Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, February 28, 2016
One more week. That's all that remains in the Big Ten men's basketball season.
Indiana clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title, courtesy of Ohio State's upset vs. No. 8 Iowa on Sunday night, its 22nd crown, which ties Purdue for the most in conference history.
The Hoosiers enter the final week of the season as the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tourney. Interestingly enough, Indiana has yet to clinch a double-bye. That's because there's a four-way tie for second place, and the tiebreakers, should all finish 13-5, would push Indiana to the No. 5 seed.
Speaking of tiebreakers, the current four-way tie between Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State and Wisconsin is decided by overall record vs. the other three teams. No. 2 Wisconsin is 3-2 vs. the trio, No. 3 Maryland and No. 4 Iowa are 2-2, with the Terps winning the lone head-to-head meeting, and No. 5 Michigan State is 2-3.
Here's where all 14 teams stand entering the final week of games:
WEDNESDAY (MARCH 9)
Game 1, 4:30 pm. ET ESPN2: No. 13 Minnesota vs. No. 12 Illinois
Game 2, 7 p.m. ET BTN: No. 14 Rutgers vs. No. 11 Nebraska
THURSDAY (MARCH 10)
Game 3, noon ET BTN: No. 9 Penn State vs. No. 8 Michigan
Game 4, 25 minutes later BTN: Game 1 winner vs. No. 5 Michigan State
Game 5, 6:30 p.m. ET ESPN2: No. 10 Northwestern vs. No. 7 Purdue
Game 6, 25 minutes later ESPN2: Game 2 winner vs. No. 6 Ohio State
FRIDAY (MARCH 11)
Game 7, noon ET ESPN: Game 3 winner vs. No. 1 Indiana
Game 8, 25 minutes later ESPN: vs. Game 4 winner vs. No. 4 Iowa
Game 9, 6:30 p.m. ET BTN: vs. Game 5 winner vs. No. 2 Wisconsin
Game 10, 25 minutes later BTN: Game 6 winner vs. No. 3 Maryland
SATURDAY (MARCH 12)
Game 11, 1 p.m. ET CBS: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner
Game 12, 25 minutes later CBS: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner
SUNDAY (MARCH 13)
Game 13, 3 p.m. ET CBS: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner