Indiana’s Worst All-Time Losses at Assembly Hall (Updated)

Well, here is a list we didn’t expect to be updating again so soon.  Make that two entrants from the 2017-2018 season.  First a few notes:

  • The Indiana State loss had been the only loss on the list to a non-Power 5 school.  Now the Fort Wayne loss makes it 2 of the top 4 to non-Power 5 schools.  There really isn’t another loss to a non-Power 5 school that is close to making this list.
  • Numbers 1 and 2 on the list were during the Tom Crean rebuild era.  6 of the 12 games on the list are from that era.  Accordingly, you could clearly argue that the Indiana State and Fort Wayne losses were the worst losses in the history of Assembly Hall, at least from an optics and expectations standpoint.
  • Indiana has gone nine entire seasons without losing at home under 3 different coaches: 1973, 1975, 1976, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2007, and 2016.

And here is the updated list:

  1. February 25, 2010 – 32 point loss to Wisconsin
  2. February 25, 2009 – 22 point loss to Northwestern
  3. November 10, 2017 – 21 point loss to Indiana State
  4. December 18, 2017 – 20 point home loss to Fort Wayne
  5. January 27, 1977 – 19 point loss to Minnesota
  6. January 24, 1990 – 18 point loss to Michigan State
  7. March 6, 2004 – 18 point loss to Wisconsin
  8. December 31, 2010 – 18 point loss to Ohio State
  9. January 6, 1977 – 17 point loss to Purdue (tie)
  10. February 19, 2009 – 17 point loss to Wisconsin (tie)
  11. December 12, 2009 – 17 point loss to Kentucky (tie)
  12. February 10, 2010 – 17 point loss to Ohio State (tie)

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