2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2007 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2006–07
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Ohio State Buckeyes (2nd title)
Winning coach Thad Matta (1st title)
MVP Greg Oden (Ohio State)
Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournaments
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2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 15 1   .938     35 4   .897
#6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500     23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125     13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 8 and March 11, 2007 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the tournament, thus receiving the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

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.

Seed School Conference Overall
1 Ohio State 15–1 27–3
2 Wisconsin 13–3 27–4
3 Indiana 10–6 20–9
4 Iowa 9–7 17–13
5 Purdue 9–7 20–10
6 Illinois 9–7 21–10
7 Michigan State 8–8 21–10
8 Michigan 8–8 20–11
9 Minnesota 3–13 9–21
10 Northwestern 2–14 13–17
11 Penn State 2–14 11–18

Tiebreakers[edit]

  • Iowa, Purdue, Illinois for seeds #4, #5, #6, respectively: based on winning percentages against each other. Iowa was 2–1, Purdue 1–1, and Illinois 1–2.
  • Michigan State over Michigan for #7 seed: Michigan State and Michigan each won one of the two games played head-to-head, and each lost two games against regular season champion Ohio State. Michigan State won tiebreaker by virtue of a better record against #2 seed Wisconsin (Michigan State vs Wisconsin, 1–1; Michigan vs Wisconsin, 0–1).
  • Northwestern over Penn State for the #10 seed: both teams had identical records in head-to-head games (1–1); vs. #1 seed, Ohio State (0–2); and #2 seed, Wisconsin (0–2). Northwestern won tiebreaker by virtue of a better record against #3 seed Indiana (Northwestern vs Indiana, 0–1; Penn State vs Indiana, 0–2).

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 8
Quarterfinals
March 9
Semifinals
March 10
Championship
March 11
                                     
        
  1  Ohio St. 72  
    8  Michigan 62  
8  Michigan 49
9  Minnesota 40  
  1  Ohio St. 63  
  5  Purdue 52  
        
        
  4  Iowa 55
    5  Purdue 74  
      
        
  1  Ohio State 66
  2  Wisconsin 49
        
        
  2  Wisconsin 70
    7  Michigan St. 57  
7  Michigan St. 62
10  Northwestern 57  
  2  Wisconsin 53
  6  Illinois 41  
        
        
  3  Indiana 54
    6  Illinois 58OT  
6  Illinois 66
11  Penn St. 60  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007. 

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