BTN.com staff, March 6, 2013
The 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is in Chicago this year. Looking for start times for all of the games? Look no further. BTN?s tournament coverage includes the first two games on Thursday and Game 7 and game 8 on Friday. Gus Johnson and Shon Morris will call each BTN game, with Stephanie White reporting from the sideline.
This year the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returns to the United Center in Chicago, the site of the inaugural event, for the first time since 2007. Throughout this season, the Big Ten has been widely regarded as the strongest conference in basketball. Through 18 weeks, the Big Ten has possessed the top spot in the AP Poll 11 times, and has had at least two teams ranked in the top-10 all season.
Game One on Thursday between No. 8 and No. 9 tips off at noon ET, with Game 2 between No. 5 and No. 12 to begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET. On Friday, Game 7 will feature the winner of No. 7 vs. No. 10 playing No. 2 at 6:30 PM ET. Game 8 will tip off at approximately 9 PM ET and feature the winner of No. 6 and No. 11 playing No. 3.
All times below are ET.
Thursday, March 14
Game 1: No. 8 Illinois vs. No. 9 Minnesota, noon, BTN/BTN2Go
Game 2: No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 12 Penn State, 2:30 p.m.*, BTN/BTN2Go
Game 3: No. 7 Purdue vs. No. 10 Nebraska, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 11 Northwestern, 9 p.m.*, ESPN2
Friday, March 15, 2013
Game 5: No. 1 Indiana vs. Game 1 Winner, noon, ESPN
Game 6: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Game 2 Winner, 2:30 p.m.*, ESPN
Game 7: No. 2 Ohio State vs. Game 3 Winner, 6:30 p.m., BTN/BTN2Go
Game 8: No. 3 Michigan State vs. Game 4 Winner, 9 p.m.*, BTN/BTN2Go
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 1:40 p.m., CBS Sports
Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 4 p.m.*, CBS Sports
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Championship Game, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports
And you can find more on the tournament in Chicago on the tournament central page at BigTen.org.
And the Big Ten Women's Tournament starts this week on Thursday, March 7.
Thursday (all times ET)
#7 Iowa vs. # 10 Northwestern 12:30 p.m., BTN
#6 Illinois vs. #11 Wisconsin 3 p.m., BTN
#8 Minnesota vs. #9 Ohio State 7 p.m., BTN
#5 Michigan vs. #12 Indiana 9:30 p.m., BTN
#2 Nebraska vs. IOWA/NU 12:30 p.m., BTN
#3 Purdue vs. ILL/WIS 3 p.m., BTN
#1 Penn State vs. MINN/OSU 7 p.m., BTN
#4 Michigan State vs. MICH/IND 9:30 p.m., BTN
Semifinal 1 5 p.m., BTN
Semifinal 2 7:30 p.m., BTN
Championship Game 4 p.m., ESPN2