That's because a few seconds earlier Illinois had put the finishing touches on a 5-1 victory over Nebraska. Any combination of an IU victory or Nebraska loss was what the Hoosiers needed to win the title outright.
It marks the second year in a row that the Hoosiers have captured the Big Ten outright championship.
Just for good measure, the No. 8 Hoosiers took care of business themselves, knocking off Minnesota 7-3 at Bart Kaufman Field.
Indiana (37-13, 20-3 Big Ten) bounced back from Thursday night's 2-1 loss to the Golden Gophers with the victory.
Christian Morris pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and unearned run to get the victory. He is now 5-3 on the season.
Four IU pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts.
Rainy and wet conditions may have had something to do with it but it was a sloppily played game. The two teams combined for seven errors, four for Minnesota and three for IU.
After the Gophers (27-21, 13-10) tied the game in the top of the third, the Hoosiers put together a big inning in the bottom of the fourth.
Again, it all got started with two outs. Brad Hartong hit a two out double and Nolden walked. Nick Ramos then hit an RBI single up the middle to make it 2-1. Tim O'Conner then hit a grounder to short but Minnesota shortstop Connor Schaefbauer threw it wildly to first allowing both runners to score.
IU led 4-1 after four. DeMuth hit an RBI single in the fifth to make it 5-1.
Indiana broke it open in the bottom of the eighth. Nolden had a leadoff walk and went to third on a double by Ramos. Nolden then scored on a passed ball to make it 6-2. Pinch hitter Ricky Alfonso then blooped a single to right to score Ramos to make it 7-2.
IU and Minnesota will meet Saturday at 3:05 p.m. in the regular season finale for both teams. Brian Korte will be on the mound for the Hoosiers.