1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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Classification Division I
Season 1998–99
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Michigan State (1st title)
Winning coach Tom Izzo (1st title)
MVP Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State)
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1998–99 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Michigan State 15 1   .938     33 5   .868
#19 Indiana 9 7   .563     23 11   .676
#18 Wisconsin 9 7   .563     22 10   .688
#21 Iowa 9 7   .563     20 10   .667
Minnesota 8 8   .500     17 11   .607
#11 Purdue 7 9   .438     21 13   .618
Northwestern 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Penn State 5 11   .313     13 14   .481
Illinois 3 13   .188     14 18   .438
#14 Ohio State** 0 1   .000     1 1   .500
Michigan* 0 11   .000     0 19   .000
1999 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan: 12 reg. season games vacated due to sanctions against the program
**Ohio State: 29 reg. season games; 5 NCAA Tourn. games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed records: Michigan-(12-19)(5-11); Ohio State-(27-9)(12-4)


The 1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 4 to March 7, 1999. The tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and won by Michigan State as they defeated Illinois in the championship game. As winner of the tournament, Michigan State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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

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. 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 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker
1 Michigan State 15–1
2 Ohio State 12–4
3 Indiana 9–7
4 Wisconsin 9–7
5 Iowa 9–7
6 Minnesota 8–8
7 Purdue 7–9
8 Northwestern 6–10
9 Penn State 5–11
10 Michigan 5–11
11 Illinois 3–13


Bracket[edit]

[1]

  Opening round
March 4
Quarterfinals
March 5
Semifinals
March 6
Championship
March 7
                                     
        
  1  Michigan State 61  
    8  Northwestern 59  
8  Northwestern 54
9  Penn State 44  
  1  Michigan State 56  
  4  Wisconsin 41  
        
        
  4  Wisconsin 74
    5  Iowa 60  
      
        
  1  Michigan State 67
  11  Illinois 50
        
        
  2  Ohio State 87
    10  Michigan 69  
7  Purdue 73
10  Michigan 79  
  2  Ohio State 77
  11  Illinois 79  
        
        
  3  Indiana 66
    11  Illinois 82  
6  Minnesota 64
11  Illinois 67  

Honors[edit]

[2]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball – All-Time Results". Big Ten. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Past Big Ten Tournament Results". SpartanTailgate.com. [dead link]