Sunday may very well be the most important game of Indiana’s season. A win, and Indiana has a great chance to at least tie for the Big Ten Championship. They host Minnesota on Wednesday for Senior Night, and visit Penn State that weekend to close out the regular season. It’s not likely that Wisconsin or Purdue will lose one of their remaining games.
A win against the Spartans in the Breslin Center won’t be easy though. The Hoosiers blasted Michigan State, 80-61, two weeks ago at Assembly Hall but haven’t won there since 1991. That’s 11 straight losses. A huge credit to the program Tom Izzo has built and how difficult it is to win there.
So what happens Sunday afternoon? With so much on the line, how will the Hoosiers respond? It seems that, after a whirlwind of a week, things have settled down and the players have accepted the fact that Dan Dakich is the head coach. This is, without question, the toughest test of his brief tenure as interim head coach.