A season after I correctly picked Ohio State over Penn State in the Big Ten championship game prior to last season's Big Ten tournament -- the Buckeyes weren’t a stretch, the Talor Battle-led Nittany Lions were -- I’m back again to try and ferret out another successful Big Ten tournament bracket.
Having success last year means this year, well, it means nothing.
Especially because this season, with three teams sharing the regular season title and almost every team in the league competitive, it will be harder than ever. It is also why it is easy to see how going chalk this season could be a big mistake.
Here’s my take on the first 12-team Big Ten tournament in league history, one which will almost assuredly have some wild twists and turns.