Indiana State used the 'picket fence' play in win over Evansville

Kyle Ringo

Indiana State coach Greg Lansing decided on a whim to pay tribute to the movie "Hoosiers" when his team hosted Evansville for another edition of the in-state rivalry by running the "picket fence" play to start the game on Sunday.

Lansing went over the play during a morning walk-through and then called for it to be used on the Sycamores' first possession as a tip of the proverbial cap to both the rivalry and in keeping with the theme ESPN used in promoting the game ahead of time.

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Brenton Scott came around the end of the fence and his defender decided not to follow him but instead chose to try to beat him to the other side of a group of players in his way, the picket fence. Scott caught a pass from Khristian Smith and buried a 3-pointer to start the game.

The play was made famous by the 1986 movie "Hoosiers" about the 1954 Milan High School team that won the Indiana state championship.

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Scott was the obvious choice to take the shot. He leads the Missouri Valley in scoring over the past five games and is shooting 60 percent from behind the 3-point line in that stretch. He scored 24 points in the Sycamores' 82-65 win.

Here is a look at the play from the movie.

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[Kyle Ringo is the assistant editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!