Big Ten Tournament 2017: Bracket, Start Date & Full Schedule

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The Big Ten may be in the midst of a down year compared to its usual number of national championship contenders and Top-10 teams, but the conference is still extremely deep and full of parity.

While No. 17 Purdue has established itself as the top team, it’s an absolute jumbled mess below the Boilermakers with seven more likely NCAA tournament teams and another two on the bubble, all of whom are capable of making a run through the conference tournament.

Even without a real national powerhouse, that will make for an exhilarating five days at the Verizon Center next week.

Here’s a look at the tournament picture:


2017 Bracket & Seeds

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1. Purdue (14-4)
2. Wisconsin (12-6)
3. Maryland (12-6)
4. Minnesota (11-7)
5. Michigan State (10-8)
6. Northwestern (10-8)
7. Iowa (10-8)
8. Michigan (10-8)
9. Illinois (8-10)
10. Indiana (7-11)
11. Ohio State (7-11)
12. Nebraska (6-12)
13. Penn State (6-12)
14. Rutgers (3-15)


2017 Tournament Schedule

Note: All times ET

Wednesday, March 8

Game 1: Penn State vs. Nebraska, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2

Game 2: Rutgers vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m., BTN


Thursday, March 9

Game 3: Illinois vs. Michigan, Noon, BTN

Game 4: Game 1 winner vs. Michigan State, 2:30 p.m., BTN

Game 5: Indiana vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

Game 6: Game 2 winner vs. Northwestern, 9 p.m., ESPN2


Friday, March 10

Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Purdue, Noon, ESPN

Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Minnesota, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m., BTN

Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Maryland, 9 p.m., BTN


Saturday, March 11

Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 1 p.m., CBS Sports

Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports


Sunday, March 12

Championship: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 3 p.m., CBS Sports


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