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Big Ten Tournament 2012 Championship Game Prediction: Michigan State Or Ohio State?

BT Powerhouse makes its predictions on the likely outcome of the Big Ten Championship game Sunday afternoon between Michigan State and Ohio State. There are three picks for each team. Here's one writer on why Michigan State should win:

Although the Buckeyes are playing as well as they have all season, Michigan State is built to defend Jared Sullinger. The Spartans have size at forward with Draymond Green, Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne. On the other side of the ball, Ohio State does not have a man who can guard Green one-on-one.

And here's another on why OSU should be the victor.

I like what I've seen from the Buckeyes in the BTT so far. Evan Ravenel has played well lately, and I think he will help balance out Michigan State's size inside. They're both pretty good teams that seem to be peaking in the right month.

The post also features predictions about where Big Ten teams will end up being seeded in the NCAA Tournament. Most of the writers think Ohio State and Michigan State will be No. 2 seeds, with Michigan ending up a No. 3 and Wisconsin a No. 4. The authors say that Indiana will likely end up somewhere around a No. 4 or No. 5, while Purdue will be around a No. 9.

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