True Sophomore forward Derek Elston (32) and other Indiana University players celebrate after their 52-49 victory over Illinois on Jan. 27, 2011, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. (Alex Farris | Indiana Daily Student) Alex Farris
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2011.01.30
Mixed among the first entries of the new blog (or the AFPB, if I feel pretentious) are a few catch-up things from the week before the founding. This is one of those entries.

In the thrill of rushing the court with camera in hand after the IU men's basketball team beat No. 20 Illinois, and in the frantic submission of photos after the game, I missed something. I was so focused on the frame that said it all (photo 9) that the story of the first victory over a ranked team by Tom Crean was lost, and indeed the story of the game itself. I had interviews at the Associated Press job fair in Indianapolis on the following Saturday, so on Friday I looked through my pictures again and found a cohesive plot.

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Senior Jessica Elmore and other Indiana University cheerleaders sing during the national anthem before IU's game against the University of Illinois on Jan. 27, 2010, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Alex Farris
University of Illinois head coach Bruce Weber yells instructions to his team in the first half. The IU crowd often cheered, "Shut up, Weber!" back at him. Alex Farris
University of Illinois senior center Mike Tisdale passes the ball in the first half. Tisdale, who had average double-figure point totals before the game, was held to eight points. Alex Farris
Indiana University guard Jordan Hulls dribbles past University of Illinois center Mike Tisdale in the first half. Alex Farris
Indiana University guard Daniel Moore receives a finger in his eye from teammate Jeremiah Rivers as University of Illinois forward Mike Davis drives for the basket in the second half. Alex Farris
University of Illinois guard D.J. Richardson and Indiana University coaches wait on the sidelines during the second half. Illinois was ranked No. 20 and No. 21 in national polls, while Indiana was unranked; however, neither team led by more than seven points in the game. Alex Farris
Indiana University fans cheer late in the second half. IU forward Tom Pritchard made a layup with 38 seconds remaining to give his team a 50-49 lead. Alex Farris
Illinois guard Brandon Paul's 3-pointer bounces off the rim in the final second, sealing Indiana University's 52-49 victory against the Fighting Illini. Alex Farris
Indiana University forward Derek Elston (32) and teammates celebrate IU's 52-49 victory against the University of Illinois. IU guard Jordan Hulls (far left) made two late free throws. Alex Farris
Indiana University students storm the court after IU's 52-49 victory against the University of Illinois. Alex Farris
Indiana University head coach Tom Crean talks with the Big Ten Network after the victory. The win was Crean's first against a ranked team as a coach at Indiana. Alex Farris

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