2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Big Ten Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
2010 Tournament logo
2010 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
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
Post-Big Ten Conference
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
Big Ten Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»

The 2010 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament was played Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 14 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. All 10 games aired nationally on ESPN, ESPN2, the Big Ten Network and CBS Sports. ESPN2 carried the first two games on Thursday and the Big Ten Network aired the final game of the evening. On Friday, ESPN broadcast the first two quarterfinal games, while the Big Ten Network aired the remaining two contests. CBS Sports televised the semifinal and championship games on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The winner (Ohio State) received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Evan Turner of the champion Buckeyes, was named Tournament Most Outstanding Player. He was joined on the All-Tournament team by Ohio State teammates William Buford and David Lighty, former high school teammate Demetri McCamey of Illinois and Devoe Joseph of Minnesota.[1] Turner led Ohio State with a half court buzzer beater against Michigan and helped them to a double overtime victory against Illinois in the first two games and a championship game record total number of points in the finals.[2]

Seeds[edit]

All Big Ten schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2009–10 Big Ten Conference season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 5 teams received a first round bye.

The seeding for the tournament was as follows:

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Ohio State 14–4 24–7 2–1 vs. Pur & MSU
2 Purdue 14–4 26–4 2–2 vs. OSU & MSU
3 Michigan State 14–4 24–7 1–2 vs. OSU & Pur
4 Wisconsin 13–5 23–7
5 Illinois 10–8 18–13
6 Minnesota 9–9 17–12
7 Northwestern 7–11 19–12 2–0 vs. Mich
8 Michigan 7–11 14–16 0–2 vs. NW
9 Iowa 4–14 10–20 2–0 vs. Ind
10 Indiana 4–14 10–20 0–2 vs. Iowa
11 Penn State 3–15 11–19

Schedule[edit]

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 58–54
3 6 6:30 PM #2 Purdue vs #7 Northwestern BTN 69–61
7 9:00 PM #3 Michigan State vs #6 Minnesota BTN 72–67 (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 69–42
Championship Game – Sunday, March 14
5 10 3:30 PM #1 Ohio State vs. #6 Minnesota CBS 90–61
*Game times in ET.[3] #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
Thursday, March 11
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 12
Semifinals
Saturday, March 13
Championship
Sunday, March 14
                                     
        
  1  Ohio State (#5) 69  
    8  Michigan 68  
8  Michigan 59
9  Iowa 52  
  1  Ohio State (#5) 88(2OT)  
  5  Illinois 81  
        
        
  4  Wisconsin (#13) 54
    5  Illinois 58  
      
        
  1  Ohio State (#5) 90
  6  Minnesota 61
        
        
  2  Purdue (#6) 69
    7  Northwestern 61  
7  Northwestern 73
10  Indiana 58  
  2  Purdue (#6) 42
  6  Minnesota 69  
        
        
  3  Michigan State (#11) 67
    6  Minnesota 72(OT)  
6  Minnesota 76
11  Penn State 55  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Big Ten Tournament Team Announced". CBS Interactive. March 14, 2010. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ohio State ties Big Ten title game victory margin record in 29-point win". ESPN. March 14, 2010. Archived from the original on March 17, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball – Schedule and Results". Big Ten. Retrieved February 28, 2014.