Devonte Green’s prayer from halfcourt was answered at the buzzer and gave Indiana a 36-26 lead against Northwestern after one half at Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers ended the half on a 22-0 run, which could prove costly for the Wildcats, who are chasing history and its first NCAA tournament invitation.
A program record-setting 21st win would take care of the first and likely do wonders for the second.
The Wildcats (20-8, 9-6 Big Ten), losers of four of six, have won 20 games in a season four times, most recently last season.
Indiana has lost five in a row since its triple-overtime victory against Penn State on Feb. 1, and has lost seven of its last eight.
The Wildcats led by 12 at one point.
Scottie Lindsey has nine points and Dererk Pardon has six points and six rebounds for Northwestern.
Green has eight points and four rebounds, while James Blackmon Jr. has eight points for Indiana (15-13, 5-10).
Northwestern won the first meeting between the teams this season, 68-55 in Evanston on Jan. 29.
Tribune reporter Shannon Ryan ranks the Big Ten men's basketball teams through the action of Feb. 19, 2017.(Shannon Ryan)
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