2010 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

The 2010 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament was played between March 11 through March 14 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the 12th annual Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Ohio State who defeated Minnesota in the championship game. As a result, Ohio State received the Big Ten’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Ohio State’s third tournament championship (one prior championship has been vacated).

2010 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 200910
Teams 11
Site Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Champions Ohio State(3rd title)
Winning coach Thad Matta(2nd title)
MVP Evan Turner(Ohio State)
Television BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS
 2009
2011 

2009–10 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
No. 5 Ohio State 14 4   .778 29 8   .784
No. 10 Purdue 14 4   .778 29 6   .829
No. 13 Michigan State 14 4   .778 28 9   .757
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722 24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556 21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500 21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389 20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389 15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222 10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222 10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167 11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

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All Big Ten schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season. The top five teams received a first round bye.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Ohio State 14–4 2–1 vs Pur, MSU
2 Purdue 14–4 2–2 vs OSU, MSU
3 Michigan State 14–4 1–2 vs OSU, Pur
4 Wisconsin 13–5
5 Illinois 10–8
6 Minnesota 9–9
7 Northwestern 7–11 2–0 vs Mich
8 Michigan 7–11 0–2 vs NW
9 Iowa 4–14 2–0 vs Ind
10 Indiana 4–14 0–2 vs Iowa
11 Penn State 3–15
Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
Opening round – Thursday, March 11
1 1 2:30 PM #8 Michigan vs #9 Iowa ESPN2 59–52
2 5:00 PM #7 Northwestern vs #10 Indiana ESPN2 73–58
3 8:30 PM #6 Minnesota vs #11 Penn State BTN 76–55
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 12
2 4 12:00 PM #1 Ohio State vs #8 Michigan ESPN 69–68
5 2:30 PM #4 Wisconsin vs #5 Illinois ESPN 54–58
3 6 6:30 PM #2 Purdue vs #7 Northwestern BTN 69–61
7 9:00 PM #3 Michigan State vs #6 Minnesota BTN 67–72 (OT)
Semifinals – Saturday, March 13
4 8 1:40 PM #1 Ohio State vs. #5 Illinois CBS 88–81 (2OT)
9 4:05 PM #2 Purdue vs. #6 Minnesota CBS 42–69
Championship Game – Sunday, March 14
5 10 3:30 PM #1 Ohio State vs. #6 Minnesota CBS 90–61
*Game times in ET.[1] #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

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