IU clinches share of Big Ten title for first time since 2002

Regardless of how things shake out the rest of the way, Indiana can call itself a Big Ten champion for the first time since 2002.

Wisconsin’s loss to Purdue and Michigan State’s loss at Michigan give the Hoosiers a two-game lead with two games to go. They would clinch the championship outright with a victory over Ohio State at home on Tuesday. It would be their first outright championship since 1993.


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  • IUBob1981 says:

    They MUST beat OSU!!! Watford and Hulls will have great games.

  • Bob Nemanich says:

    Ironically four are tied at 11-5, wonder what the odds/configuration it has to happen that all finish 12-6

    MSU beats UW
    IU beats OSU
    UM beats PU


    MSU beats NW
    UW beats PSU
    IU beats UM
    OSU beats IL

    seems almost likely…
    This then in turn forces a whole bunch of tie breakers for the Big Ten tourney where the #5 teams really gets screwed playing on Thurs

  • Heavens to Betsy! says:

    Congrats to the players. They’d have done it in an even more convincing way if they hadn’t had the yarn of Tom Krin’s BB “knowledge” weaved around their ankles, encumbering them game after game!

    Kudos to them and to their faith in Indiana Basketball!

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Didn’t you try to sue IU for firing Knight?

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Question was for Nemanich, not Betsy.

  • Aruss says:

    Yes! I called it at the beginning of the season except I only had us with one loss.

  • Big Hoosier/Ben says:

    Congratulation Hoosiers! Tuesday night will be epic, and what a way to send out our seniors with an outright title! What a experience it will be for Watford, Hulls, and Elston. Young men who took a chance on us, and now leaving on top. I suspect Assembly Hall will be bedlam!

  • tbird086 says:

    Congrats to the Coaching staff and players whom have worked hard to get this done. It is set up to do something the foundation of this team set out to do four years ago that is be BIG TEN CHAMPS outright. I want to say thanks to the Seniors for everything i will always remember this the most cause you guys started this journey i know we had our ups and down but what you have guys have done is started a foundation and the young guys have followed bring Indiana University Basketball to the Top!!! Thanks for the memories you will never be forgotten in Hoosier History!! I know we have a lot more work to be done! Go HOO HOO HOOSIERS!!!

  • IUBob1981 says:

    Ferrell and Oladipo will suffocate Craft and hold him to his season’s worst game. Zeller will probably have his best career game for his last at Assembly Hall. Go IU!!!

  • IUBob1981 says:

    Coach Crean should get the NCAA Coach of The Year, regardless whether IU wins the national championship. Not even Bob Knight could have done what CTC has accomplished. And he is just a bitter old grump for not wanting to accept Crean’s invites to come back to IU. He is forgiven for his abuses, but Knight won’t let go.

  • Ron says:

    To put this in perspective, the last time IU was the outright Big Ten champion;

    Mr & Mrs Ferrell was welcoming Yogi to the world

    Cody & Vic were 1 yr old

    CWat was 2 yrs old

    Jordy & Maurice Creek were 3 yrs old.

  • Karen says:

    Agree tbird086, thank you team and players for all the hard work. You had to believe AND do the work for so long to reach this point.

  • Podunker says:

    Hoosier fans should celebrate this team’s accomplishments and take great pride in how far the program has come in the last three years. If not for the incredible support of the Hoosier Nation, this accomplishment would not have been possible I enjoy my memories of the great Hoosier teams of the past, but I’m most excited to see how far this Hoosier team can go? Can this team become one of the great Hoosier teams of all time?

  • Podunker says:

    By the way, if Michigan plays IU the way they played MSU today, IU should win that game by double digits. T Burke is a great talent, but he was a ball hog and took a bunch of terrible shots in the second half of today’s game. His steal (off Appling) was clutch, but he almost cost Mich that game. If Michigan relies that heavily on Burke for their offense, I like IU’s chances next week.

  • iulongago says:

    It’s Great that they are assured of a ‘co-Big Ten” Championship but they truly do need to win one or both of the next two games. Nether I nor do I believe they would be happy with the ‘co’ designation. Win it outright and get the #1 Seed in the Big Ten Tournament along with THE #1 Seed in the NCAA Tournament. Neither game is going to be easy and the games they lost should drill into their heads that they can lose anywhere. Of course, they’ve also shown that they can win anywhere. This season remains interesting.

  • Ron says:

    The Colubus Dispatch has a two pager on the how the BIG 10 does tie-breakers. Not that we need to know that.!!

  • Geoff says:

    I hope Crean doesn’t learn from his mentor and call a timeout with his team down 1 and in transition… Izzo took away a clear lay-up path and allowed UM to set their defense with only 4.8 to go. What a blunder from one of the greats. But thank you coach!

  • Lord of the Product Placement says:

    Hope all of you have seen ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    So correct Geoff, I took a 2nd look just to see if Izzo was really still court side.

  • crean sucks says:

    Great story in today’s IDS about Jordan Hulls.

  • Bob Nemanich says:


    I was part of a suit that was filed over Open Meetings allegations where IU Trustees met in a serial manner circumventing the quorum statutes to conduct business in a public body in Indiana. Essentially Brand and Simpson brought in three sets of Trustees in secret and presented unsubstantiated characterizations regarding an incident with Knight and requested permission to dismiss Knight and then plan how to do it. The suit went to the IN Supreme Court and we lost because the statute did not specifically specify that if more than two members meet and discuss business they are out of the quorum statutes but then the IN legislature passed such a Sunshine Law.

    The question I have for you is so what? What does that have to do with 2012-13 team?

  • Hoosier Clarion says:

    Bob and Geoff, the last paragraph in the article succinctly states the comparative data.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies says:

    Always knew there was a sect at IU that desired the “decimation” that came after the Knight firing.

    Sampson must have wanted out. He felt them lurking under the floorboards everywhere he walked. He felt the hatred.

  • Larry says:

    Sampson who???? lol lol

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