Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher, March 7, 2019

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.