The 23rd ranked Illinois Fighting Illini edged #18 Iowa, 78-76 Sunday night at State Farm Center in Champaign.  It was senior night for the Fighting Illini.  With the win, the Illini finish as the 4 seed in the Big Ten tourney - Iowa gets the 5 seed.          

 

#23 Illinois (21-10) 13-7, Big Ten

#18 Iowa (20-11) 11-9, Big Ten

 

Big Ten hoops this weekend >>

 

SUN

#23 Illinois def. #18 Iowa, 78-76 

Minnesota def. Nebraska, 107-75

#9 Maryland def. #25 Michigan, 83-70  

#16 Michigan State def. #18 Ohio State, 80-69

 

 

SAT

#24 Wisconsin def. Indiana, 60-56 

Rutgers def. Purdue, 71-68  (OT)

Northwestern def. #20 Penn State, 80-69

 

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Big Ten standings >> (top 9 teams)

Maryland -- 14-6

Michigan State - 14-6

Wisconsin -- 14-6

Illinois -- 13-7

Iowa -- 11-9

Ohio State - 11-9

Penn State - 11-9

Rutgers - 11-9

Michigan - 10-10

 

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Big Ten tournament starts on Wednesday.  

Top 4 seeds receive a double-bye and will begin play on Friday: 

1) Wisconsin 

2) Michigan State 

3) Maryland 

4) Illinois 

 

5) Iowa

6) Penn State 

7) Ohio State 

8) Rutgers 

9) Michigan 

10) Purdue