CHICAGO – Indiana was knocked out of the Big Ten tournament at the hands of an old nemesis.
The No. 1 seed Hoosiers fell 68-56 to No. 4 seed Wisconsin in the semifinals Saturday at the United Center. It was the Badgers' 12th straight win over the Hoosiers.
The semifinals loss was IU's most lopsided of the season, previously the nine-point loss against Ohio State on March 5 was the biggest.
Indiana (27-6) will wait until Sunday night to see if it has done enough to earn one of the No. 1 seeds in next week's NCAA tournament. The Hoosiers likely will not get the No. 1 overall seed after winning just one game in the conference tournament.
On Saturday, Indiana just couldn't get much to fall against Wisconsin as the Hoosiers went 21 of 55 from the floor (38.2 percent). Christian Watford scored 14 for IU, and Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo added 13 and 10. Zeller also had 11 rebounds.
The Badgers shot 25 of 49 from the floor (51 percent) to make up for 15 turnovers that led to 22 points for the Hoosiers. Ryan Evans scored 16 for Wisconsin, and Ben Brust had 12. Sam Dekker and Jared Berggren each had 11.
Wisconsin (23-10) will play the winner of the Ohio State-Michigan State semifinal in the Big Ten tournament finals on Sunday.
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