The Big Ten Tournament bracket is official with the conclusion of the 2019-20 regular season on Sunday. Wisconsin, Michigan State and Maryland split the Big Ten regular season title and they, along with Illinois, get the double bye into the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon in Indianapolis.
The Michigan Wolverines finished ninth in the Big Ten and will take on Rutgers in the 8/9 game to open Thursday’s batch of games. They previously beat Rutgers in both regular season meetings with one of them already coming on a neutral court.
The 2020 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. #B1GTourney pic.twitter.com/M2mVxPb7lD— Big Ten Men's Hoops (@B1GMBBall) March 9, 2020
Here’s the full schedule of games. They will all be broadcast via Big Ten Network until Saturday when the games switch over to CBS.
Wednesday, March 11
No. 13 Northwestern vs. No. 12 Minnesota, 6 p.m.
No. 14 Nebraska vs. No. 11 Indiana, 25 minutes after previous game
Thursday, March 12
No. 9 Michigan vs. No. 8 Rutgers, 12 p.m.
Northwestern/Minnesota vs. No. 5 Iowa, 25 minutes after previous game
No. 10 Purdue vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska/Indiana vs. No. 6 Penn State, 25 minutes after previous game
Friday, March 13
Michigan/Rutgers vs. No. 1 Wisconsin, 12 p.m.
Northwestern/Minnesota/Iowa vs. No. 4 Illinois, 25 minutes after previous game
Purdue/Ohio State vs. No. 2 Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
Nebraska/Indiana/Penn State vs. No. 3 Maryland, 25 minutes after previous game
Saturday, March 14
Semifinal game No. 1, 1 p.m.
Semifinal game No. 2, 25 minutes after previous game
Sunday, March 15
Championship game, 3:30 p.m. ET
Who do you feel like has the best shot to make a run heading into the tournament this week? Get the conversation going in the comments below.