Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title on Sunday with a victory over Michigan State, but that wasn't the day's only action. Ohio State and Purdue played a game that went right down the wire; the Buckeyes emerged victorious and there's now a three-way tie for fourth place. As it stands now, four teams are battling for the last two double-byes in the Big Ten Tournament.
Current Standings: 3/2/15
|4||Michigan State||10-6||19-10||PU, @IU|
|4||Ohio State||10-6||21-8||@PSU, WIS|
|13||Penn State||3-13||15-14||OSU, @MINN|
Current Bracket (after 3/1 games):
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Tourney outlook for <a href="https://twitter.com/b1gbball">@b1gbball</a> after weekend games. OSU, MSU, IU could fall as far as the 8. MSU can't get above 3. <a href="http://t.co/iryWKV36Ty">pic.twitter.com/iryWKV36Ty</a></p>— Daniel Borup (@daniel_borup) <a href="https://twitter.com/daniel_borup/status/572272714242650112">March 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Wisconsin and Maryland are pretty much locked into the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, but things get pretty interesting after that. Seeds No. 3-7 are virtually up for grabs; Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa, and Ohio State are making strong pushes for a coveted double-bye.
There's little drama beyond that group, but Illinois does has an outside shot at No. 7 seed. That would pretty much require the Illini to win out in addition to either Indiana or Michigan State dropping their last two games (Illinois holds the tie-breaker over the Spartans).
There's no games on Monday, but Tuesday features three more contests. Iowa will visit Indiana (televised on ESPN), No. 14 Maryland will travel to Rutgers, and Michigan will be in Evanston to face Northwestern.