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2018 Big Ten Tournament Day 2 Open Thread

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If we’re doing this we might as well watch it.

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It is day 2 of the Big Ten Tournament and for many, it feels like the tournament as a whole gets going today. Sure, yesterday had Iowa beating Illinois and Rutgers beating Minnesota, but these new Wednesday games are virtually meaningless. No team that has had to play on Wednesday has made the semifinals yet and only a couple have even survived until Friday. Losing Illinois and Minnesota at this stage is no huge loss, either. Illinois struggled all year and Minnesota completed the stunning fall from “potential top four seed” in early December to “Won’t even make the NIT”.

Today we have four games, all on Big Ten Network:

Maryland vs. Wisconsin - Noon

Michigan vs. Iowa - 2:30pm

Penn State vs, Northwestern - 6:30pm

Rutgers vs. Indiana - 9pm

Let’s make this your home for the day. it is not a particularly interesting slate of games, but at least we will find out tomorrow’s opponent.