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The 2019 Big Ten Tournament: Our Predictions

It is a big week for Indiana as they travel to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament.  While the annual event has been no friend of IU since it began in 1998, it will be critical for the Hoosiers to pick up at least a win or two if they want to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive.

Indiana will take their 12-21 all-time record in the tournament to the United Center in Chicago’s near west side.  While the games begin on Wednesday, the Hoosiers earned a first round bye and will tip-off on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern against Ohio State.

With every team in the league ranked No. 78 or better according to KenPom, this promises to be one of the most competitive editions of the tournament ever.

Never daunted, we took a shot at predicting the outcome of each contest.

Below are our predictions for every game of the 2019 Big Ten men’s basketball tournament:

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Via Big Ten. All game time shown are Central Time.

WEDNESDAY

Rutgers 64  Nebraska 58

Illinois 72  Northwestern 60

THURSDAY

Indiana 68  Ohio State 64

Maryland 65  Rutgers 63

Penn State 72  Minnesota 62

Illinois 84  Iowa 81

FRIDAY

Michigan State 72  Indiana 67

Wisconsin 65  Maryland 64

Purdue 74  Penn State 70

Michigan 80  Illinois 67

SATURDAY

Michigan State 68  Wisconsin 59

Michigan 71  Purdue 64

SUNDAY

Michigan 68  Michigan State 66


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