The Big Ten Network announced Monday that Indiana's victory over the Gophers on Saturday was the top-rated regular-season basketball game in BTN history, getting a 2.08 rating across the network's eight metered markets. The network also said it was the top-rated cable program in the Indianapolis and Minneapolis markets Saturday, according to Nielsen data.
Indiana, ranked No. 5 in the AP poll at the time, defeated the Gophers 88-81 despite a big second-half comeback by Minnesota. The Gophers dropped from No. 8 to No. 9 in the AP poll released Monday, while Indiana moved up to No. 2.