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Did Michigan State just earn themselves a No. 1 seed?

Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Ohio State v Michigan State

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans dunks against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Final Game of the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Conference Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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It looks like Michigan State is going to be headed to a one seed.

That’s at least what the consensus seems to be. The Spartans beat Ohio State in the final of the Big Ten Tournament, knocking off Ohio State 68-64.

So why do I think Michigan State deserves a No. 1 seed? Its simple: they won a share of the regular season title in the nation’s best conference. Then they went out and won the league’s tournament. How many teams in the league’s power conferences can boast a dual-championship like that?

Hint: just the one. Michigan State.

And that has to count for something right.