Last weekend was a thrilling one in Big Ten play. Fans got to enjoy plenty of marquee matchups and some tricky road trips as well. There’s still plenty left to go, but fans have to be excited about where things sit in the league.
As such, here’s a look at the current bracket following Sunday’s results with schedule and TV information included.
(Bracket last updated at 9:17 p.m. on February 11, 2018.)
2018 Big Ten Tournament Bracket:
To start, It’s always important to note how close things are in the standings right now. The top three teams are separated by one game and four through six are separated by two games. Simply put, every result for the top six teams will have huge implications on how the Big Ten Tournament bracket looks right now.
Moving on from that point, one thing that’s incredible to see is where Purdue sits after a frustrating performance last week. The Boilermakers were in position to grab the one seed, but now find themselves at the three seed with the potential of a really tough first matchup. Penn State is surging and few teams will want to face them right now.
It’s also interesting to see how challenging things are on the bottom half of the bracket. Statistically speaking, Michigan State and Purdue are the best teams in the league and Indiana and Penn State are two teams who have been playing really good basketball over the last few weeks. Getting out of that group looks like a mess right now.
The battle for the byes also remains intense. Wisconsin is only up one game on Iowa and Minnesota and the Illini aren’t too far back either. Seeing who ends up as the 10 seed out of that group should be really intriguing.