Ohio State Buckeyes players hoist the Big Ten basketball tournament championship trophy after the championship game of the Big Ten tournament against the Wisconsin Badgers at the United Center. Ohio State won 50-43. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
The Big Ten dominated the nation for the majority of the year, and by the time the NCAA Conference Tournament rankings were announced on Selection Sunday nothing had changed.
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In all, seven teams from the league earned a bid to the Dance, including two that will enter March Madness having compiled sub-.500 in-conference records in Minnesota and Illinois.
Without further ado …
1-seed, East Region: Indiana Hoosiers (regular season champion)
2-seed, West Region: Ohio State Buckeyes (conference tournament champion)
3-seed, Midwest Region: Michigan State Spartans
4-seed, South Region: Michigan Wolverines
5-seed, West Region: Wisconsin Badgers
7-seed, East Region: Illinois Fighting Illini
11-seed, South Region: Minnesota Golden Gophers
After months and years of hard work to get to this point, nothing is assured once Tournament play kicks off.
That being said, one thing is an absolute guarantee: The rest of March is going to be Madness.
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