Despite the loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Indiana Hoosiers are still the top team in the Big Ten. With a conference record of 12-3, the Hoosiers are still capable of finishing the Big Ten season in first place.
The Big Ten conference is easily the most powerful conference in college basketball this season. As Nate Dunlevy explained to me, "any win on the road in the Big Ten is big, regardless of who you are playing."
There is a lot of truth in that quote. Even some of the weaker teams in this conference are very respectable. There have been a lot of upsets in conference play, and every team is a threat to pull of another one.
The Hoosiers are still in control of their own destiny in the Big Ten regular season. If they win out, they will finish on top.
In order for that to happen, here are a few things that the Hoosiers will need to do.