staff, March 13, 2013

BTN delivers team coverage of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Thursday-Sunday from Chicago's United Center and continues through the NCAA Tournament selection announcement on Sunday. For all tournament games, senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart), web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina), and Big Ten Geeks blogger Josh Reed (@bigtengeeks) will be court side delivering insights and analysis on and via Twitter.

We invite you to track them as well as other BTN experts and Big Ten fans on BTN Connect where you can also find tweet maps by school, fan photos, and live scores. Check out the rest of this post for the entire BTN/BTN2Go/ tournament coverage plan.

BTN TV coverage: Gus Johnson and Shon Morris are calling all four BTN games. But before that, catch "The Big Ten Men?s Basketball Tournament Preview Show" at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday and then "The Big Ten Tip-Off Show" at 11:30 a.m. ET before the first game. Stay with us all weekend for the deepest coverage of this event. Read more details here.

Press conferences: All postgame press conferences from the United Center will be available for free via the Big Ten Digital Network. Click here to watch them live online after each game or use this menu of links below to go straight to your event:


Game 1: Post-Game Press Conferences – 2 p.m. ET
Game 2: Post-Game Press Conferences – 4:30 p.m. ET
Game 3: Post-Game Press Conferences – 8:30 p.m. ET
Game 4: Post-Game Press Conferences – 11 p.m. ET


Game 5: Post-Game Press Conferences – 2 p.m. ET
Game 6: Post-Game Press Conferences – 4:30 p.m. ET
Game 7: Post-Game Press Conferences – 8:30 p.m. ET
Game 8: Post-Game Press Conferences – 11 p.m. ET


Semifinals 1: Post-Game Press Conferences – 3:40 p.m. ET
Semifinals 2: Post-Game Press Conferences – 6:10 p.m. ET


Championship: Post-Game Press Conferences – 5:30 p.m. ET

BTN2Go: Get familiar with our multi-platform app before Thursday and Friday so you can watch the BTN TV games  and shows live from any number of devices including your phones and tablets. Get caught up on BTN2Go here. posts: Any news update relating to the tournament will flow into our 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament section. Bookmark it and find all of our work there. Our popular tournament scoreboard section with scores and stats is here.

Where's the tourney bracket? Look below! It's also over here.

I just want the full TV schedule: OK, you got it.

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

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