Get out the vote: Who will win Big Ten tourney?

Before the Big Ten tourney tips off Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, the BTN.com team offered its predictions. Who’s going to win it all? Who’s going to take Most Outstanding Player? And what about one bold prediction?

See our guys’ answers in this post and vote for your choice.

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TOM DIENHART, BTN.com senior writer
B1G tourney champ: Michigan State
MOP: Keith Appling, Michigan State
Bold prediction: No. 5 Ohio State will make it to the semifinals.

BRENT YARINA, BTN.com editor
B1G tourney champ: Wisconsin
MOP: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Bold prediction: In a year full of upsets, no lower seed will win in the opening round.

SEAN MERRIMAN, BTN.com editor
B1G tourney champ: Michigan
MOP: Caris LeVert, Michigan
Bold prediction: We will have an all-Michigan final: No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 3 Michigan State.

JOSH REED, Big Ten Geeks
B1G tourney champ: Michigan
MOP: Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Bold prediction: No. 12 Purdue will make run to semifinals.

MIKE PORTSCHELLER, Big Ten Geeks
BIG CHAMP: Michigan State
MOP: Gary Harris, Michigan State
Bold prediction: Ohio State reaches the final.

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Gary on 3/12/2014 @ 1:48pm EDT Said:

Michigan State will face Illinois in the final.

Mary Brennan on 3/12/2014 @ 8:26pm EDT Said:

Nebraska will face Michigan in the final, and win!

Mary Brennan on 3/12/2014 @ 8:27pm EDT Said:

I should have said semi-final and win.

Mike on 3/12/2014 @ 8:29pm EDT Said:

Tom Dienhart’s bold prediction is for the bucks to beat Purdue and then Nebraska to make it to the semis!? It’s not like OSU has made it to 7 of the last 8 tourney finals or is 3-1 against those two teams this year. I think it would be a safe bet rather than a bold one but I am the biased fan here

Allen Carroll on 3/12/2014 @ 8:36pm EDT Said:

Buckeyes almost always strong in Big10 tournament, watch them play! Don’t be a hater:-)

Big Bill on 3/12/2014 @ 8:37pm EDT Said:

Michigan vs. Ohio State in one semifinal, Minnesota vs. Iowa in the other.

John on 3/12/2014 @ 8:58pm EDT Said:

said no one ever…

Brice on 3/12/2014 @ 10:59pm EDT Said:

Iowa vs Nebraska Final
Devyn Marble MOP

Linda Cifuentes on 3/12/2014 @ 11:13pm EDT Said:

I’d like to see that with Illinois winning what a dream tourney that would be!!

David on 3/13/2014 @ 4:19am EDT Said:

I’m not sure what the big deal is with MSU to make people think they can win three games and beat Iowa and Wisconsin in the process. That team is incredibly overrated injuries or not. Weren’t they healthy when they lost to a bad Buckeyes team?

Rich S. on 3/13/2014 @ 5:20am EDT Said:

Michigan will play Wisconsin in the finals on Sunday.

Spartydano on 3/13/2014 @ 10:32am EDT Said:

Tourney Winner: Michigan State
Tourney MVP: Adrian Payne
Bold Prediction: Wisconsin – Michigan State final. Michigan State wins Tournament, gets a 2 seed in NCAA

Spartydano on 3/13/2014 @ 11:03am EDT Said:

I apologize. After re-reviewing the bracket: Revision – Nebraska plays Indiana in semi & wins to lose to Sparty in final after Sparty beats Wisconsin in semi. All other predictions stand.

Spartydano on 3/13/2014 @ 11:19am EDT Said:

David. Possibly healthy, but not playing together well yet. Craft just flies all over the court but never fouls anyone. Really! Even Vitale says State will be tough to beat if the team gets some cohesiveness. Anyone picking Minn., Purdue, or Illinois to get past 2nd round must be alum & that’s okay, but not gonna happen.

Matt DeLeary on 3/13/2014 @ 11:26am EDT Said:

Here is my pick. Michigan plays Wisconsin in the finals, not sure who wins, it really just depends on who wants it more. It’s a toss up in my book. Also what is the deal with people thinking that Michigan State will beat Iowa and Wisconsin, I’m sorry but that just isn’t gonna happen, I mean they just lost to an average OSU team when they were supposed to be at there best.
Big Tourney Camp: Michigan
MOP: Nik Stauskas (If Michigan wins)
Bold Prediction: OSU scrapes by Nebraska and goes to the semi-finals.

daniel on 3/13/2014 @ 11:28am EDT Said:

ohio state and Michigan in semifinals

Duke Vitale on 3/13/2014 @ 11:30am EDT Said:

Using Vitale as a point of reference in your favor is not something I would proudly boast.

Buckeye Bill on 3/13/2014 @ 12:12pm EDT Said:

I agree with SEAN MERRIMAN and it will probably be an all “State up North” Final. I on the other hand have STATE winning it all. Btw this is all coming from an OSU Grad and Buckeye Fan. We’re not all Homers, some of us live in reality.

Robert Morrison on 3/13/2014 @ 12:23pm EDT Said:

When LQR, Smith Jr, and Slam T get hot….Tourney time! #ShocktheWorld

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