This means a few things: the Buckeyes are no easy team to beat, the Big Ten race is now wide-open and Indiana looks as beatable as any top team in the country.
With a win on Tuesday night– also the Hoosiers’ senior night– Indiana would have won an outright Big Ten title, their first title in 10 years. Tom Crean has brought this program back to the greatness that it witnessed under Bob Knight.
However, the Buckeyes ruined the senior night party and won the game by a score of 67-58. There is no doubt that the Big Ten is the toughest conference, and best conference, in the entire country.
Resulting from this loss, the Hoosiers now have to win at Michigan in the final game of the season on March 10 in order to win the title outright. However, no wins come easy in this conference and the Hoosiers know that all too well as this is their second home loss during Big Ten play this season.
The Buckeyes showed no fear on the road as they marched to a big win, keeping their title hopes alive– something that looked grim just a short few weeks ago.
DeShaun Thomas and Aaron Craft came up big for the Buckeyes as they scored 33 points combined and put the game away late with big shot after big shot.
If the Hoosiers lose to Michigan Sunday and Michigan State and Ohio State win out, there will be a four-way tie for the conference title– a rarity these days.