The Hoosiers were hot, winners of four straight Big Ten games. But the hot-shooting Buckeyes proved to be a buzzsaw Sunday afternoon.
How about this for a statement win?
In a battle of two teams with one loss apiece in Big Ten play, one stood head and shoulders above the other.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois and Indiana each had double-digit leads Sunday afternoon, and none of them lasted.
Another ranked team walked into Bloomington, and another ranked team walked out with a loss.
First halves don't get much rougher than the one the Hoosiers went through Monday night.