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Ohio State Men's Hoops Enters '14 B1G Tourney at No.5 Seed; Michigan Earns No. 1 Seed
Posted on: 03/10/2014
By  Justin Bradley
Columbus, OH - Ohio State enters the 2014 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 5 seed and will face No. 12 seed Purdue in the opening round of action at 2:30 PM on Thursday.
 
     Ohio State's arch-nemesis Michigan, whose 13-5 conference record earned the Wolverines their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986, will enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed.  The Wolverines will open play at noon on Friday.
 
    Ohio State (23-8, 10-8 B1G)  swept its two-game series against Purdue  (15-16, 5-13 B1G) in conference play, outscoring the Boilermakers by a combined 145-118 in those two meetings. 
 
     Six different programs have won the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State has claimed four official titles, including three of the last four years. Michigan State has won the tournament on three occasions, including the last time the event was held in Indianapolis in 2012. Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin have each won the championship twice, and Purdue has won the tournament once.
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