Will Michigan State really contend with Ohio State? An early indication will be their Jan. 9 meeting.
The Big Ten's image has taken a big hit the past couple of seasons as its teams have struggled in the NCAA tournament. But with a handful of players back from injury, and a slew of new coaches, the league might be back on track.
Though the front-runners in both the SEC and Big Ten tournaments are no surprise, the conference tournaments remain very compelling as teams get one last chance to prove they deserve an NCAA bid.