Big Ten Tournament 2016 News and Updates
1/18/16 - Last year, it was the high-powered Wisconsin Badgers claiming victory in the Big Ten Basketball Tournament. With a conference mark of just 2-4 and overall record of 10-9 in 2016, it looks like the program will have a tougher time repeating; such is the effect of losing your top talent to the NBA draft. At present, it’s the Indiana Hoosiers leading the pack, undefeated in six conference games and 16-3 on the season. The Iowa Hawkeyes and Maryland Terrapins fill out the top three, but with a month of basketball between now and tourney time, it’s anyone’s guess where the chips will fall. Pick up your Big Ten tournament seats today, starting at $373 for all sessions!
3/10/15 - The 2015 Big Ten Tournament tips off in Chicago at the United Center tomorrow, featuring two games: Nebraska vs Penn State and Minnesota vs Rutgers. Top seeds Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue play on Thursday. Wisconsin has a chance to move up to a No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament if they win the Big Ten Tournament. Big Ten Tournament tickets are priced from $2-$8 to get in on the early round basketball action. Big Ten Tournament championship tickets start at $18.
3/5/15 - March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year. Every game is completely unpredictable and these tournaments are known for big upsets. The Big Ten Basketball Tournament is no exception to this and will definitely provide some incredible game playing this year. See some of your favorite teams show off their skill, teamwork and hustle in the live action starting March 11. Currently Wisconsin is running away with the number one ranking, followed by Maryland and Ohio State. There are some tough competitors in this tournament and every team is competing for the big championship, chance to advance to the NCAA tournament and the lucky task of cutting down the net. Get your tickets today starting at $133 a piece.
2/13/15 - Wisconsin is currently in the lead of the Big Ten, followed by Maryland and Ohio State. There are a few games left in the regular season before the teams enter the Big Ten Basketball Tournament. There is still time for some of the teams to change their standings for a better seed in the tournament roster. This season is the first with the expanded 14 teams, with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers, which also alters the setup for the tournament. It will take place at the United Center in Chicago from March 11 to the 15. The first round opens with a game between the 13 and 12 seed, followed by a game between the 14 and 11 seed. Tickets are on sale for individual games (starting at $4) and the whole Big Ten basketball tournament (starting at $264)
The duo of Michigan teams are dominating the Big Ten standings which could result in a projected heated rivalry Championship game in the Big Ten Tournament this year! At 8-1 in the Conference, Michigan and Michigan State are two games ahead of third place Iowa and are currently in the Top 10 in the AP Poll.
Like many of the major Conferences, the Big Ten tournament includes four rounds of basketball – first (March 13), quarterfinals (March 14), semifinals (March 15), and finals (March 16) – the difference is the first round of the Big Ten Tournament consist of two sessions (four games) due to the greater number of teams in the Conference (12). Seeds 1-4 will have a bye and play their first tournament game Friday. Excitement is heightened under the one-and-done format which leaves no room for error. Will we see an upset in the quarter or semifinal rounds? Will an underdog take the title and earn an unexpected bid to the NCAA Tournament? Don’t miss College basketball’s best compete to keep their 2014 dreams alive!
All-Session tickets for the Big Ten Tournament range from $279 - $2888; with the cheapest Big Ten Tournament All-Session ticket you can see eleven games for an average of $25. Good deals on Big Ten tickets for the tournament are also available for single sessions. The Semifinal round, Session 5, has tickets from $118 which will get you admission to two games. Championship game tickets (session 6) range from $41 - $1992.