Big Ten basketball tournament bracket revealed
The B1G basketball season can be perfectly encapsulated in one word: Chaos. Or perhaps you’d prefer the word “mess.” That works perfectly as well.
No matter how you spin it, the regular season is now over, with Northwestern taking the final game of the season against Rutgers, 65-53. With the win, the Wildcats avoid the horror of falling to the 9-seed and instead will check in as the 2-seed in the B1G Tournament.
The win finalizes the B1G bracket, with Purdue as the 1-seed, Northwestern as the 2-seed, Indiana as the 3-seed and Michigan State as the 4-seed, all receiving double byes. The tournament is set to begin on Wednesday.
You can find the full bracket below:
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Who can come out of the B1G?
Find a 14-sided die and roll it, that should give you a pretty good idea.
Truly, the B1G is wide open right now for any of the top 11 seeds or so. The conference has so much parity that the only real shock would be a team like Minnesota or Ohio State running the table.
No team is entering the tournament on a particularly hot streak, though Penn State has won 5 of its last 6 as the No. 10 seed. Purdue’s path is favorable, it’s just a matter of whether Zach Edey and Co. can figure thigs out after a less than ideal end to the season. Regardless, the Boilermakers seem to be the team to beat.
Indiana has something to say about that, though. The Hoosiers are playing well as the No. 3 seed, and having Trayce Jackson-Davis, Race Thompson and Jalen Hood-Schifino as a 3-pronged attack is favorable. Can the Hoosiers end the drought and win their first B1G tournament title in school history?
We’ll see soon enough.