Ohio State has been playing great basketball lately. They have won their last five games. Because of this winning streak, I'm going to assume that they will oppose IU in the Big Ten tournament final.
The Hoosiers would definitely welcome a third game against the Buckeyes.
These teams split their regular-season series. In the second game, IU was celebrating Senior Night, while trying to lock up the outright Big Ten title in front of its home crowd.
Getting to face Ohio State and beating them is the best thing that could happen to Indiana. Not only do they defeat the Buckeyes two out of three times, but they atone for the loss on what was supposed to be a memorable night in Bloomington.
Winning the Big Ten tournament sets IU up for a great NCAA tournament run. If this predicted outcome turns into reality, the Hoosiers are sure to be the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, where games are going to be played in Indianapolis.
Being able to play in that region would be a big boost for Indiana and would give them their best chance to make the Final Four.