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Indiana won its second straight Big Ten baseball tournament title Sunday.

The top-seeded Hoosiers defeated No. 2 seed Nebraska 8-4 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska, in front of an NCAA conference tournament record of 19,965 games

The Hoosiers (42-13) have won four conference tournament titles, also winning in 1996, 2009 and last year. They also won the regular-season and conference tournament titles for a second straight year.

IU was announced as a host site for one of the 16 regionals for the NCAA tournament. The Hoosiers are projected to land one of the top-8 national seeds, and if they do at noon today, they would also play host for a Super Regional.

Indiana opened scoring Sunday in the bottom of the first with two runs and added another in the second.

Nebraska (40-19) tied the game with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Kyle Schwarber put the Hoosiers ahead for good in the bottom of the fifth with his 12th home run of the season. He was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

Indiana scored three more runs in the sixth with runs from Brad Hartong, Nick Ramos and Will Nolden.

Luke Harrison (6-0) allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits with one walk and one strikeout in three innings.

Nolden led the Hoosiers offense going 3 for 4 and scoring three. Schwarber went 2 for 4, scored twice and had 2 RBI.

Schwarber, Dustin DeMuth, Scott Donley, Christian Morris and Casey Rodrigue were named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team.