Big Ten Tournament 2014, Day 1: How to watch, TV schedule, odds

Wisconsin's off today, awaiting the winner of Minnesota and Penn State. So sit back, relax and enjoy our open thread for today's hoopage.

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Thursday's TV schedule

GAME TIME NETWORK
Illinois vs. Indiana 11 a.m. BTN/BTN2GO
Ohio State vs. Purdue 1:30 p.m. (approx.) BTN/BTN2GO
Minnesota vs. Penn State 5:30 p.m. ESPN2/WatchESPN
Iowa vs. Northwestern 8 p.m. (approx) ESPN2/WatchESPN

Projections

SEED TEAM QUARTERS SEMIS FINALS CHAMP
1 Michigan 100% 76% 47% 27%
2 Wisconsin 100% 74% 41% 23%
3 Michigan State 100% 56% 29% 15%
4 Nebraska 100% 39% 14% 5%
5 Ohio State 83% 56% 29% 15%
6 Iowa 86% 42% 21% 10%
7 Minnesota 58% 17% 6% 2%
8 Indiana 50% 12% 4% 1%
9 Illinois 50% 12% 4% 1%
10 Penn State 42% 9% 3% 1.%
11 Northwestern 14% 2% 0.3% 0.04%
12 Purdue 17% 5% 1% 0.1%

Every year, Ken Pomeroy uses his team ratings to run simulations of every conference tournament. Since Michigan has all but wrapped up the regular-season title (jinx!), I thought I'd jump the gun and see what the future holds for the Big Ten tournament, based on current Kenpom ratings and current conference standings.

The result? Mayhem.

Odds, per Bovada

TEAM ODDS
Michigan State 5/2
Wisconsin 3/1
Michigan 3/1
Iowa 9/2
Ohio State 5/1
Nebraska 16/1
Indiana 20/1
Minnesota 33/1
Illinois 50/1
Purdue 200/1
Penn State 200/1
Northwestern 500/1

Links you might like

Big Ten Tournament primer: Schedule, Bart's projections and Wisconsin's record vs. conference teams

Big Ten Tournament odds: Wisconsin the second favorite at 3/1

All-Big Ten awards: Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes highlight six Badgers honored

Final regular-season polls: Badgers fall out of top 10

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