BTN.com staff, May 21, 2016
The Big Ten released the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday, with Minnesota securing the top seed after finishing the Big Ten season with a 16-7 conference record.
The tournament will feature an eight-team field and will be held May 25-29 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
The tournament?s double-elimination format will culminate with a single championship game on Sunday, with the winner earning the tournament title and the conference?s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. All eight teams will begin play in one of two brackets, with the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 seeds appearing in one bracket and the No. 2, No. 3, No. 6 and No. 7 seeds appearing in the other bracket.
The tournament begins with four contests on Wednesday and Thursday and two games slated for Friday. Saturday will feature the winners of each bracket facing the remaining one-loss team from the opposite bracket in the semifinals. As many as four games are scheduled for Saturday, with the opportunity for two if necessary games to be played to determine Sunday?s championship game participants.
BTN will air every game of the Big Ten Tournament. The B1G Diamond Report will air following the last game of the day on Friday and Saturday, while This Week in the Big Ten will wrap up the tournament following the championship game on Sunday night. On-site interviews with a winning player and coach can also be seen immediately following every game of the tournament.
Check out the complete 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket.