College Basketbal Big Ten Conference Contenders Updated: February 2019
Big Ten Conference Predictions:
Purdue (22-2, 11-0) is unbeaten in conference play and Ohio State (19-5, 10-1) is surprisingly right on the Boilermakers heels. Michigan State (21-3, 9-2) is a tournament lock despite all the negative publicity the school’s athletic programs have been receiving in relation to the Larry Nassar case.
After the top three, the pickings are slim. Nebraska (17-8, 8-4) is having its best season in a long time but doesn’t have a marquee win. Michigan (18-6, 7-4) did beat Michigan State and lost to Purdue by one and four points, but the Wolverines might be too inconsistent to wind up with an at-large bid.