2011 Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament Quick Preview: TV Schedule, Bracket, Tickets, and History

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It’s February 22nd, which means we now officially have less than a full week until March. And you know what that means. March Madness 2011 is almost upon us.

As we are every year around this time, MSF will be a one stop shop for all of the TV schedule, bracket, tickets, and history info you want or need. We’ll start with the conference tournaments and go all the way until the Final 4.

First up today is our Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament Quick Preview, which includes the TV schedule, bracket breakdown, ticket links, and a rundown of the brief history of the Big Ten Tournament.


First, the basics:

2011 Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament Info

  • Big 10 Tournament Dates: March 11-14, 2011
  • Big 10 Tournament Arena: Conseco Fieldhouse
  • Big 10 Tournament Location: Indianapolis, IN
  • Big 10 Tournament Website: 2011 Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament

2011 Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament Tickets

If you are thinking of attending the 2011 Big Ten Tournament, here are some links (and discount codes!) you can use to find the best prices on tickets:

Below is how the bracket and TV schedule will look. Follow the link for info on the seeding rules for the Big Ten Tournament.

Note: once we know which teams will be seeded where, I’ll update the table below and someone will have a more detailed preview of the matchups.

2011 Big Ten Mens Basketball Tournament Bracket and TV Schedule

Game Date Matchup Time TV
1 Thu, March 10 #8 Northwestern 75 def #9 Minnesota 65 2:30 ET ESPN2
2 Thu, March 10 #7 Michigan State 66 def #10 Iowa 61 5:00 ET ESPN2
3 Thu, March 10 #6 Penn State 61 def #11 Indiana 55 7:30 ET Big Ten Network
4 Fri, March 11 #1 Ohio State 67 def #8 Northwestern 61 12:00 ET ESPN
5 Fri, March 11 #5 Michigan 60 def #4 Illinois 55 2:30 ET ESPN
6 Fri, March 11 #7 Michigan State 74 def #2 Purdue 56 6:30 ET Big Ten Network
7 Fri, March 11 #6 Penn State 36 def #3 Wisconsin 33 9:00 ET Big Ten Network
8 Sat, March 12 #1 Ohio State 68 def #5 Michigan 61 1:40 ET CBS
9 Sat, March 12 #6 Penn State 61 def #7 Michigan State 48 4:00 ET CBS
10 Sun, March 13 Big Ten Tournament Championship Game: #1 Ohio State 71 def #6 Penn State 60 3:30 ET CBS

Here is a rundown of the results of the past Big Ten Tournaments. Remember, the Big 10 is still relatively new to the postseason tournament game.

Big Ten Tournament Past Champions, MVPs, Sites

Year Big Ten Tournament Champions Big Ten Tournament Runner-Up Score Big Ten Tournament MVP Big Ten Tournament Site
1998 Michigan Purdue 76-67 Robert Traylor United Center - Chicago
1999 Michigan State Illinois 67-50 Mateen Cleaves United Center
2000 Michigan State Illinois 76-61 Morris Peterson United Center
2001 Iowa Indiana 63-61 Reggie Evans United Center
2002 Ohio State Iowa 81-64 Boban Savovich Conseco Fieldhouse
2003 Illinois Ohio State 72-59 Brian Cook United Center
2004 Wisconsin Illinois 70-53 Devin Harris Conseco Fieldhouse
2005 Illinois Wisconsin 54-43 James Augustine United Center
2006 Iowa Ohio State 67-60 Jeff Horner Conseco Fieldhouse
2007 Ohio State Wisconsin 66-49 Mike Conley United Center
2008 Wisconsin Illinois 61-48 Marcus Landry Conseco Fieldhouse
2009 Purdue Ohio State 65-61 Robbie Hummel Conseco Fieldhouse
2010 Ohio State Minnesota 90-61 Evan Turner Conseco Fieldhouse
2011 Ohio State Penn State 71-60 Jared Sullinger Conseco Fieldhouse
2012         Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2013         United Center
2014         Bankers Life Fieldhouse
2015         United Center
2016         Bankers Life Fieldhouse


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