I say the Buckeyes are a lock for the NCAA Tournament. Looking at the remaining schedules for everyone in the B1G, they should finish no worse than 7th in the league. I think 7 teams make it in, with Illinois on the outside looking in. Our basketbucks should finish 3-1 in the last 4 and go 1-1 in the B1G Tourney, posting a 23-10 overall record. The schedule is pretty favorable looking forward.
Possible scenarios for next 4 games:
4-0 #4/5 seed in B1G Tourney, #6 seed in NCAA Tourney
3-1 #7 seed in B1G Tourney, #7 seed in NCAA Tourney (most likely finish)
2-2 #7 seed in B1G Tourney, #8/9 seed in NCAA Tourney (second most likely finish)
1-3 #7 seed in B1G Tourney, #10 seed in NCAA Tourney
0-4 #8 seed in B1G Tourney, #10/11 seed in NCAA Tourney
These projections utilize the thinking that Iowa will go 3-1 in their last 4 regular season games. Their schedule is more favorable than ours, and they beat us twice. Again, I took into account all remaining schedules for the logjam of teams in the middle of the Big Ten.