Hoosiers get No. 6 seed, will face Gophers in tournament

Indiana’s initial postseason itinerary is set.

The Hoosiers will open next week’s Big Ten Tournament at Bart Kaufman Field as the No. 6 seed, facing the No. 3 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Indiana won a three-game series with Minnesota in mid-April, dropping a Friday night contest 11-0, before bouncing back with wins of 13-12 and 4-0.

The Hoosiers are 90-30-1 all-time at Bart Kaufman Field, which opened in 2013.

Nebraska, which won the first two games and tied the series finale at Bart Kaufman Field in April, won the Big Ten regular season title.

This year marks the first time that a Big Ten school will host the tournament since 2010, when Ohio State brought the event to Columbus. The tournament will return to TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha from 2018 to 2022.

Bart Kaufman Field also hosted NCAA Tournament regionals in 2013 and 2014.

Following IU’s tournament-opening game at 10 a.m., No. 2 Michigan will face No. 7 Northwestern at 1:30 p.m.

Top-seed Nebraska will face No. 8 Purdue at 5 p.m. and No. 4 Iowa will square off with No. 5 Maryland at 8:30 p.m.

Big Ten Network will broadcast each game.