Indiana’s shocking home loss to Ohio State only prolongs the drama in the B1G. By the end of tomorrow, there could be as many as four teams claiming the regular season title…or Indiana could win it outright.
Thanks to Miami’s loss to Georgia Tech earlier this week, Duke now has the inside track on a top seed and, possibly, a share of the ACC title. But that’s relying on a weak Clemson team beating Miami (not gonna happen) and the Dukies winning on the (Tobacco) Road at Carolina (could happen).
A B1G Mess
By virtue of losing to Ohio State, Indiana jeopardizes what has been a mostly magical season. A loss at Michigan Sunday afternoon could be a crushing blow to the Hoosiers. If the Wolverines win, they move into the driver’s seat and would be the likely top seed in the Midwest. Indiana could still earn a top seed, but they’d need to win a few games in the conference tournament.
Who’s No. 1?
Should the Hoosiers pull off the win at A2, they’d all but cement the No. 1 seed in the Midwest and possibly move ahead of lame duck Gonzaga. And Indiana loss and a win over Carolina would probably move Duke to No. 1 in both the East Region as well as the overall rankings.
If both Indiana and Duke lose this weekend and Kansas wins today, the Jayhawks would have a claim to No. 1 in the nation and the No. 1 seed in the South Region.
Syracuse at Georgetown, noon EST—Both teams need this to stay in the hunt. Hoyas stay in the top-seed race with a win.
* Duke at UNC, 9 p.m. EST —Heels poised to play spoiler this year.
Game of the Season
Indiana at Michigan, Sunday, 4 p.m. EST—Don’t be surprised if this is the second of three or, possibly, four meetings between these two programs this year. No question, this one is for more than the B1G title. It’s for the No. 1 seed in the Midwest.