Get the latest 2019 Big Ten men's hoops tourney seed scenarios

Get the latest 2019 Big Ten men's hoops tourney seed scenarios

Ahead of two more Big Ten games Thursday night, let’s take a look at the up-to-the-minute 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket seed scenarios.

The teams are listed by their current place in the Big Ten Standings (tiebreakers included).

1. Michigan State (15-4)
-Already clinched double bye
-Clinches #1 seed with win over Michigan
-Clinches #2 seed with loss + Purdue loss at Northwestern
-Clinches #3 seed with loss + Purdue win

 2. Michigan (15-4)
-Already clinched double bye
-Clinches #1 seed with win at Michigan State
-Clinches #2 seed with loss + Purdue loss at Northwestern
-Clinches #3 seed with loss + Purdue win

3. Purdue (15-4)
-Already clinched double bye but can’t be #1 seed
-Clinches #2 seed with win at Northwestern
-Clinches #3 seed with loss

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4. Wisconsin (12-6)
-Can clinch #4 seed and double bye with wins over Iowa and at Ohio State OR with a split in final 2 games + Maryland loss vs Minnesota
-Can fall as low as #6 with 2 losses + Maryland win + Iowa win at Nebraska
-Seed range: 4-6

 5. Maryland (12-7)
-Can clinch #4 seed and double bye with win vs Minnesota + 2 Wisconsin losses OR with a win + Wisconsin loss + Purdue finishing ahead of Michigan
-Clinches 5 seed if those things above don’t happen
-Seed range: 4-5

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6. Iowa (10-8)
-Can’t clinch double bye. Highest possible seed is 5th.
-Can clinch #5 seed with wins at Wisconsin and Nebraska + Maryland win + Wisconsin loss at Ohio State
-Clinches no worse than #6 seed with 1 more win
-Can fall as low as #7 seed with 2 losses + Minnesota win
-Seed range: 5-7

7. Minnesota (9-10)
-Will play on Thursday no matter what
-Can jump as high as #6 seed with win at Maryland + 2 Iowa losses + Ohio State loss + tiebreakers
-Can fall as low as #9 seed with loss + Iowa win + Ohio State win + 2 Illinois wins
-Seed range: 6-9

 8. Ohio State (8-11)
-Will play on Thursday no matter what
-Can jump as high as #7 seed with win over Wisconsin + tiebreakers
-Can fall as low as #10 seed with loss + 2 Illinois wins + 2 Iowa wins + Rutgers win
-Seed range: 7-10

 9. Illinois (7-11)
-Can clinch single bye with win vs Indiana or at Penn State
-Can jump as high as #7 seed with wins over Indiana and at Penn State + Minnesota loss + Ohio State loss + Michigan State finishing ahead of Purdue
-Can fall as low as #12 seed with 2 losses + Rutgers win at Indiana
-Tied for widest range of any Big Ten team in terms of seeding-Seed range: 7-12

 10. Rutgers (7-12)
-Can clinch single bye with win at Indiana
-Will play on Wednesday with a loss
-Can jump as high as #8 seed with a win + 2 Iowa wins + Minnesota win + Ohio State loss + 2 Illinois losses
-Can fall as low as #12 seed with a loss + Indiana win at Illinois + Penn State win over Illinois
-Seed range: 8-12

11. Indiana (6-12)
-Can clinch single bye with wins at Illinois and over Rutgers OR with win over Illinois + Penn State win over Illinois
-Can jump as high as #8 seed with 2 wins + several other factors
-Can fall as low as #13 seed with 2 losses + Penn State win + Nebraska win
-Tied for widest range of any Big Ten team in terms of seeding
-Seed range: 8-13

12. Penn State (6-13)
-Can clinch #10 seed and single bye with win over Illinois + 2 Indiana wins
-Can fall as low as #13 seed with loss + 2 Illinois wins + Rutgers win + Nebraska win
-Seed range: 10-13

 13. Nebraska (5-14)
-Will not receive a bye and will play on Wednesday no matter what
-Can jump as high as #11 seed with win over Iowa + 2 Indiana losses + Penn State loss
-Will clinch #13 seed with loss
-Seed range: 11-13

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14. Northwestern (4-15)

-Clinched #14 seed. Will open against #11 seed on Wednesday at 9 ET.

Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher

Harold Shelton III is a BTN Studio Researcher who writes up weekly stats for BTN & BTN.com. Follow his work on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys.

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