The Big Ten tournament is back to its original site, as Michigan knocked off Purdue in the inaugural Big Ten tournament coming in 1998 as Robert "Tractor" Traylor was named tournament MVP.
Unlike 1998, there will be four games played on Thursday of the tournament, with the fifth through 12th seeds needing wins to advance to Friday's quarterfinals.
Three of the eight teams playing Thursday should be seen playing in March Madness, one is squarely on the bubble, while the other four would need a string of four straight wins to become tournament eligible.
With plenty on the line, I for one and extremely excited to be in attendance for Thursday's games, even if the top four teams in the B1G won't be taking the court.
Here's a look at what I expect to see on Thursday. Check back again to see my predictions and thoughts for games as the tournament continues.