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Big Ten Power Rankings: January 18

The Big Ten race became more intriguing last week as Michigan took its first loss of the season and Iowa continued to bludgeon teams with its elite offense. With less than eight weeks remain until the NCAA tournament field is ...

At the buzzer: Purdue 81, Indiana 69

Quick thoughts on an 81-69 loss to Purdue: How it happened: Indiana’s defense offered little resistance through the first 10 minutes in Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers, on the strength of hot perimeter shooting, raced to a 29-17 lead by the ...

What to expect: Purdue

Indiana and Purdue will meet for the 212th time on Thursday night in Bloomington at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Boilermakers have won seven straight games in the series and 10 of the last 11 matchups.  The rivalry will tip ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 11

The race for the Big Ten title is starting to get more clarity as four teams are ahead of the pack in terms of efficiency margin and record as league play is now in full swing. With less than two ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 84, Nebraska 76

Quick thoughts on an 84-76 win at Nebraska: How it happened: Indiana came out firing on all cylinders offensively at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Nebraska was determined to take Trayce Jackson-Davis away in the post and as a result, gave the ...

What to expect: Nebraska

Indiana concludes a two-game road trip on Sunday evening with a matchup against Nebraska at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Cornhuskers, who have lost four straight games, are 4-7 overall and 0-4 in Big Ten play. Sunday’s game will tip at ...

At the buzzer: Wisconsin 80, Indiana 73

Quick thoughts on an 80-73 double-overtime loss at Wisconsin: How it happened: It looked, for an eight-minute stretch, like Indiana might get run out of the Kohl Center in the first half on Thursday night. After the Hoosiers took an ...

What to expect: Wisconsin

Indiana will be on the road for the second time in Big Ten play as the Hoosiers travel to Madison to take on Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. The Badgers are 9-2 overall and 3-1 in Big Ten play with ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 63, Maryland 55

Quick thoughts on a 63-55 win over Maryland: How it happened: Things looked bleak for Indiana through the first 25 minutes. The Hoosiers trailed 37-27 with 15:14 to play in the second half after Maryland’s Aaron Wiggins swished a 3-pointer. ...

Big Ten Power Rankings: January 4

As we enter the first full week of conference play in the new year, the Big Ten looks as deep as ever with 13 teams in the top 56 of the KenPom ratings through Sunday’s games. Our power rankings will ...

What to expect: Maryland

Indiana will play its first game of 2021 on Monday night when it hosts Maryland at Assembly Hall. The Terps are 6-4 overall and 1-3 in Big Ten play with a win at Wisconsin and losses to Rutgers (home), Purdue ...

At the buzzer: Indiana 87, Penn State 85

Quick thoughts on an 87-85 overtime win over Penn State: How it happened: Indiana got off to a strong start on Wednesday night against a Penn State team that is known for taking gambles defensively and hoisting a ton of ...

What to expect: Penn State

Indiana will look to avoid an 0-3 start in Big Ten play when it hosts Penn State on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall. The Nittany Lions are 3-3 overall, 0-2 in conference play and are coming off of a 98-81 ...