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Updated through Feb. 20:

Weakling Wednesday (March 13)
#12 Maryland (6-10) vs. #13 Ohio State (5-10)
#11 Penn State (6-9) vs. #14 Michigan (3-12)

2nd Round (March 14)
#8 GOPHERS (7-7) vs. #9 Rutgers (6-8)
#5 Michigan State (9-7) vs. Maryland/Ohio State winner
#7 Iowa (8-8) vs. #10 Indiana (6-8)
#6 Nebraska (8-7) vs. Penn State/Michigan winner

Quarterfinals (March 15)
#1 Purdue (12-3) vs. GOPHERS/Rutgers winner
#4 Northwestern (9-6) vs. Michigan State/Maryland/Ohio State winner
#2 Illinois (10-4) vs. Iowa/Indiana winner
#3 Wisconsin (10-6) vs. Nebraska/Penn State/Michigan winner
 
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Updated through Feb. 20:

Weakling Wednesday (March 13)
#12 Maryland (6-10) vs. #13 Ohio State (5-10)
#11 Penn State (6-9) vs. #14 Michigan (3-12)

2nd Round (March 14)
#8 GOPHERS (7-7) vs. #9 Rutgers (6-8)
#5 Michigan State (9-7) vs. Maryland/Ohio State winner
#7 Iowa (8-8) vs. #10 Indiana (6-8)
#6 Nebraska (8-7) vs. Penn State/Michigan winner

Quarterfinals (March 15)
#1 Purdue (12-3) vs. GOPHERS/Rutgers winner
#4 Northwestern (9-6) vs. Michigan State/Maryland/Ohio State winner
#2 Illinois (10-4) vs. Iowa/Indiana winner
#3 Wisconsin (10-6) vs. Nebraska/Penn State/Michigan winner

Feels like we'll be destined to finish 8th unless we can steal one on the road. Maybe can get 7th, but iowa having the tie-breaker hurts.
 

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Feels like we'll be destined to finish 8th unless we can steal one on the road. Maybe can get 7th, but iowa having the tie-breaker hurts.
I know the Gophers gave Purdue all they could handle, but I'd still prefer to avoid the Boilers as long as possible. Give me the opposite side of the bracket as the 6, 7, or 10 seed. It's not really going to matter who the Gophers play the first game. ... everyone in the middle is so bunched up and similar. A dog fight whoever it is.

Of course, this assumes Boilers hang on to the #1 seed.
 
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I know the Gophers gave Purdue all they could handle, but I'd still prefer to avoid the Boilers as long as possible. Give me the opposite side of the bracket as the 6, 7, or 10 seed. It's not really going to matter who the Gophers play the first game. ... everyone is so bunched up and similar. A dog fight whoever it is.

Of course, this assumes Boilers hang on to the #1 seed.

Yeah, I'd like to avoid them as long as possible too. Outside of them, I think we're capable of beating anybody in the conference on any given day.
 


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I know the Gophers gave Purdue all they could handle, but I'd still prefer to avoid the Boilers as long as possible. Give me the opposite side of the bracket as the 6, 7, or 10 seed. It's not really going to matter who the Gophers play the first game. ... everyone in the middle is so bunched up and similar. A dog fight whoever it is.

Of course, this assumes Boilers hang on to the #1 seed.
Agreed.
 


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Iowa has four games left with two of them against Illinois. I don’t think them finishing ahead of us is a foregone conclusion at all.

It's going to take better than 3-3 IMO. I'm guessing Iowa will finish 2-2 at worst.
 

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Looking at remaining schedules. We likely need to go 4-1 to make it out of the 8/9 seed based on tiebreakers. Such a cluster.

My guess is: We need a road win and not end in a tie with Iowa to get the 7 seed.

1. Purdue
2. Nebraska
3-6. Illinois, Northwestern, MSU, WI
7. Iowa
8. MN
9. PSU
10. Rutgers
11. Maryland
12. Indiana
13. tOSU
14. Michigan
 






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