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Hoosiers Will Win Big Ten Title Outright With Win Over Ohio State

Last updated on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

(Bloomington, IN) - The number-two Indiana Hoosiers can win the Big-Ten Conference championship outright by beating the number 13 Ohio State Buckeyes at Assembly Hall tonight.

Indiana have a two game lead over a cluster of second place teams in the Big-Ten, including Ohio State, and can secure the number-one seed in next week's Big Ten Conference Tournament by defeating the Buckeyes for the second time this season.

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points during the first regular season meeting between the two teams, an 81-68 win for Indiana on February 10th.

The Hoosiers slipped to number-two in the USA Today Coaches poll after losing to the Minnesota Golden Gophers last week but recovered in a 73-60 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday.

Jordon Hulls, Christian Watford, and Derek Elston will graduate at the end of the academic year and are playing their final games at Assembly Hall tonight.

The Buckeyes have won three straight, including Thursday's 63-53 win over the Northwestern Wildcats.

Deshaun Thomas leads Ohio State in scoring with nearly 20 points-per-game and scored 26 in the Buckeyes' first meeting against the Hoosiers.

Tipoff from Assembly Hall is at 9:00.

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