Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer, March 7, 2016
Indiana was a big winner this week. Conversely, Michigan has fallen off the brackets and will have work to do in the Big Ten tourney. So, for now, the Big Ten is a six-bid league.
No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 16 Hampton, West
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 13 Yale, South
No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Hofstra, Midwest
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Akron, East
No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 , Cincinnati/Vanderbilt play-in, West
No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Saint Joseph's, South
As you can see, Michigan is out of the bracket, listed among Palm's "first four out." Last week, the Wolverines were a No. 10 and slotted for a play-in game. Michigan State and Purdue didn't see their seeds change. Maryland and Iowa dropped a spot, while Indiana and Wisconsin moved up a spot.
No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 UNC Asheville, East
No. 3 Indiana vs. No. 14 Northern Iowa, Midwest
No. 4 Maryland vs. No. 13 Stephen F. Austin, South
No. 5 Iowa vs. No. 12 Arkansas-Little Rock, East
No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 12 Monmouth, West
No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 11 UConn/St. Bonaventure play-in, West
Like Palm, Lunardi has Michigan among his "first four out." The Wolverines were a No. 11 last week playing in a play-in game. Michigan State and Purdue didn't see their seeds change. Indiana is up two spots. Iowa and Maryland each fell a spot. Wisconsin is one slot higher.
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