Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, March 19, 2012

For the first time since 1999 and the third time since the field expanded in 1985, the Big Ten has four teams in the Sweet 16. Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin all made it through the first weekend of the tournament, meaning each is two wins away from the Final Four, four from claiming the national title. The competition only gets stiffer the rest of the way, of course, so it's important to consider what these teams did against elite foes. See how the Big Ten's remaining teams fared this season vs. the Sweet 16 field in this post.


Indiana – 4-4; .500 winning percentage
Wins: North Carolina State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State
Losses: Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin (2)
Final Four path: Kentucky & Baylor-Xavier winner

Michigan State – 6-3; .667 winning percentage
Wins: Indiana, Wisconsin (3), Ohio State (2)
Losses: North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio State
Final Four path: Louisville & Marquette-Florida winner

Ohio State – 4-5; .444 winning percentage
Wins: Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan State
Losses: Kansas, Indiana, Michigan State (2), Wisconsin
Final Four path: Cincinnati & Syracuse-Wisconsin winner

Wisconsin – 3-6; .333 winning percentage
Wins: Indiana (2), Ohio State
Losses: North Carolina, Marquette, Ohio State, Michigan State (3)
Final Four path: Syracuse & Ohio State-Cincinnati winner

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