After a pretty wild Thursday, the Big Ten Tournament bracket is all set for Friday's quarterfinal round.
Indiana (1) vs. Michigan (8), Noon ET, ESPN
Purdue (4) vs. Illinois (12), 2:30 p.m. ET (estimated), ESPN
Michigan State (2) vs. Ohio State (7), 6:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network
Maryland (3) vs. Nebraska (11), 9 p.m. ET (estimated), Big Ten Network
Quickly looking at the matchups, you have to think Maryland and Purdue are loving today's upsets. While both Nebraska and Illinois played well and deserved their victories, it's unlikely that both continue to play the role of victorious underdog on Friday. Both teams will be playing their third game in three days, while Maryland and Purdue have both been off since the weekend.
That said, those who hate Iowa and Wisconsin owe both Illinois and Nebraska a hearty thank you for knocking both of those schools out early and giving both of the hated fanbases something to be cranky about. In the other matchups, I'd have to say Indiana and Michigan State are the likely winners. A chalk semi-finals bracket is looking likely right now.
Here's the fully updated bracket: