ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi published his preseason NCAA tournament bracket projections on Thursday and seven Big Ten teams made the cut. Only the ACC has more teams (9) in Lunardi’s projected field. Michigan State and Wisconsin earned No. 3 seeds, while Indiana and Purdue are projected as No. 4 seeds.
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Maryland earned a No. 9 seed and Ohio State was given a No. 10 seed. Michigan received a No. 11 seed.