Selection Sunday Topics: BTT Final and Selection Predictions

Selection Sunday is one of the biggest sports days of the year. It's kind of an odd day, as the most important part of it isn't a sporting event, isn't just people on TV talking about upcoming games. It's fun to make predictions about things that happen on Selection Sunday, so some of our writers made some predictions.

Prediction #1: BTT Winner

apy5000: Michigan State
Although the Buckeyes are playing as well as they have all season, Michigan State is built to defend Jared Sullinger. The Spartans have size at forward with Draymond Green, Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne. On the other side of the ball, Ohio State does not have a man who can guard Green one-on-one.

babaoreally: Ohio State
I like what I've seen from the Buckeyes in the BTT so far. Evan Ravenel has played well lately, and I think he will help balance out Michigan State's size inside. They're both pretty good teams that seem to be peaking in the right month.

OBrienSchofieldismyHero: Ohio State
OSU wins a close one 57-56. The Spartans get a chance at the victory, only for William Buford to crush their hopes and dreams.

StegerWithSwagg: Michigan State
Michigan State and Ohio State both dominated their opponents in the semis, but Draymond Green struggled for the Spartans. He rarely has two poor games in a row, so I expect him to lead the charge for the Sparty victory.

BT Hoops: Michigan State
Both teams come in sizzling from the semifinals, but I think the defensive presence of the Spartans inside will be enough to stop Jared Sullinger and earn the Spartans their first Big Ten Tournament Championship since 2000.

David P Funk: Ohio State
The loss of Branden weakens the rebounding advantage that MSU has coming in. Also, OSU has been playing very well in the tournament.

More predictions after the jump.

Prediction #2: B1G Teams in the Tourney

apy5000
Ohio State - 2 seed
Michigan State - 2 seed
Michigan - 3 seed
Wisconsin - 4 seed
Indiana - 4 seed
Purdue - 7 seed

babaoreally
Ohio State - 2 seed
Michigan State - 2 seed
Michigan - 3 seed
Wisconsin - 4 seed
Indiana - 5 seed
Purdue - 10 seed

OBrienSchofieldismyHero
Ohio State - top 2 seed
Michigan State - third 2 seed
Michigan - third 3 seed
Wisconsin - second 4 seed
Indiana - third 4 seed
Purdue - first 8 seed

StegerWithSwagg
Michigan State - 2 seed
Ohio State - 2 seed
Michigan - 4 seed
Wisconsin - 4 seed
Indiana - 5 seed
Purdue - 9 seed

BT Hoops
Michigan State - 2 seed
Ohio State - 2 seed
Michigan - 3 seed
Wisconsin - 4 seed
Indiana - 4 seed
Purdue - 10 seed

David P Funk
Ohio State - 1 seed
Michigan State - 2 seed
Michigan - 4 seed
Wisconsin - 4 seed
Indiana - 5 seed
Purdue - 8 seed

Prediction #3: Number One Seeds

apy5000: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Missouri

babaoreally: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Kansas

StegerWithSwagg: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Missouri

BT Hoops: Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina, Missouri

What do you think? Do these predictions seem reasonable?

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