The Big Ten Tournament live TV and online schedule begins on Wednesday, March 9 as all 14 teams will battle it out for a tournament title and a shot at making the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Coming into the tourney, their is a possibility that 7 Big Ten teams could make the Big Dance. The “sure bids” should include Michigan State, Indiana, Maryland, Purdue and Iowa, while Wisconsin and Michigan have a great shot at making the tourney if they can make a deep run. TV coverage for the Big Ten Tournament will be covered by ESPN, CBS and the Big Ten Network.
The state of Indiana will be extra hyped for this years tournament not just because the games are being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, but the Hoosiers are playing some great ball! Indiana, along with the Michgan State Spartans and Maryland Terps are expected all to make a run at this years tournament title. Vegas casinos are vamping up with the on coming conference tournaments as they prep for the month long frenzy of college basketball and March Madness!
Here at Sports Odds Daily, we like Michigan State or Maryland to walk away with the crown. Below is a glance at the Big Ten Tournament schedule, start times and TV coverage. Get ready hoops fans, the Big Dance is coming!
Wednesday, March 9
Illinois (12) vs. Minnesota (13) — 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Nebraska (11) vs. Rutgers (14) — 7 p.m. ET, BTN
Thursday, March 10
Michigan (8) vs. Northwestern (9) — Noon ET, BTN
Iowa (5) vs. Illinois (12)/Minnesota (13) Winner — 2:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Ohio State (7) vs. Penn State (10) — 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Wisconsin (6) vs. Nebraska (11)/Rutgers (14) Winner — 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Friday, March 11
Indiana (1) vs. Michigan (8)/Northwestern (9) — Noon ET, ESPN
Purdue (4) vs. Iowa (5)/Illinois (12)/Minnesota (13) — 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Michigan State (2) vs. Ohio State (7)/Penn State (10) — 6:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Maryland (3) vs. Wisconsin (6)/Nebraska (11)/Rutgers (14) — 9 p.m. ET, BTN
Saturday, March 12
Semifinal 1: 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Semifinal 2: 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Sunday, March 13
Big Ten Championship – 3 p.m. ET
2016 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT ODDS (Odds Shark)
Michigan State +135