when ND played as many or more Big Ten teams in basketball as it did in football. Of course, that's when we were still an independent in basketball. But as recently as 1972-73, we played 5 Big Ten teams -- IU, Illinois (at Chicago Stadium), MSU, Michigan and Ohio State. Digger eventually got away from that pattern, and by the late 1970s we rarely played any Big Ten teams other than Indiana, with Northwestern popping up every now and then. I doubt we've played as many as 3 Big Ten teams in any regular season since the mid-1970s.