Saturday, May 16, 2009

Buckeyes Are Champs; Purdue Makes Tourney

(29) Ohio State's 8-6 victory over Iowa combined with Minnesota's 10-8 loss to Penn State gives the Buckeyes the Big Ten's regular season crown and the number one seed in the conference tournament. Minnesota finishes second.

Indiana fell to Michigan State this afternoon, 7-3, and comes in third place. Illinois is fourth. Purdue dropped the Illini this afternoon, 12-8. The win gives the Boilermakers the sixth seed and Michigan State remains in fifth place.

Northwestern bounced Michigan twice today. NU captured the opener, 10-6. The Wildcats took the second game, 6-5.

Here's the final standings:
1. Ohio State 18-6
2. Minnesota 17-6
3. Indiana 16-7
4. Illinois 16-8
5. Michigan State 13-11
6. Purdue 11-12
7. Michigan 9-15
8. Penn State 8-16
9. Northwestern 5-17
10. Iowa 4-19

Here's how the first two days of the conference tournament look.

Wednesday
Game 1: (4) Illinois vs. (5) Michigan State
Game 2: (3) Indiana vs. (6) Purdue

Thursday
Game 3: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 4: Highest seeded Game 1/2 Winner vs. Minnesota
Game 5: Lowest seeded Game 1/2 Winners vs. Ohio State