The Old Brass Spittoon is the trophy that Michigan State and Indiana have been playing for since 1950, and the Spartans have held onto it in almost routine fashion.
Last year, the Hoosiers beat Michigan State in overtime to win the Spittoon for the first time in a decade. Beating the Spartans in back-to-back games would be even more rare.
"The Brass Spittoon is something that we take a lot of pride in. I know that over the years it's spent more time away from us than here, and we haven't been able to retain it in almost 50 years, back-to-back wins," Indiana coach Tom Allen said. "So we want (the players) to be able to understand what it means."