2014 Big Ten Tournament: 5 Things To Watch

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Mar 8, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5) dunks in the second half against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 84-80. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Rebuilding Indiana Has the Toughest Tournment Road

The Indiana Hooisers (17-14, 7-11 Big Ten) have had a tough season.  After losing Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo to the NBA Draft. Tom Creen has been forced to rebuild on the fly in one of the Nations toughest basketball conferences.

Indiana comes into the 2014 Big Ten Tournament as a #8 seed and has the toughest road to the finals.  The Hoosiers have to face Illinois in the first round and Illini have shown they can play with anyone in the Big Ten.  In fact Illinois (18-13, 7-11 Big Ten) has knocked off 3 top 25 team this season with two of those wins coming against Michigan State and Iowa over the last few weeks. If they get past Illinois the Hoosier have to face the #1 seeded Michigan Wolverines.

But don’t count the Hoosiers out just yet. Indiana has  also pulled their fair share of upsets this season.  They defeated the #3 Wisconsin Badgers on Jan 14th as well as impressive wins over Iowa and Ohio State down the stretch.