@BTNStatsGuys lay out latest Big Ten tourney scenarios

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@BTNStatsGuys lay out latest Big Ten tourney scenarios

This much we know: Indiana, the outright Big Ten champion, is the No. 1 seed in the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The 12th-ranked Hoosiers clinched the top seed with an 81-78 victory Tuesday night at No. 16 Iowa.

After that, as far as the seeds go, everything still is up in the air.

Get the @BTNStatsGuys‘ latest look at the Big Ten tourney scenarios entering tonight’s Super Wednesday doubleheader.

1. Indiana (14-3 – vs. Maryland)

  • Clinched #1 seed and double-bye

2. Michigan State (11-5 – at Rutgers; vs. Ohio State)

  • Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final two games
  • Can clinch double-bye with win at Rutgers + Iowa loss at Michigan
  • Could fall as low as #8 seed with two losses + tiebreakers

3. Wisconsin (11-5 – at Minnesota; at Purdue)

  • Clinches double-bye with wins in its final two games
  • Clinches #2 seed with two wins + MSU loss in one of its final two games + Maryland loss in one of its final two games
  • Could fall as low as #7 seed with two losses + tiebreakers

4. Maryland (11-5 – vs. Illinois; at Indiana)

  • Clinches double-bye with wins in its final two games
  • Clinches #2 seed with two wins + MSU loss in one of its final two games
  • Could fall as low as #7 seed with two losses + tiebreakers

5. Iowa (11-6 – at Michigan)

  • Can be as high as #2 seed with a win at Michigan + tiebreakers
  • Could fall as low as #8 seed with a loss at Michigan + tiebreakers
  • Guaranteed to finish outside of top 4 seeds with loss at Michigan + MSU win at Rutgers

6. Ohio State (11-6 – at Michigan State)

  • Could clinch double-bye with a win at Michigan State but would need additional help from a variety of scenarios
  • Can be as high as #3 seed with a win + tiebreakers (wouldn’t finish worse than 7th with a win)
  • Could fall as low as #8 seed with a loss + tiebreakers

7. Purdue (11-6 – vs. Wisconsin)

  • Could clinch double-bye with a win vs Wisconsin but would need additional help from a variety of scenarios
  • Can be as high as #2 seed with a win + tiebreakers
  • Could fall as low as #8 seed with a loss or two losses + tiebreakers

8. Michigan (10-7 – vs. Iowa)

  • Locked into a single-bye. Will play on Thursday no matter what.
  • Can be as high as #7 seed with a win vs Iowa + tiebreakers
  • Could fall as low as #8 seed with a loss + tiebreakers

9. Penn State (6-10 – vs. Northwestern; vs. Illinois)

  • Will clinch #9 seed and single-bye with wins in its final two games OR win vs Northwestern + Illinois loss to Maryland
  • Can be as high as #9 seed with one or two wins + tiebreakers
  • Can be no lower than #11 seed with one win in its final two games
  • Could fall as low as #12 seed with two losses + tiebreakers

10. Northwestern (6-10 – at Penn State; vs. Nebraska)

  • Will clinch #9 seed and single-bye with wins in its final two games
  • Can be no lower than #11 seed with one win in its final two games
  • Could fall as low as #12 seed with two losses + tiebreakers

11. Nebraska (6-11 – at Northwestern)

  • Could clinch #9 seed and single-bye with win at Northwestern + Penn State win vs Northwestern + two Illinois wins
  • Can be no lower than #11 seed with a win
  • Could fall as low as #12 seed with a loss + tiebreakers

12. Illinois (5-11 – at Maryland; at Penn State)

  • Will lose out on single-bye with one loss in its final two games
  • Can be as high as #10 seed with two wins + tiebreakers
  • Guaranteed #12 seed with two more losses but could also be #12 seed with just one more loss + tiebreakers

13. Minnesota (2-14 – vs. Wisconsin; at Rutgers)

  • Will play on the first day no matter what
  • Will clinch #13 seed with one win in its final two games OR one Rutgers loss in final two games
  • Will finish with #14 seed with two losses + Rutgers win over MSU + MSU win over Ohio State + 2 Maryland losses

14. Rutgers (0-16 – vs. Michigan State; vs. Minnesota)

  • Will play on first day no matter what
  • Will clinch #13 seed with wins in its final two games + Minnesota loss to Wisconsin + MSU win vs Ohio State + two Maryland losses
  • Will clinch #14 seed with one loss in its final two games OR a Minnesota win in its final two games
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