Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is held annually at the end of the men's college basketball regular season. The tournament has been played each year since 1998. The winner of the tournament is designated the Big Ten Tournament Champion, and receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten was one of the last NCAA Division I college basketball conferences to start a tournament. The finals of the tournament are typically held immediately before the field for the NCAA Tournament is announced, although in 2018 it was held the week before Selection Sunday.

Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Number of teams14
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumGainbridge Fieldhouse
Current locationIndianapolis, IN
Played1998–present
Last contest2022
Current championIowa (3)
Most championshipsMichigan State (6)
TV partner(s)CBS (semifinals/championship)
Big Ten Network (other rounds)
Official website[1]
Sponsors
SoFi
Host stadiums
United Center (1998–2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2019, 2023)
Gainbridge Fieldhouse (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008–12, 2014, 2016, 2020, 2022)
Verizon Center (2017)
Madison Square Garden (2018)
Lucas Oil Stadium (2021)

On seven occasions, the champion of the tournament has gone on to reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (Michigan State in 1999, 2000, and 2019, Illinois in 2005, Ohio State in 2007, Wisconsin in 2015, and Michigan in 2018). In 2000, champion Michigan State won the NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 seed has won the tournament nine times, the most of any seed. The lowest seed to win the tournament was Michigan as a No. 8 seed in 2017. Three schools have won two consecutive championships: Michigan State (1999, 2000), Ohio State (2010, 2011), and Michigan (2017, 2018).

HostEdit

The Big Ten Men's Basketball tournaments have been held at neutral sites every year. The first four tournaments were held at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Beginning in 2002, the tournament alternated between United Center and Conseco Fieldhouse (later known as Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and now as Gainbridge Fieldhouse) in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2008, the tournament began a five-year stay in Indianapolis.[1]

On June 5, 2011, the Big Ten announced that the tournament would revert to alternating between Indianapolis and Chicago. The 2013 and 2015 tournaments were played at United Center in Chicago and the 2014 and 2016 tournaments were played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.[2]

The 2017 Tournament was held at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.[3][4] The 2018 Tournament was held at Madison Square Garden in New York and held a week earlier than usual due to the Big East Tournament, ending on March 4, 2018, one week before Selection Sunday.[5][6][7] The 2019 through 2022 Tournaments returned to alternating between United Center in Chicago and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.[8] On February 9, 2021, it was announced that the 2021 edition of the tournament would be moved to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis due to health and safety protocols relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will return to Chicago in 2023.[9] On April 20, 2022, the Big Ten announced that Minneapolis will host the event in 2024 at the Target Center.[10]

Vacated resultsEdit

Due to various rulings against participating programs, some of the results of the Big Ten Tournament have been vacated or voided. Here is a compiled list of sanctions imposed that have affected the results and records of the tournament since its inception. The information in this article does not include results of the teams in which records were vacated.

  • Because of the Minnesota academic scandal, the NCAA has vacated the postseason tournament records for the Minnesota basketball team from the 1993–94 season through the 1998–99 season.[11] Minnesota had a record of 2–1 in the 1998 Tournament and went 0–1 in 1999.
  • Because of the Michigan basketball scandal, the NCAA vacated the records for the Michigan basketball team from the 1995–96 season through the 1998–99 season, including the 1998 and 1999 Big Ten Tournaments.[12] Michigan had won the Tournament championship in 1998 with a 3–0 record, and had a record of 1–1 in 1999.
  • The NCAA has vacated most NCAA records for the Ohio State basketball team from the 1998–99 season through the 2001–02 season,[13] including the 1999, 2001, and 2002 Big Ten Tournaments. Ohio State had a record of 1–1 in the 1999 Tournament, went 0–1 in 2001, and had won the championship in 2002.

Results by yearEdit

Year Champion Seed Score Runner-up Seed Most Valuable Player Site
1998 Michigan[note 1] 4 76–67 Purdue 3 Robert Traylor, Michigan[note 1] United Center, Chicago
1999 Michigan State 1 67–50 Illinois 11 Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State
2000 Michigan State 2 76–61 Illinois 4 Morris Peterson, Michigan State
2001 Iowa 6 63–61 Indiana 4 Reggie Evans, Iowa
2002 Ohio State[note 2] 2 81–64 Iowa 9 Boban Savovic, Ohio State[note 2] Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2003 Illinois 2 72–59 Ohio State 8 Brian Cook, Illinois United Center, Chicago
2004 Wisconsin 2 70–53 Illinois 1 Devin Harris, Wisconsin Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2005 Illinois 1 54–43 Wisconsin 3 James Augustine, Illinois United Center, Chicago
2006 Iowa 2 67–60 Ohio State 1 Jeff Horner, Iowa Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2007 Ohio State 1 66–49 Wisconsin 2 Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State United Center, Chicago
2008 Wisconsin 1 61–48 Illinois 10 Marcus Landry, Wisconsin Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2009 Purdue 3 65–61 Ohio State 5 Robbie Hummel, Purdue
2010 Ohio State 1 90–61 Minnesota 6 Evan Turner, Ohio State
2011 Ohio State 1 71–60 Penn State 6 Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
2012 Michigan State 1 68–64 Ohio State 3 Draymond Green, Michigan State
2013 Ohio State 2 50–43 Wisconsin 4 Aaron Craft, Ohio State United Center, Chicago
2014 Michigan State 3 69–55 Michigan 1 Branden Dawson, Michigan State Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2015 Wisconsin 1 80–69OT Michigan State 3 Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin United Center, Chicago
2016 Michigan State 2 66–62 Purdue 4 Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2017 Michigan 8 71–56 Wisconsin 2 Derrick Walton, Michigan Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
2018 Michigan 5 75–66 Purdue 3 Moritz Wagner, Michigan Madison Square Garden, New York City
2019 Michigan State 1 65–60 Michigan 3 Cassius Winston, Michigan State United Center, Chicago
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Illinois 2 91–88OT Ohio State 5 Ayo Dosunmu, Illinois Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
2022 Iowa 5 75–66 Purdue 3 Keegan Murray, Iowa Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
2023 TBD United Center, Chicago
2024 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

School recordsEdit

Through 2022 tournament

School Record Winning pct Championships Runners-up Title Years
Michigan State 34–18 .654 6 1 1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019
Ohio State 30–17[note 2] .638 4 5 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
Illinois 31–21 .596 3 4 2003, 2005, 2021
Michigan 25–20[note 1] .556 2 2 2017, 2018
Wisconsin 26–21 .553 3 4 2004, 2008, 2015
Iowa 22–21 .500 3 1 2001, 2006, 2022
Minnesota 18–22[note 3] .450 0 1
Purdue 16–23 .421 1 4 2009
Penn State 17–24 .415 0 1
Indiana 15–24 .385 0 1
Rutgers 4–7 .364 0 0
Nebraska 5–11 .313 0 0
Maryland 3–7 .300 0 0
Northwestern 10–25 .286 0 0

Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, and Rutgers have yet to make an appearance in a Big Ten Men's Basketball Championship Game.

Performance by teamEdit

Through 2022 tournament[12]

Teams (# of titles) 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020* 2021 2022
B1G (25) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (11) (12) (12) (12) (14) (14) (14) (14) (14) (14) (14) (14)
1 Michigan State (6) QF C C QF QF SF SF QF SF QF SF SF QF SF C SF C F C QF SF C QF 2R SF
2 Ohio State (5) 1R SF QF QF C F 1R QF F C QF F C C F C SF QF QF 1R QF QF 2R F 2R
3 Michigan (3) C QF 1R 1R QF QF SF 1R 1R QF QF QF QF SF SF QF F QF SF C C F 2R SF 2R
3 Wisconsin (3) QF SF SF QF QF QF C F QF F C QF QF QF SF F SF C 2R F QF SF QF QF QF
3 Illinois (3) SF F F SF SF C F C QF SF F SF SF QF 1R QF QF 2R QF 2R 1R 2R QF C QF
3 Iowa (3) QF QF QF C F 1R QF SF C QF 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R QF 2R SF C
7 Purdue (1) F 1R QF QF 1R QF 1R 1R 1R SF QF C SF QF QF 1R 1R SF F QF F QF 2R QF F
8 Indiana (0) QF QF QF F SF SF QF QF SF QF QF 1R 1R 1R QF SF 1R QF QF QF 2R 2R 2R 2R SF
8 Minnesota (0) SF 1R 1R 1R QF 1R QF SF QF 1R SF QF F 1R QF 1R QF 2R 1R SF 1R SF 2R 2R 1R
8 Penn State (0) 1R 1R SF SF 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R QF 1R F 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 2R SF 2R 2R 2R QF
11 Northwestern (0) 1R QF 1R 1R 1R QF QF QF 1R 1R 1R 1R QF QF 1R 1R QF 2R 2R SF 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R
11 Nebraska (0) 1R QF QF 1R QF 1R QF QF 1R 1R 1R
11 Maryland (0) SF SF QF 2R 2R QF QF 2R
11 Rutgers (0) 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 2R QF QF

Key

C Champion
F Runner-up
SF Semifinals
QF Quarterfinals
RR Round Number
Did not participate

*The 2020 tournament was canceled after the first round games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Records all-time by seedEdit

through 2021 tournament[12]
Seed Record Winning pct Championships Runners-up
1 38–15 .717 9 3
2 31–15[note 2] .674 7* 2
3 25–21[note 2] .543 2 7
4 16–23[note 1] .410 0* 4
5 24–22 .522 2 2
6 32–22[note 3] .593 1 2
7 20–24 .455 0 0
8 22–22[note 3] .500 1 1
9 11–24 .314 0 1
10 11–23[note 1] .324 0 1
11 12–24 .333 0 1
12 5–10 .333 0 0
13 6–8 .429 0 0
14 3–8 .273 0 0

* Does not include vacated wins by Michigan (1998) and Ohio State (2002)

Records by coachesEdit

through 2021 tournament [12]

Coach School Record Winning pct. Championships
Thad Matta Ohio State 23–9 .719 4
Bill Self Illinois 5–2 .714 1
Steve Alford Iowa 13–6 .684 2
John Beilein Michigan 21–10 .677 2
Lon Kruger Illinois 6–3 .667 0
Tom Izzo Michigan State 34–18 .654 6
Bo Ryan Wisconsin 17–11 .607 3
Bruce Weber Illinois 12–8 .600 1
Mike Davis Indiana 7–6 .538 0
Tubby Smith Minnesota 7–6 .538 0
Richard Pitino Minnesota 7–7 .500 0
Fran McCaffery Iowa 9–10 .474 1
Matt Painter Purdue 13–15 .464 1
Greg Gard Wisconsin 5–6 .455 0
Tim Miles Nebraska 5–7 .417 0
Pat Chambers Penn State 5–8 .385 0
Ed DeChellis Penn State 5–8 .385 0
Bill Carmody Northwestern 5–13 .278 0

Note: Current coaches at school in bold. Minimum of five wins.[14]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Due to NCAA sanctions, Michigan has vacated the records from the 1992 Final Four, the 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, and 1998–99 seasons. See above section Vacated results
  2. ^ a b c d e Due to NCAA sanctions, Ohio State has vacated the records of 34 games in 1998–99, 16 games in 1999–00 and the entire 2000–01 and 2001–02 seasons. See above section Vacated results
  3. ^ a b c Due to NCAA sanctions, Minnesota has vacated the records from the 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, and 1998–99 seasons. See above section Vacated results

Television coverageEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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