Hoosiers to play Akron in first round

With their Big Ten tournament title, the Hoosiers received an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.

In the span of just over a week, the Indiana Hoosiers went from having no chance of defending their national title to winning the Big Ten tournament and automatically qualifying for the field of 48.

In Monday's selection show, the Hoosiers were placed in the first round and are set to go on the road and visit the Zips of Akron (16-3-1) this Thursday.

This is Indiana's 27th consecutive trip to the national tournament, and have qualified 38 out of 41 attempts.

With a winning percentage in the tournament of nearly 75 percent, the Hoosiers will have a lot to live up to as they are set to take on an opponent they haven't been able to figure out in over six years, with their last win over the Zips coming in 2006.

However, history may be repeating itself with a favoring for this Indiana side. The last time the Hoosiers won Big Ten tournament was in 2006, it was held in Columbus. Could the same result happen when the Hoosiers take on Akron?

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