The big story was Summit League favorite Fort Wayne defeating in-state powerhouse 71-68. We’ve all heard about it. But the back story is that the Indiana Hoosiers actually agreed to travel to in-state opponent Fort Wayne to take on the Mastadons in their building. It’s unusual in college basketball for bigger in-state programs to take on smaller in-state programs with the possibility of the upset.
“They’ll be talking about Indiana coming to Fort Wayne for the next 50 years,” said Jon Coffman.
The Mastodons are a legit team this year and have just pushed the Summit League’s RPI way up. And, as we discussed in a prior LetsGoDU Article, head coach Jon Coffman is the lowest paid coach in the Summit League in the lowest funded athletic department among the nine basketball programs.
With the win, Fort Wayne cements its ‘favorite’ role in the Summit and Coffman might have just become one of the hottest coaching prospects in America.