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
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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
|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|
|2014||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
|2016||Bankers Life Fieldhouse|
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