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B1G Tournament Bracket | Our B1G Awards | Revisiting Our B1G Predictions

Regular season play has concluded for Big Ten men’s basketball.  Below we take a look at the Big Ten tournament bracket which begins on Wednesday, our picks for the various conference awards, and we revisit our conference standings predictions.

Indiana opens Big Ten tournament play on Thursday and will meet the winner of Rutgers and Minnesota.  A victory on Thursday would set up a Friday rematch with Purdue.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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CONFERENCE AWARD PICKS

BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR

Chris Holtmann, Ohio State

BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Jaren Jackson, Michigan State

ALL BIG TEN FIRST TEAM

  • Miles Bridges, Michigan State
  • Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State
  • Ethan Happ, Wisconsin
  • Juwan Morgan, Indiana
  • Carsen Edwards, Purdue

ALL BIG TEN SECOND TEAM

  • Tony Carr, Penn State
  • James Palmer, Nebraska
  • Jordan Murphy, Minnesota
  • Cassius Winston, Michigan State
  • Isaac Haas, Purdue

ALL BIG TEN THIRD TEAM

  • Nate Mason, Minnesota
  • Jae’Sean Tate, Ohio State
  • Jaren Jackson, Michigan State
  • Robert Johnson, Indiana
  • Anthony Cowan, Maryland

REVISITING OUR CONFERENCE STANDINGS PREDICTIONS

While we nailed a fairly predictable top of the Big Ten ten conference, we were also way off on a few teams including Nebraska, Ohio State, Northwestern and Minnesota.  The Gophers were decimated by injuries and would have almost certainly finished much better.  We don’t think anyone saw Nebraska finishing that well.  We certainly underestimated the Buckeyes and overestimated Northwestern.

We did pretty well with the middle to bottom of the conference.  Rutgers is always a reliable pick for last.

 

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