BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kirk Haston seemed the unlikeliest of Indiana's options.
He had attempted just 12 3-pointers in his career, yet was being asked to beat the nation's top-ranked team with -- what else? -- a 3-pointer.
Haston didn't fret. He took the ball, stepped behind the 3-point line and hit the shot that beat No. 1 Michigan State 59-58, the Hoosiers' biggest win in the post-Bob Knight era, like it was no big deal.
"Well, my grandad and I worked on it a lot this offseason and I put up a lot of shots," said Haston, who had made just four 3-pointers in his career -- all this season -- before Sunday. "I wanted to expand my game a little bit. I've been working on that, my outside shot, a lot more. Practice pays off."
Nobody would quibble with that after Sunday.
Haston's third 3-pointer of the game set off a wild scene, in which nine teammates tackled him in front of the Michigan State bench and fans streamed onto the court.
Nearly lost in the celebration, however, were two questions: How close was Haston's shot to the buzzer? And how close were his feet to the 3-point line?
It was close enough the officials needed a second look. They huddled in front of a television to check their orginial ruling, which they upheld, and then the frenzy started all over again.
Indiana (10-6, 1-1 Big Ten) hadn't witnessed anything quite like this before -- at least not inside Assembly Hall.
Indiana hadn't beaten a top-ranked team since 1987, when it upset UNLV, and had never beaten a top-ranked team in Assembly Hall -- until Sunday.
"I told them remember why we won because we fought the entire game," said coach Mike Davis, who earned his most significant victory since taking over when Knight was fired in September. "There's no reason not to play like that every night. We beat the No. 1 team in the country. But we're still 10-6."
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