staff, March 17, 2019

No. 2 seeds Michigan and Michigan State highlight the Big Ten's nation-leading and conference all-time high eight teams in the NCAA tournament.

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The Spartans, the (co)regular-season and postseason Big Ten champ, lands in top-overall seed Duke's region, which was a popular talking point on Selection Sunday.

Joining the Spartans and Wolverines in the dance are No. 3 Purdue, No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 6 Maryland, No. 10 Iowa and Minnesota and No. 11 Ohio State.