Big Ten Tournament Bracket 2014 projections and schedule

Jamie Sabau

Who's playing who in the 2014 Big Ten basketball tournament?

That's a wrap for the final day of Big Ten regular season basketball for 2013-2014 – and what a ride it was. The conference was ranked amongst the top ones in the nation on KenPom all season long and produced a number of college basketball's best (and most exciting) games in the past calendar year.

We now know all the matchups for the 2014 Big Ten Tournament. Check out who's taking on who below:

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No. 1 seed – Michigan

John Beilein and the champion Wolverines tip off Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The only things still up in the air is whether the game will air on ESPN or ESPN2 (TBD) and who they'll play.

Opponent: Michigan gets the winner of Indiana/Illinois.

No. 2 seed – Wisconsin

Wisconsin clinches the two seed with Ohio State's win over MSU, 69-67.

Opponent: Wisconsin will get the winner of Minnesota/Penn State.

No. 3 seed – Michigan State

Sparty's loss at the hands of the Buckeyes clinches them the third seed.

Opponent: Michigan State gets the winner of Iowa/Northwestern.

No. 4 seed – Nebraska

Nebraska beat Wisconsin to claim a bye and the four seed.

Opponent: Nebraska faces the winner of Ohio State/Purdue.

No. 5 seed – Ohio State

Though Ohio State took care of business against Michigan State, Nebraska's win against Wisconsin makes the Buckeyes the five. Their conference tournament opening game is expected to tip off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday and be broadcast on Big Ten Network.

Opponent: Purdue.

No. 6 seed – Iowa

Ohio State's win this afternoon locks the Hawkeyes into the six slot.

Opponent: Northwestern.

No. 7 seed – Minnesota

Minnesota's dominant win over Penn State Sunday evening ensures a rematch in the first round Thursday night.

Opponent: Penn State.

No. 8 seed – Indiana

Indiana gets the 8 after Minnesota blew out PSU, 81-63.

Opponent: Illinois.

No. 9 seed – Illinois

The aforementioned dominos land the Illini with the 9 seed.

Opponent: Indiana.

No. 10 seed – Penn State

Our only other set in stone spot belongs to Pat Chambers' Nittany Lions. They open play Thursday night in Indianapolis at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Opponent: Minnesota.

No. 11 seed – Northwestern

The Wildcats' win over Purdue means they'll open their 2014 Big Ten Tournament during the late game Thursday night, likely tipping off around 9:00 p.m. ET.

Opponent: Iowa.

No. 12 seed – Purdue

Purdue's loss means the Boilermakers finish 12th in the conference for the first time ever. The Boilermakers will open against the five seed around 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday.

Opponent: Ohio State.

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