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Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekend

March 1, 2014

Michigan Clinches Bye in Big Ten Tournament:
With Indiana's win over Iowa and Penn State's victory over Ohio State on Thursday,
first-place Michigan earned a bye in the opening round of the 2014 Big Ten Men's
Basketball Tournament. With a victory over Illinois on Saturday, Michigan State
would also earn a bye in the first round of the event...

Big Ten Title Chase:
Michigan (12-3) remained alone atop the Big Ten standings with an overtime win at
Purdue on Wednesday...

Piling Through the Turnstiles:
With less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, the Big Ten is on pace to
record the conference's highest average attendance figure since at least 1971-72...

RPI Tidbits:
The latest version of the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) was released on
Friday, and the Big Ten was well-represented with seven teams rated among the top
51. Wisconsin led the way at No. 5, followed by No. 11 Michigan, No. 15 Michigan
State, No. 21 Ohio State, No. 36 Iowa, No. 44 Minnesota and No. 51 Nebraska...

Craft Closing in on Big Ten Steals Record:
Ohio State's Aaron Craft enters Sunday's game at Indiana with 321 career steals,
just four thefts shy of becoming the Big Ten career steals leader...

Wisconsin Eyes Seventh Straight Win Sunday:
Wisconsin extended its Big Ten winning streak to six games with its victory over
Indiana, marking the longest active winning streak in conference play...

Filling it Up:
Big Ten teams have posted 91 games with at least 80 points this season, including
two outputs over 90 points during midweek games this week...

Sheehey's 30 Points Lifts Indiana Past Iowa:
Indiana's Will Sheehey poured in 30 points in the Hoosiers' win over Iowa on
Thursday, becoming the eighth Big Ten player this season to score at least 30 points
in a single game...

Sellout Announced for Big Ten Tournament:
For the second consecutive year, the conference office announced that the Big Ten
Men's Basketball Tournament is officially sold out...

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