There might not be much drama for the Big Ten on Selection Sunday. The conference tournament wrapped up a week before the NCAA Tournament bracket is set to be revealed, and it doesn’t look like either of the Big Ten’s bubble teams (Penn State and Nebraska) will hear their names when the field is announced.
The Big Ten will likely to send just four teams to the NCAA Tournament: Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State. And even the bracket experts are agreeing on what seeds those teams will earn and where they’ll start the NCAA Tournament.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi and CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm — the country’s top Bracketologists — had a consensus of seeding and first-round locations for Big Ten teams in their updated bracket projections on Saturday morning. Lunardi and Palm had some different matchups for the teams, but here’s how they see the Big Ten faring on Selection Sunday:
|Team||Seed||Location||Lunardi opponent||Palm opponent|
|Purdue||2||Detroit||UC Davis||UC Irvine|
|Ohio State||5||San Diego||New Mexico State||Vermont|
There are still plenty of games to be played between Saturday morning and 6 p.m. ET Sunday evening when the brackets are released, but there should not be much movement for the Big Ten.