2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 13 and 16, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the eleventh annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Wisconsin who defeated Illinois in the championship game. As a result, Wisconsin received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Wisconsin's second tournament championship in four appearances.

2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2007–08
Teams11
SiteConseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (2nd title)
Winning coachBo Ryan (2nd title)
MVPMarcus Landry (Wisconsin)
TelevisionBTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS
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2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 6 Wisconsin 16 2   .889 31 5   .861
No. 20 Purdue 15 3   .833 25 9   .735
Indiana 14 4   .778 25 8   .758
No. 18 Michigan State 12 6   .667 27 9   .750
Ohio State 10 8   .556 24 13   .649
Minnesota 8 10   .444 20 14   .588
Penn State 7 11   .389 15 16   .484
Iowa 6 12   .333 13 19   .406
Illinois 5 13   .278 16 19   .457
Michigan 5 13   .278 10 22   .313
Northwestern 1 17   .056 8 22   .267
2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; 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 Wisconsin 16–2
2 Purdue 15–3
3 Indiana 14–4
4 Michigan State 12–6
5 Ohio State 10–8
6 Minnesota 8–10
7 Penn State 7–11
8 Iowa 6–12
9 Michigan 5–13 1–1 vs Ill 0–2 vs Wisc 0–2 vs Pur 0–1 vs Ind
10 Illinois 5–13 1–1 vs Mich 0–2 vs Wisc 0–2 vs Pur 0–2 vs Ind
11 Northwestern 1–17

BracketEdit

Opening round
March 13
Quarterfinals
March 14
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 16
            
1 #8 Wisconsin 51
9 Michigan 34
8 Iowa 47
9 Michigan 55
1 #8 Wisconsin 65
4 #19 Michigan State 63
4 #19 Michigan State 67
5 Ohio State 60
1 #8 Wisconsin 61
10 Illinois 48
2 #17 Purdue 67
10 Illinois 74
7 Penn State 63
10 Illinois 64
10 Illinois 54
6 Minnesota 50
3 #22 Indiana 58
6 Minnesota 59
6 Minnesota 55
11 Northwestern 52

Source[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Tournament Bracket". Big Ten CSTV. March 10, 2008. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008.

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