After sharing the Big Ten regular-season title, Penn State and Northwestern earned the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively, in the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston, Ill., with opening-round matchups on Wednesday, semifinal games on Friday and the championship match on Sunday.
[RELATED: View the official tournament bracket (PDF)]
The Nittany Lions and Wildcats both ended the season with 3-1-2 conference records, with Penn State owning the head-to-head tiebreaker to earn the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye. The tournament winner will earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship.
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For the first time, BTN will provide full coverage of the tournament, as the quarterfinals will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network, while the semifinals and finals will be available on both BTN/BTN2Go.
|Wed., November 7 (All times ET)
|2:00 pm||Game 1 #4 Indiana vs. #5 Michigan State||Gametracker | Watch on the Big Ten Digital Network|
|4:30 pm||Game 2 #3 Michigan vs. #6 Wisconsin||Gametracker | Watch on the Big Ten Digital Network|
|7:00 pm||Game 3 #2 Northwestern vs. #7 Ohio State||Gametracker | Watch on the Big Ten Digital Network|
|Friday, November 9|
|1:00 pm||#1 Penn State vs. Winner Game 1*||Gametracker | Watch on BTN/BTN2Go|
|3:30 pm||#2/#7 Winner vs. #3/#6 Winner*||Gametracker | Watch on BTN/BTN2Go|
|Sunday, November 11|
|1:00 pm||Championship Match*||Gametracker | Watch on BTN/BTN2Go|