Northwestern is quietly rising through the top of the B1G. The Wildcats made a loud statement on Sunday by taking down No. 15 Indiana in Bloomingdale 84-83.

The Wildcats had a strong start to the game by outscoring the Hoosiers 41-34 in the first half before holding on from a Hoosiers comeback in the second half. Indiana was the team that shot better in the game as they shot 51.6% in field goals (32-of-62) and 50% from the three-point arc (9-of-18).

The biggest difference of the game was Northwestern’s ability to force turnovers and to get to the free-throw line. The Wildcats forced the Hoosiers to turn the ball over 16 times as compared to their 9 turnovers. Northwestern was 19-of-28 at the free-throw line.

Northwestern had 4 players in double-digits, including a 26-point performance from guard Boo Buie. Indiana only had 2 players score double-digit points with 33 points coming from guard Jalen Hood-Schifino.

Northwestern is now 3-1 in B1G play this season with the other big win coming in the 70-63 road win over No. 20 Michigan State on Dec. 4.

Indiana, on the other hand, is off to a rough start in B1G play as it is 1-3 after this loss to Northwestern. The Hoosiers are 3-5 in their last 8 games after starting the season 7-0.