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Indiana's Assembly Hall was long a house of horrors for N'western, which lost its first 32 games there until 2009, but since is 3-3 & 9-6 overall vs. IU. A win Sat. would be an NU record #21 & first 10-win Big Ten season since 1933. That would also clinch the Wildcats' first conf. finish over .500 since 1968, when they swept the Hoosiers (as they also did in 2009 & '11).

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Having clinched its 1st .500 or better Big Ten season since 2004 & 2nd since 1968, N'western is at Illinois Tue., trying to avenge a loss in Evanston & reach 21 wins for the 1st time. It also would tie a Wildcats record 6th conf. road W -- set in '31, when they went 16-1 & 11-1 and won the Big Ten & Helms Fndtn. national titles. Their only L was 35-28 at home vs. the Illini, after a 29-27 road W.

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Having clinched its 1st .500 or better Big Ten season since 2004 & 2nd since 1968, N'western is at Illinois Tue., trying to avenge a loss in Evanston & reach 21 wins for the 1st time. It also would tie a Wildcats record 6th conf. road W -- set in '31, when they went 16-1 & 11-1 and won the Big Ten & Helms Fndtn. national titles. Their only L was 35-28 at home vs. the Illini, after a 29-27 road W.