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Iowa's Ryan Kriener defends Indiana's Thomas Bryant during a game last season.


Just a little more than two weeks after their only meeting of the regular season, Iowa and Indiana will clash again Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

The Hawkeyes (18-13, 10-8 Big Ten) nailed down the No. 7 seed early Sunday with a not-as-close-as-it-appears 90-79 victory over Penn State and Indiana (17-14, 7-11) landed in the No. 10 spot in the bracket when Nebraska lost to Michigan on Sunday night.

They will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a game to be televised by ESPN2. The Hawkeyes claimed a 96-90 overtime victory over the Hoosiers on Feb. 21 in a game in which senior Peter Jok broke a school record by making 22 of 23 free throws.

The winner of the Iowa-Indiana game will play Friday, again at 5:30 p.m., against No. 2 seed Wisconsin.

Purdue received the No. 1 seed by virtue of its outright Big Ten title with Wisconsin, No. 3 Maryland and No. 4 Minnesota being the other teams to receive double byes.

The tournament gets under way Wednesday with a 3:30 p.m. game between No. 12 Nebraska and No. 13 Penn State. No. 11 Ohio State and No. 14 Rutgers play at 6 p.m.

Big Ten tournament schedule


Nebraska vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Ohio State vs. Rutgers, 6 p.m. (BTN)


Michigan vs. Illinois, 11 a.m. (BTN)

Michigan State vs. Nebraska-Penn State winner, 1:30 p.m. (BTN)

Iowa vs. Indiana, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Northwestern vs. Ohio State-Rutgers winner, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)


Purdue vs. Michigan-Illinois winner, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

Minnesota vs. Michigan State/Nebraska/Penn State, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Wisconsin vs. Iowa-Indiana winner, 5:30 p.m. (BTN)

Maryland vs. Northwestern/Ohio State/Rutgers, 8 p.m. (BTN)


First semifinal, 12 noon (CBS)

Second semifinal, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)


Championship game, 2 p.m. (CBS)