Mar 14, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Tracy Abrams (right) passes the ball away from Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins in the second half during the first round of the Big Ten tournament at the United Center. Illinois won 51-49. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Gophers will make the tournament for just the third time in Tubby Smith’s era as head coach, but Minnesota will have to wait until Sunday evening to find out their seeding for the NCAA Tournament.
According to the popular consensus, Minnesota will likely be a nine or 10 seed. The Gophers are also likely to be the seventh and final team from the Big Ten to make the tourney.
Despite a loss to Wisconsin in yesterday’s Big Ten semifinal, Indiana is still a popular bet to take a No. 1 seed. Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State should be joining the Hoosiers as teams with Top-5 seedings.
The Wisconsin Badgers and Illinois Fighting Illini should also break into the tournament — both teams are expected to seed higher than the Gophers.
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