Big Ten basketball teams exposed for frauds in March Madness

After Illinois failed to advance against Loyola-Chicago, the Big Ten now has four teams knocked out of the tournament before the Sweet 16. 

The 2021 edition of March Madness has not been kind to the Big Ten conference; in fact, it’s an embarrassment, and eyebrows have certainly been raised.

After Sister Jean worked her magic for the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers against a 1-seed in Illinois, the Big Ten has now lost four teams before the Sweet 16. The most notable being Ohio State falling as a 2-seed to a 15-seed in the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

As the host team, Purdue failed to escape the Mean Green of North Texas and Michigan State blew an 11-point halftime lead to UCLA in the First Four.

The Big 10 is running out of teams left in the tournament, and it’s not good.

At the start of the NCAA Tournament, nine teams were selected from the Big Ten to participate in March Madness. And now, four have gone before the end of the second round.

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines still have the best chance to reach the Final Four. Meanwhile, while seeded low, Maryland and Rutgers have pulled off upsets that have the potential to help them keep a tournament run moving. Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Badgers, although a 9-seed, can return the favor of knocking off a 1-seed if they were to defeat Baylor.

The Big Ten does have talented players to compete in an NCAA Tournament. So far, however, it’s the lower-ranked schools that have delivered a big statement against one of college basketball’s more reputable conferences.

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