BTN Presents Coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN Presents Coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins tonight and includes 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and digital and social initiatives to bring fans closer to the action in Madison Square Garden.

Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Rick Pizzo and Jon Crispin will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be included.

On Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET BTN Live: B1G Basketball Tournament Preview will debut. Pizzo and analysts Shon Morris and Gary Williams will discuss key matchups and players as all 14 Big Ten teams take their first step towards March Madness.

Studio coverage will continue before and after games all week, including seven live shows on Thursday and Friday, and features Dave Revsine, Mike Hall and Pizzo rotating as hosts along with analysts Andy Katz, Crispin, Morris, Robbie Hummel, Stephen Bardo and Mike DeCourcy. A complete listing of on-air talent for game broadcasts can be found HERE.

BTN’s digital content during the men’s basketball tournament, including live on-site broadcasts and interviews with Andy Katz via @BigTenNetwork on Twitter, behind-the-scenes Periscope streams and additional branded content will be presented by Libman. The BTN Instagram account will feature the photography of both Fred Daniels and Anthony Geathers, including game action and shots from iconic scenes in and around New York City. Tournament sponsor SoFi will also present several animated digital shorts throughout the week featuring Big Ten coaches and students.

The Journey, BTN’s Emmy-nominated original series, will be at the Garden to capture behind-the-scenes footage throughout the tournament. The one-hour season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2018 will debut at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 7.

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Presented by SoFi begins on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Madison Square Garden with the first 10 games airing live on BTN, BTN2Go and Fox Sports GO. The daily schedule is listed below (all times Eastern). Please note, times are all approximate. All programming is also available to be streamed

Monday

BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show 5:00 PM

Tuesday

BTN Live: B1G Basketball Tournament Preview 5:00 PM

Wednesday

B1G Tip-Off Show 5:00 PM
No. 13 Illinois vs. No. 12 Iowa 5:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 7:30 PM
No. 11 Minnesota vs. No. 14 Rutgers 8:00 PM
The B1G Show 10:00 PM

Thursday

B1G Tip-Off Show 11:30 AM
No. 8  Maryland vs. No. 9 Wisconsin Noon
B1G Basketball Game Break 2:00 PM
No. 5 Michigan vs. Game 1 winner 2:30 PM
The B1G Show 4:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 5:00 PM
B1G Tip-Off Show 6:00 PM
No. 7 Penn State vs No. 10 Northwestern 6:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 8:30 PM
No. 6 Indiana  vs. Game 2 winner 9:00 PM
The B1G Show 11:00 PM

Friday

B1G Tip-Off Show 11:30 AM
No. 1 Michigan State vs. Game 3 winner Noon
B1G Basketball Game Break 2:00 PM
No. 4 Nebraska vs. Game 4 winner 2:30 PM
The B1G Show 4:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 5:00 PM
B1G Tip-Off Show 6:00 PM
No. 2 Ohio State vs. Game 5 winner 6:30 PM
B1G Basketball Game Break 8:30 PM
No. 3 Purdue vs. Game 6 winner 9:00 PM
The B1G Show 11:00 PM
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Today
8:00 PMMurray St. at IllinoisWatch
Tomorrow
8:00 PMCoppin State at MinnesotaWatch
8:00 PMChicago St. at WisconsinWatch
Saturday Dec 15
11:00 AMMorgan St. at MichiganWatch
2:00 PME. Tennessee St. at IllinoisWatch
3:00 PMMercyhurst at Ohio St.Watch
7:00 PMUSA Hockey Under 18 at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMSIUE at IllinoisWatch

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