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March Madness 2011 Bracket Shakers: Big Ten Big Upsets

Yesterday was a crazy day for the March Madness 2011 Bracket thanks to big upsets in the Big Ten Conference tournament. Purdue fresh off of a loss to Iowa to end the regular season got smacked by a hungry Michigan State squad trying to prove they belonged in the March Madness 2011 Bracket, final score 74 to 56. Purdue had beaten MSU both times during the regular season but the Spartans showed once again that their program knows how to win in March. What does this do for the bracket, we think Michigan State is now a lock with four wins over ranked opponents and frankly some of the conference tournament play showing the second tier of the Big Ten was pretty good this year. For Purdue they were knocking on the door of a 1 seed just last week and now they are looking at a 3 and possibly a four.

The other Big Ten shaker yesterday to the March Madness 2011 bracket was when the custodians installed invisible guards on the baskets for the Wisconsin vs Penn State tilt and the Badgers lost 33 to 36. The Badgers didn't come to play as they found themselves down 0-14 before they even scored a point deep into the first half. The Badgers shot 2 for 21 from 3 point range which you would think is almost impossible considering they are a solid three point shooting team. Despite all of their offensive problems they played solid defense and Taylor took a game winning shot which clanged on the second to last possession and another game tying three which clanged it was just that sort of game and one heck of an ugly loss. What does this game do to the March Madness 2011 bracket, well Penn State would need to get to the tournament finals to even be on the bubble for the bracket and for Wisconsin will still probably a solid squad their national perception has plummeted after the OSU loss and now this so they might be all the way down to a 5 or 6 seed but should be a 4 seed.  Speaking of the Buckeyes if you didn't here about it somehow they needed overtime to sneak by mighty Northwestern so there was something upset special in the air in Indianapolis. We told March Madness 2011 is the year of the upset.

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