Still not dead: Michigan regains control of its Big Ten title destiny with another Indiana loss
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The Michigan basketball team regained control of its own Big Ten championship destiny Tuesday night when No. 2 Indiana dropped a 67-58 home decision against Ohio State.
And now, if the Wolverines (24-5, 11-5) win their final two games, they'll win a share of the Big Ten title for the second straight season.
Michigan will visit Purdue on Wednesday (7 p.m. Big Ten Network) before hosting the Hoosiers on Sunday (4 p.m., CBS) in the regular-season finale.
The Wolverines had control of their own destiny a week ago -- for one day. Michigan promptly squandered that chance by dropping an embarrassing 84-78 decision at Penn State.
Will the Wolverines handle this opportunity better?
We'll find out Wednesday night in West Lafayette, Ind.
Indiana had an opportunity to clinch the Big Ten crown outright Tuesday night, and still can by beating Michigan. However, the Hoosiers' loss now opens the door for Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Ohio State in the season's final week.
The Big Ten standings, as of Tuesday night:
1. Indiana (25-5, 13-4)
2. Ohio State (22-7, 12-5)
2. Michigan (24-5, 11-5
2. Michigan State (22-7, 11-5)
2. Wisconsin (20-9, 11-5)
6. Illinois (21-9, 8-8)
6. Minnesota (20-9, 8-8)
8. Iowa (18-11, 7-9)
8. Purdue (14-15, 7-9)
10. Nebraska (13-16, 4-12)
10. Northwestern (13-16, 4-12)
12. Penn State (9-19, 1-15)
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