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    FORT WAYNE, Ind. James Harrison Super Bowl Jersey . -- When Fort Waynes John Konchar stole the final inbounds pass Tuesday night, he did the first thing that came to mind -- tossed the ball into the air to run out the clock.The ensuing celebration was something nobody outside the Mastodons locker room anticipated.Konchar made a tiebreaking free throw with 1:19 left in overtime, DeAngelo Stewart scored his only points on the last two foul shots of the game, and Konchars steal secured the biggest victory in school history: Fort Wayne 71, No. 3 Indiana 68.Stunning.It was special watching these guys during our timeouts and you could see their hearts pouring out of their eyes to go and attack the game, said Jon Coffman, the coach at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.His team toppled Indiana with grit -- and pulled off the biggest shocker in college basketball so far this young season.Fort Wayne (3-2) trailed for just 90 seconds against an in-state power and won despite making only two baskets over the final 14? minutes.The Mastodons, who moved from Division II to Division I in 2001-02, had lost all nine previous games against ranked foes and hadnt even played a Top 25 opponent in almost four years.None of those things mattered Tuesday when they walked into Memorial Coliseum and saw their home court surrounded by a sea of Indiana cream-and-crimson attire.Coffman thanked Indiana coach Tom Crean for even playing a mid-major program on the road.And Crean said he knew before the game his team was going to learn a lesson -- one way or another.Did it ever.Indiana held Fort Wayne top scorer Mo Evans to nine points, but Konchar finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and that one steal. Bryson Scott, the former Purdue player, had 18 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals for his hometown team.And despite getting 18 points and 12 rebounds from center Thomas Bryant and 16 points from Robert Johnson, that still wasnt enough for the Hoosiers (3-1).They just absolutely came out and put us on our heels from the beginning, Crean said. We were not as locked into the personnel and the block outs as we needed to be. If we make our free throws, its a different result. But we didnt and they earned it.The Hoosiers forced overtime by closing regulation on a 13-3 spurt to make it 65-all.But after each team opened overtime with a 3-pointer, the Hoosiers didnt score again, and the Mastodons made three free throws to win it.Right now, I cant even describe how Im feeling. Im overwhelmed, Scott said, seemingly speaking for the whole Fort Wayne contingent. I knew we had the talent to do it. I knew we had the ability to do it.BIG PICTUREIndiana: The Hoosiers flopped in their first true road game. The offense looked stagnant and they spent nearly the whole night playing catch-up. Now theyll have to wait and see how much this loss hurts them in the rankings.Fort Wayne: Mastodons fans rushed the court after the upset. The preseason Summit League favorites have a chance to build on this momentum and gain more confidence to win big games.SECOND HOMEOfficially, the Hoosiers traveled nearly 200 miles to play a home game. Indiana sold more tickets to the game and played its customary pregame video on the board above midcourt. But the schools first appearance in Fort Wayne since beating Notre Dame in 1967 wound up leaving Indiana 7-2 all-time in the city.FEELING ILLOne problem for the Hoosiers was they played short-handed. Crean started forward OG Anunoby even though he wasnt feeling well. Anunoby played just 13 minutes because Crean quickly realized that one of his best players just couldnt fight through the illness.THEY SAID ITFort Wayne: I wish he (Konchar) would shoot more. Could you put that in the paper, John shoot more? Coffman said.Indiana: We needed to make the next pass (on drives), and we didnt do that, and frankly Im embarrassed by that. Thats not how we play, Crean said.UP NEXTIndiana: Hosts Mississippi Valley State on Sunday. After this loss, the Hoosiers need to find a way to rebound.Fort Wayne: Hosts Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. The Mastodons are hoping to build off the momentum from this win in their third straight home game. Matthew Slater Super Bowl Jersey . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. Chris Hogan Super Bowl Jersey . -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. . Takahashi, who had a 10-point lead after the short program, received 268.31 points after the free skate to finish 15 points ahead of second-place Nobunari Oda. After a year of failing to achieve his own objectives as Ferrari team principal, Maurzio Arrivabene says Sebastian Vettels podium in Abu Dhabi is proof something is moving in the right direction.Ferrari entered 2016 optimistic it would take the fight to reigning champions Mercedes, but by the end of the season on Sunday it had fallen to third in the constructors championship behind Red Bull. Despite coming close to winning the Australian and Canadian Grands Prix, the Italian team finished the season without a victory and with just one podium in the final seven races courtesy of Vettels late charge through the field in Abu Dhabi.This podium finish is a boost to the motivation of the whole team, for the people back home, who have been working so hard since this summer, and for the ones at the track, who never gave up, he said. Its clear that we did not reach the targets we had set for ourselves this year, yet this last race shows that something is moving in the right direction.Vettel said there was no point ttrying to disguise Ferraris disappointing performance in 2016. Cyrus Jones Super Bowl Jersey. As a team we deserve this podium, and I hope it gives some momentum to all of us. It has been a tough year, with lots of up and downs, so I am really happy with this result. About our global performance in 2016, I think we dont need to find any story or invent something. I think we expected more; but after the first half, where we could have scored more points, I think we showed real strength by coming back.In the last couple of Grand Prix we had very good race pace, always enough to match Red Bull, and probably even a bit quicker: but that was not the case on Saturdays, and that made Sundays more difficult. Overall we showed the stamina that the team has. The spirit is unbroken, and I know that we will work hard, because Ferrari deserves to come back. All in all we learned a lot, we made a lot of progress. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '