The BIG 10 conference has been as tough a conference as any in most recent history. Likely nine teams will be in the tournament. Four teams will be on the 1 & 2 seed lines come selection Sunday. This tournament will not really impact the selection process much. Maryland is the most questionable team and could use one win to get in maybe. Difficult to see any team making a surprise run to the championship.
Favorite: Michigan & Illinois
Contender: Ohio St, Purdue, Iowa
Upset candidate: Wisconsin & Michigan St
At large possibilities: Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio St, Purdue, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Michigan St, Maryland