B1G tourney seed update: MSU, Michigan eye No. 3 seed

Before the Big Ten’s final two regular-season games tip, let’s take a look at how the results will impact Big Ten tournament seeds. Here’s what we know before Indiana-Michigan and Northwestern-Michigan State close out the Big Ten’s regular season: Indiana is the No. 1 seed, Northwestern is No. 11, and only seeds 3-5 are up for grabs.

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Also on the line – and far more important – Michigan and Michigan State are playing for a share of the Big Ten crown.

If  Michigan knocks off Indiana and Michigan State beats Northwestern, there will be a four-way tie for the Big Ten title. Meanwhile, if Indiana drops Michigan, the Hoosiers will win their first outright Big Ten crown since 1993.

The possible scenarios from today’s final two games…

3 = Michigan State
4 = Wisconsin
5 = Michigan

3 = Michigan State
4 = Wisconsin
5 = Michigan

3 = Michigan
4 = Michigan State
5 = Wisconsin

Big Ten tourney seeds, as of right now
1. Indiana
2. Ohio State
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD
6. Iowa
7. Purdue
8. Illinois
9. Minnesota
10. Nebraska
11. Northwestern
12. Penn State

Here are the Big Ten tourney matchups that have been decided:

Thursday, March 14
Game 1: No. 8 Illinois vs. No. 9 Minnesota, noon, BTN/BTN2Go
Game 2: No. 5 vs. No. 12 Penn State, 2:30 p.m.*, BTN/BTN2Go
Game 3: No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 10 Nebraska, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 Northwestern, 9 p.m.*, ESPN2

Friday, March 15, 2013
Game 5: No. 1 Indiana vs. Game 1 Winner, noon, ESPN
Game 6: No. 4 vs. Game 2 Winner, 2:30 p.m.*, ESPN
Game 7: No. 2 Ohio State vs. Game 3 Winner, 6:30 p.m., BTN/BTN2Go
Game 8: No. 3 vs. Game 4 Winner, 9 p.m.*, BTN/BTN2Go

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