The race to the top of the Big Ten is heating up with three teams entering the final weekend of conference play tied for first with 15 wins. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue were all tied atop the standings heading into Saturday. The winner of the Michigan-Michigan State game will secure the No. 1 seed for the Big Ten tournament thanks to tiebreakers.
The Big Ten tournament starts on Wednesday, March 13 and concludes on Sunday, March 17. Michigan State hosts Michigan in one of the biggest college basketball matchups of the weekend with the Big Ten regular season title on the line. Michigan State assistant coach Dane Fife believes the regular season title has importance.
“No question, I think (the Big Ten regular-season title) still has tremendous value,” Fife explained to the Lansing State Journal. “I think it has more value just because it’s grueling. It’s stressful and it’s spread out over time. The Big Ten tournament, a team can get hot and roll.”
Here’s a look at the Big Ten tournament schedule and bracket based on the current standings.
Big Ten Tournament Schedule 2019
Here’s a look at the Big Ten tournament schedule based on the current standings. We will be updating this page as Big Ten games go final.
|Wed., March 13||13 Nebraska vs. 12 Rutgers||6:30 p.m BTN|
|Wed., March 13||14 Northwestern vs. 11 Illinois||9 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||9 Indiana vs. 8 Ohio St.||12:30 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||TBD vs. 5 Maryland||25 min. after Game 3 BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||10 Penn St. vs. 7 Minnesota||7 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||TBD vs. 6 Iowa||25 min. after Game 3 BTN|
|Fri., March 15||TBD vs. 1 Michigan St.||12:30 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||TBD vs. 4 Wisconsin||25 min. after Game 7 BTN|
|Fri., March 15||TBD vs. 2 Purdue||7 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||TBD vs. 3 Michigan||25 min. after Game 9 BTN|
|Sat., March 16||Semifinals||1 p.m. CBS|
|Sat., March 16||Semifinals||3:30 p.m. CBS|
|Sun., March 17||Championship||3:30 p.m. CBS|
Big Ten Tournament Bracket 2019
Here’s a look at the Big Ten tournament schedule and seeding based on the current standings. We will continue to update this as Big Ten games are completed.
|FIRST ROUND||SECOND ROUND||QUARTERFINALS||SEMIFINALS||CHAMPIONSHIP|
|1 Michigan St.|
|8 Ohio State|
|13 Nebraska||4 Wisconsin|
|10 Penn St.|
|14 Northwestern||3 Michigan|
|11 Penn St.|