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2012 Big Ten Tournament seeding scenarios (as of March 1)

Posted on 01. Mar, 2012 by in Iowa Basketball

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

As we approach the final weekend of the regular season, 10 of the 12 seeds in next week’s Big Ten Tournament remain up for grabs.

Michigan State has already secured the No. 1 seed as it has won a share of the Big Ten regular season title and possesses tiebreakers on both Michigan and Ohio State, both of whom can also win shares of the conference regular season crown this weekend. In addition, Wisconsin has already secured the No. 4 seed.

Below is a complete list of every possible scenario in terms of seeding for the 2012 Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.:

THIS WEEKEND’S GAMES:

Saturday, March 3:

– Nebraska (4-13) at Minnesota (5-12), 11:30 a.m., BTN

– Northwestern (7-10) at Iowa (8-9), 1:30 p.m., BTN

Sunday, March 4:

– Michigan (12-5) at Penn State (4-13), 12 p.m., ESPN

– Illinois (6-11) at Wisconsin (11-6), 12 p.m., BTN

– Ohio State (12-5) at Michigan State (13-4), 3 p.m., CBS

– Purdue (10-7) at Indiana (10-7), 5 p.m., BTN

*All times listed are Central Standard.

NO. 1 SEED: MICHIGAN STATE

Michigan State has already clinched the No. 1 seed

NO. 2 SEED: MICHIGAN, OHIO STATE

Michigan clinches with: 

Ohio State loss

win AND Ohio State win AND Wisconsin win OR Indiana win

Ohio State clinches with:

win AND Michigan loss

win AND Michigan win AND Wisconsin loss AND Purdue win

NO. 3 SEED: MICHIGAN, OHIO STATE

Michigan clinches with:

win AND Ohio State win AND Wisconsin loss AND Purdue win

loss AND Ohio State win

Ohio State clinches with:

win AND Michigan win AND Wisconsin win OR Indiana win

loss

NO. 4 SEED: WISCONSIN

Wisconsin has already clinched the No. 4 seed

NO. 5 SEED: INDIANA, PURDUE

Indiana clinches with:

win

Purdue clinches with:

win

NO. 6 SEED: INDIANA, PURDUE

Indiana clinches with:

– loss

Purdue clinches with:

– loss

NO. 7 SEED: IOWA, NORTHWESTERN

Iowa clinches with:

– win

Northwestern clinches with:

– win

NO. 8 SEED: ILLINOIS, IOWA, NORTHWESTERN

Illinois clinches with:

win AND Northwestern loss

Iowa clinches with:

loss

Northwestern clinches with:

loss AND Illinois loss

NO. 9 SEED: ILLINOIS, NORTHWESTERN

Illinois clinches with:

loss OR Northwestern win

Northwestern clinches with:

loss AND Illinois win

NO. 10 SEED: MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA

Minnesota clinches with:

win

– loss AND Penn State win

Nebraska clinches with:

win AND Penn State loss

NO. 11 SEED: MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, PENN STATE

Minnesota clinches with:

loss AND Penn State loss

Nebraska clinches with:

 win AND Penn State win

loss AND Penn State loss AND Indiana win

Penn State clinches with:

win AND Nebraska loss

loss AND Nebraska loss AND Purdue win

NO. 12 SEED: NEBRASKA, PENN STATE

Nebraska clinches with:

loss AND Penn State win

– loss AND Penn State loss AND Purdue win

Penn State clinches with:

 Nebraska win

– loss AND Nebraska loss AND Indiana win

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