March Madness: Joe Lunardi updates bracketology entering final day of regular season
One more day.
Sunday marks the final day of the college basketball regular season and several conferences will be tipping off their league tournaments next week. It’s the official start of March Madness, when teams are fighting for seeding and NCAA tournament at-large bids. Where does the B1G stand entering the final afternoon of play?
Right now, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has nine B1G teams in the field, and only one team is currently on the bubble. Minnesota’s overtime loss to Rutgers and Indiana’s ninth-straight loss to Purdue knocked both the Gophers and Hoosiers out of the field. Michigan State is still labeled as a Last Four In squad.
Of those nine teams in the field, Lunardi believes five will land a No. 4 seed or higher in this year’s tournament. Here’s a look at those seeds:
- No. 1 seed: Michigan
- No. 1 seed: Illinois
- No. 2 seed: Ohio State
- No. 2 seed: Iowa
- No. 4 seed: Purdue
The other four B1G teams in the field are Maryland, Michigan State, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
While it seems eight B1G teams are firmly in the field, there’s still plenty of positioning in terms of seeding that will take place during the B1G tournament. Plus, Michigan State will be an interesting team to keep an eye on over the next week.
Here’s a look at the latest from Lunardi:
— Joe Lunardi (@ESPNLunardi) March 7, 2021