With three weeks left 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. 7 Michigan State (11-3, 1-2 Big Ten) visits No. 6 Ohio State (9-3, 1-1) while Iowa (3-9, 0-3) heads east to Indiana (7-5, 0-3) for a 3:30 p.m. ET start. Other Friday matchups include Northwestern visiting No. 12 Michigan with the winner having the inside track to the No. 1 seed in next month's Big Ten Tournament.
Four matches decorate Sunday's schedule, including two non-conference matchups. At Noon ET, Villanova will face Indiana and Iowa visits No. 10 Louisville, then Michigan State hosts Northwestern. At 1 p.m. ET, No. 11 Penn State (9-3. 3-1) travels to Ohio State in the day's second conference tilt.