Published December 14, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A Playboy model is set to miss her next photo shoot due to injuries sustained during the post-game celebration after Indiana knocked off top-ranked Kentucky in Bloomington, Ind., last weekend.
Megan Dills, a self-described "die-hard Kentucky fan," found herself caught up in the melee as Hoosier fans rushed the court after Indiana junior Christian Watford hit a three-point buzzer-beater to vault Indiana past its longtime rivals 73-72 Saturday.
"All those fans came out of their seats and rushed the floor like idiots," Dills told Kentucky sports blog VaughtsViews.com. "The next thing I knew, I was knocked down five or six steps ... I was scared to death."
Dills, who first posed for Playboy's "Girls of the SEC" spread in 2007, said she suffered a swollen ankle and torn tendons after the post-game hubbub and would be unable to participate in an upcoming Playboy shoot that was scheduled for Saturday.
"I just can't do the shoot with my ankle like it is," Dills said, adding "But that's okay because I do a lot of them."
Dills did not miss the opportunity to provide her opinion on the Indiana students' response in the wake of her beloved Wildcats' shocking defeat.
"What happened up there would never happen at Kentucky. They were so distasteful and not very sportsmanlike. You would have thought they won the national championship," said Dills.
"Besides, if Kentucky had played to half of its potential, IU would be singing another song today."
The win for Indiana was viewed as a major turning point for a historic basketball program that had fallen on hard times in recent years. The Hoosiers jumped into the national rankings at No. 18 with the win, while the Wildcats slid to No. 3.