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NCAA Bracket 2011: The Big Ten Gets Seven Teams

March madness is officially here, and SBNation has you covered with a copy of the printable bracket that also includes a list of SBNation sites for all the schools in the Big Dance. The Big Ten got seven teams into the Big Dance, including No. 1 overall seed Ohio State.

  • Ohio State is the No. 1 seed in the East Region and will open play against either Texas-San Antonio or Alabama State in Cleveland on Friday
  • Purdue earned the No. 3 seed in the Southwest Region and will open against St. Peter's in Chicago on Friday.
  • Wisconsin is the No. 4 seed in the Southeast region and will open against Belmont in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
  • Michigan earned the No. 8 seed in the West Region and will open in Charlotte on Friday.
  • Illinois is the No. 9 seed in the Southwest Region and will face UNLV in Tulsa on Friday.
  • Michigan State is the No. 10 seed in the Southeast Region and will play 11-time NCAA champs UCLA and will play in Tampa on Thursday.
  • Penn State is the final team from the Big Ten and is making its first appearance in 10 years. They will play Temple as the No. 10 seed in the West Region. They open in Tucson on Thursday.