1998 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1998 Big Ten Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
 
 
Classification Division I
Season 1997–98
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Michigan (Vacated) (1st title)
Winning coach Brian Ellerbe (1st title)
MVP Robert Traylor Michigan
Post-Big Ten Conference
tournament(s)
1998 NIT, 1998 NCAA
Big Ten Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1997  1999»

The 1998 Big Ten tournament was the inaugural tournament for the conference and was played from March 5 to March 8, 1998. The tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago, and won by the Michigan Wolverines.

Due to NCAA sanctions, Michigan has vacated the records from this tournament. Similarly, Minnesota's appearance in this tournament was voided.

Seeds[edit]

All Big Ten schools play in the tournament. Teams are seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.

1998–1999 Big Ten Conference Standings[1]
Team Conference record Overall
W L GB W L
Michigan State 13 3 - 20 6
Illinois 13 3 - 21 8
Purdue 12 4 1 24 6
Michigan 11 5 2 21 8
Iowa 9 7 4 20 9
Indiana 9 7 4 18 10
Penn State 8 8 5 15 11
Minnesota 6 10 7 13 14
Northwestern 3 13 10 10 16
Wisconsin 3 13 10 11 18
Ohio State 1 15 12 8 21

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 5
Quarterfinals
March 6
Semifinals
March 7
Championship
March 8
                                     
        
  1  Michigan State 73  
    8  Minnesota 76  
8  Minnesota 64
9  Northwestern 56  
  8  Minnesota 69  
  4  Michigan 85  
        
        
  4  Michigan 77
    5  Iowa 66  
      
        
  4  Michigan 76
  3  Purdue 67
        
        
  2  Illinois 66
    10  Wisconsin 61  
7  Penn State 51
10  Wisconsin 52  
  2  Illinois 47
  3  Purdue 68  
        
        
  3  Purdue 76
    6  Indiana 71  
6  Indiana 78
11  Ohio State 71  

Source:[2]

Awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Robert Traylor, Michigan
Jerod Ward, Michigan
Quincy Lewis, Minnesota
Brad Miller, Purdue
Mike Robinson, Purdue

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

Robert Traylor, Michigan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final 1997-98 Men's Big Ten Basketball Standings". Toledo Blade. March 1, 1998. p. 24. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball – All-Time Results". Big Ten. Retrieved February 28, 2014.