Thursday at 10 a.m. ET at Target Field in Minneapolis the two programs will tangle for the right to stay alive in the Big Ten Tournament.
Indiana, which saw a six-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, fell behind the Wolverines 4-0. But the Hoosiers had multiple opportunities late in the game to get back in it but simply couldn’t get the timely hit.
IU put the leadoff hitter on base in four innings in a row late, including the first two on in both the sixth and the seventh. But the Hoosiers could only manage one run total on four hits for the game.
Indiana, the back-to-back defending Big Ten champion will now have to play every day this week in order to have a shot at repeating as champions. The Hoosiers are now 32-21 on the season as they hope to win a game or two in the tournament to improve their potential NCAA Tournament at-large seeding.
The tournament selection will be announced on Monday.