The Purdue Boilermakers certainly had a lot to play for last night when they traveled to Iowa City to take on the lowly Hawkeyes. Sixth ranked Purdue had won seven straight prior to facing Iowa, who had only won three Big Ten conference matchups all season.
Iowa's 67-65 victory not only prevented Purdue from a number one seed in the tournament, but it also made Ohio State sole owners of the Big Ten regular season conference title.
Ohio State has a big game looming today yet against tenth ranked Wisconsin at home, but Purdue's loss to Iowa last night means the Buckeyes can rest a little easier.
The Buckeyes have struggled of late, losing to both Wisconsin and Purdue on the road in their last six contests. The Buckeyes are still the top ranked team in the country, and are a virtual lock for a number one seed with only two losses on the season and an undefeated record at home.
The next week is going to be huge for the Buckeyes, who have been one of the most efficient shooting teams in college basketball all season long, shooting 49.5 percent from the floor.
The Buckeyes will take on Wisconsin on Sunday at 4 PM at Value City Arena against the hungry Badgers.