Heading into the second-to-last weekend of regular season action, the race for the Big Ten regular season championship nears its climax as the top two teams in the conference face off to highlight a trio of Big Ten matchups Friday afternoon.
In a 3 p.m. ET contest, No. 15 Ohio State (11-7, 3-1 Big Ten) visits No. 8 Michigan State (12-3, 3-0) with the winner having the inside track to the No. 1 seed in next month's Big Ten Tournament. That match will also be televised in tape delay by the Big Ten Network at 6 p.m. ET on Monday. Other Friday matchups include Penn State (5-10, 1-3) at No. 20 Indiana (9-5, 2-2) at 3 p.m. ET and Iowa (2-3, 5-9) at No. 19 Northwestern (12-5, 1-3) at 4 p.m. ET.
After one non-conference game Saturday, featuring Penn State against Pacific in a neutral site match in Bloomington, Ind., four matches decorate Sunday's schedule, including three non-conference matchups. At Noon ET, Pacific will face Indiana and No. 14 Louisville visits Iowa, then at 1 p.m. ET, No. 13 Duke travels to No. 15 Ohio State. Michigan (7-9, 2-2) travels to in-state rival Michigan State in the day's only conference tilt. That match will also be aired by the Big Ten Network in tape delay at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.