On March 1, there were 17,408 Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners shirt scenarios in which Wisconsin would head into the Big Ten tournament with the No. 1 seed. For Illinois, there were 4,096 such scenarios. On the other side of the Michigan vs. Ohio State Rivalry Jerseys standings, there were 30,720 scenarios in which Nebraska finished last. For Minnesota, there were just 2,048.
Suffice it to say, neither of the most likely scenarios happened after a wild Sunday of Big Ten basketball that left Illinois holding a share of first place in the Big Ten — and the No. 1 seed heading into the conference tournament — and Nebraska clawing its way out of the basement with a win over Wisconsin.
Nebraska and Minnesota were in a race to the bottom for much of the season, with Nebraska sitting at 8-21 heading into the final three games of the year. Over Bronx Community College Broncos clothes the last week and a half, Nebraska ripped off a three-game winning streak, including a win over Ohio State and a 74-73 upset of No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday. After that win, all ey Canisius College Go Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Jerseys lden Griffins shirt es turned to Illinois vs. Iowa, where Illinois pulled off a scrappy 74-72 victory over the Hawkeyes to pick up a share of the regular season Big Ten title.
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Although Wisconsin will go into Big Ten tournament with the No. 2 seed, it's hard to overlook the massive sense of disappointment hanging over the Badgers. To lose the No. 1 seed on the final day of the season in this manner is a tough pill to swallow, even if they do get a banner out of being Big Ten co-champions and a tournament bid. To make matters worse, Illinois manhandled Wisconsin at the beginning of February in an 80-67 win.
It's a bit of redemption for last year's Fighting Illini, who felt they had a claim to the Big Ten title that Michigan ultimately won last year amidst coronavirus pauses. “I think when it's all said and done, we will be co-champions,” current Chicago Bull Ayo Dosunmu said at the time. “We believe we're Big Ten champions.”
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The 2022 Wolverines' win over Ohio State on Sunday, in conjunction with Nebraska and Illinois' wins, resulted in another unexpected placing: Rutgers at No. 4. It's Rutgers' highest seeding since joining the Big Ten, and it's the third year in a row the Scarlet Knights have finished top-six in the conference.
Due to the final result, Nebraska will now play Northwestern on Wednesday. They lost to the Wildcats on Feb. 22. Minnesota, meanwhile, gets 11th seeded Penn State on Wednesday due to being last in the conference. Wi Florida vs. Georgia Rivalry Gear sconsin and Illinois will be off until Friday, with Illinois now getting the winner of Michigan vs. Indiana whereas Wisconsin will have the winner of Maryland vs. Michigan State.