answer is usually "absolutely, now get out of my way, nerd." Fans in Indiana did just that on Tuesday night after beating No. 3 Wisconsin, although it's not sitting well with everyone:
Ok Indiana University should not storm the court. Rare that schools with their tradition storms.â?? Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) January 15, 2014
To wit: It was just a regular-season game, Indiana is 12-5, and it's not as if this is even close to the biggest win the Hoosiers have ever had. What happens when they achieve one that's actually super-impressive?
I realize Indiana hasn't beaten Bo Ryan since 1926 or so, but still ... Court Storm? Not buying this one.â?? Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 15, 2014
Indiana's going to have to hope that its next recruiting class is a good one, as both Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo will reportedly enter the NBA draft. Oladipo proved to be capable of huge scoring outbursts, while the near-7-foot Zeller was a constant threat near the basket. They're both likely to find their way onto a roster come draft time, although their final draft positions are still up in the air.