2007 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 8 and March 11, 2007 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. It was the tenth annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Ohio State who defeated Wisconsin in the championship game. As a result, Ohio State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Ohio State's second tournament championship (the prior championship has been vacated) in their fourth appearance.

2007 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2006–07
Teams11
SiteUnited Center
Chicago, Illinois
ChampionsOhio State Buckeyes (2nd title)
Winning coachThad Matta (1st title)
MVPGreg Oden (Ohio State)
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2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 15 1   .938 35 4   .897
No. 6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813 30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625 21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563 17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563 22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563 23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500 23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500 22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188 9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125 13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125 11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

SeedsEdit

All Big Ten schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season. The top five teams received a first round bye.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3 Tiebreaker 4
1 Ohio State 15–1
2 Wisconsin 13–3
3 Indiana 10–6
4 Iowa 9–7 2–1 vs Pur, Ill
5 Purdue 9–7 1–1 vs Iowa, Ill
6 Illinois 9–7 1–2 vs Pur, Iowa
7 Michigan State 8–8 1–1 vs Mich 0–2 vs OSU 1–1 vs Wisc
8 Michigan 8–8 1–1 vs MSU 0–2 vs OSU 0–1 vs Wisc
9 Minnesota 3–13
10 Northwestern 2–14 1–1 vs PSU 0–2 vs OSU 0–2 vs Wisc 0–1 vs Ind
11 Penn State 2–14 1–1 vs PSU 0–2 vs OSU 0–2 vs Wisc 0–2 vs Ind

BracketEdit

Opening round
March 8
Quarterfinals
March 9
Semifinals
March 10
Championship
March 11
            
1 Ohio State 72
8 Michigan 62
8 Michigan 49
9 Minnesota 40
1 Ohio State 63
5 Purdue 52
4 Iowa 55
5 Purdue 74
1 Ohio State 66
2 Wisconsin 49
2 Wisconsin 70
7 Michigan State 57
7 Michigan State 62
10 Northwestern 57
2 Wisconsin 53
6 Illinois 41
3 Indiana 54
6 Illinois 58OT
6 Illinois 66
11 Penn State 60

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007.

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