NIT: (#3) Iowa beat (#1) Virginia, 75-64
NCAA East Region: (#1) Indiana lost to (#4) Syracuse, 61-50
NCAA West Region: (#2) Ohio State beat (#6) Arizona, 73-70
NCAA Midwest Region: (#3) Michigan State lost to (#2) Duke, 71-61
NCAA South Region: (#4) Michigan beat (#1) Kansas, 87-85 (overtime)
NCAA West Region: (#2) Ohio State lost to (#9) Wichita State, 70-66
NCAA South Region: (#4) Michigan beat (#3) Florida, 79-59
Overall, it was not a good week for the Big Ten. They went 4-3 overall: 3-3 in the NCAA Tournament, and 1-0 in the NIT. Overall, the Big Ten is now 15-6: 12-6 in the NCAA Tournament and 3-0 in the NIT.
There were a few surprises last week:
- (#1) Indiana lost to (#4) Syracuse on Thursday. Indiana was a favorite to win it all, and they were certainly expected to make it to the Final Four.
- (#4) Michigan beat (#1) Kansas on Friday. Kansas was another #1 seed with aspirations of winning it all, or at least getting to the Final Four. Nope.
- (#2) Ohio State lost to (#9) Wichita State on Saturday. Ohio State appeared to have the easiest path to the Final Four, but they came out flat vs. Wichita State.
The Upcoming Week
Of the 5 Big Ten teams that started last week in the post-season tournaments, 2 are still alive and playing this week (1 in the NCAA Tournament and 1 in the NIT):
NIT: (#3) Iowa vs. (#2) Maryland
NCAA: (South Region #4) Michigan vs. (East Region #4) Syracuse