Big Ten Tournament bracket set; IU and Northwestern set for rematch in first round

By Jordan Cohen
Published Mar 7, 2010 8:58 pm

With Michigan State's victory against Michigan on Sunday afternoon, the Wolverines locked themselves in as the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

This solidified Northwestern as the No. 7 team, pitting the Wildcats versus the No. 10 Hoosiers in the first round of the tournament on Thursday. IU beat Northwestern 88-80 in OT on Saturday at Assembly Hall.

Thursday's games:

Game 1 (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2): Michigan (8) vs. Iowa (9) ; winner plays Ohio State (1)

Game 2 (25 mins after 1, ESPN2): Northwestern (7) vs. IU (10); winner plays Purdue (2)

Game 3 (7:30 p.m., BTN): Minnesota (6) vs. Penn State (11); winner plays Michigan State (3)

(Wisconsin and Illinois are seeded fourth and fifth, respectively, and will play on Friday in the quarterfinals)

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