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What Does The Big Ten Tournament Mean For Illini And Spartans?

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Thursday marks the start of the Big Ten Tournament. For some teams it’s win or miss out on the NCAA Tournament, for others it won’t matter much.

“Illinois could lose by 40-points and they’re still in,” Tim Doyle, of the Big Ten Network, said on the Danny Mac Show. “They’re in, they beat some great teams in non-conference [games]…Michigan could use the win more than Illinois could use the win, Michigan has been playing really well as of late.

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“No team needs to win more than Michigan State. If Michigan State loses to Iowa today, they are out. I actually think Iowa is going to win that game straight up. I know Spartan fans don’t like me to begin with, but I like Iowa in that game because they won in Iowa City and then they played them pretty close for about 30-plus minutes. So that’s my game that’s my sleeper game in the Big Ten Tournament.”