The Big Ten tournament bracket is loaded with five teams ranked in the top 25. The conference could have as many as eight teams in the March Madness field.
Michigan State and Purdue shared the regular season Big Ten title. The Spartans are the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament thanks to tiebreakers. Michigan State is expected to get big man Nick Ward back for this week’s tournament.
“I do expect Nick to play,” Michigan State head coach Izzo explained to CBS Sports. “How much? I don’t know. I’m 99 percent sure he’s going to play unless there’s a setback…He’s not gonna be in as good a shape, but he has been running and working out; it’s just different than playing,” Izzo said of Ward and how they plan to bring him back. “That will be interesting to see today. Then it’s how they pad [Ward’s hand] and how it works, and he’s had some opportunity to look at it.”
Michigan is hoping Charles Matthews will be able to play during the conference tournament. The Wolverines are looking to bounce back after their rivalry loss to close out the season.
“He practiced yesterday and he went the full practice,” Michigan coach John Beilein explained to the Detroit Free Press. “We’ll wait and see what he can do today. Not certainly at 100 percent, but he hasn’t been able to go a full practice yet (until yesterday).”
Here’s a look at the current Big Ten bracket and schedule. We will be updating this as tournament games go final.
Big Ten Tournament Schedule & Scores
Here’s a look at the Big Ten tournament schedule and scores will updated as games go final.
|Wed., March 13||13 Nebraska 68 vs. 12 Rutgers 61 F||6:30 p.m BTN|
|Wed., March 13||14 Northwestern 69 vs. 11 Illinois 74 F||9 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||9 Indiana 75 vs. 8 Ohio St. 79 F||12:30 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||13 Nebraska 69 vs. 5 Maryland 61 F||2:55 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||10 Penn St. 72 vs. 7 Minnesota 77 F||7 p.m. BTN|
|Thurs., March 14||11 Illinois vs. 6 Iowa 83 F||9:25 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||8 Ohio State 70 vs. 1 Michigan St. 77 F||12:30 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||13 Nebraska 62 vs. 4 Wisconsin 66 F||2:55 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||7 Minnesota 75 vs. 2 Purdue 73 F||7 p.m. BTN|
|Fri., March 15||6 Iowa 53 vs. 3 Michigan 74 F||9:25 p.m. BTN|
|Sat., March 16||No. 8 Ohio St. 70 vs. No. 1 Michigan St. 77 F||1 p.m. CBS|
|Sat., March 16||No. 6 Iowa 53 vs. No. 3 Michigan 74 F||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. We will continue to update this as Big Ten games are completed.
|FIRST ROUND||SECOND ROUND||QUARTERFINALS||SEMIFINALS||CHAMPIONSHIP|
|8 Ohio State|
|9 Indiana||1 Michigan St.|
|1 Michigan St.|
|8 Ohio State|
|13 Nebraska||4 Wisconsin|
|13 Nebraska||13 Nebraska|
|4 Wisconsin||1 Michigan St.|
|12 Rutgers||5 Maryland||3 Michigan|
|10 Penn St.||7 Minnesota|
|14 Northwestern||3 Michigan|
|11 Illinois||6 Iowa|