2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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Classification Division I
Season 1999–00
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Michigan State (2nd title)
Winning coach Tom Izzo (2nd title)
MVP Morris Peterson (Michigan State)
Television ESPN Plus, ESPN2, CBS
← 1999
2001 →
1999–2000 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Michigan State 13 3   .813     32 7   .821
No. 25 Purdue 12 4   .750     24 10   .706
No. 21 Illinois 11 5   .688     22 10   .688
No. 22 Indiana 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Wisconsin 8 8   .500     22 14   .611
Iowa 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
Michigan 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Penn State 5 11   .313     19 16   .543
Minnesota 4 12   .250     12 16   .429
Northwestern 0 16   .000     5 25   .167
No. 8 Ohio State* 5 1   .833     11 3   .786
2000 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ohio State: 14 reg. season games; 2 NCAA Tourn. games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed record: Ohio State (23–7) (13–3)


The 2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 9 to March 12, 2000. The tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and won by Michigan State as they defeated Illinois for the second consecutive year 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, Ohio State has vacated the records from this 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. 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 Ohio State 13–3 1–1 vs MSU 1–0 vs Pur
2 Michigan State 13–3 1–1 vs OSU 0–1 vs Pur
3 Purdue 12–4
4 Illinois 11–5
5 Indiana 10–6
6 Wisconsin 8–8
7 Iowa 6–10 1–1 vs Mich 1–0 vs OSU
8 Michigan 6–10 1–1 vs Iowa 0–1 vs OSU
9 Penn State 5–11
10 Minnesota 4–12
11 Northwestern 0–16

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 11
Championship
March 12
                                     
        
  1  Ohio State 66  
    9  Penn State 71  
8  Michigan 66
9  Penn State 76  
  9  Penn State 84  
  4  Illinois 94  
        
        
  4  Illinois 72
    5  Indiana 69  
      
        
  4  Illinois 61
  2  Michigan State 76
        
        
  2  Michigan State 75
    7  Iowa 65  
7  Iowa 81
10  Minnesota 78  
  2  Michigan State 55
  6  Wisconsin 46  
        
        
  3  Purdue 66
    6  Wisconsin 78  
6  Wisconsin 51
11  Northwestern 41  

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Television[edit]

Network Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s) Sideline reporter(s)
ESPN Plus (Northwestern–Wisconsin, opening round; Iowa–Michigan State, quarterfinals)
ESPN2 (Wisconsin–Purdue, quarterfinals)
CBS (semifinals and championship game)
Wayne Larrivee
Dave Barnett
Jim Nantz
Greg Kelser
Quinn Buckner
Billy Packer

Local Radio[edit]

Seed Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
2 Michigan State WJIM–AM/WJIM-FM (Michigan State) Mark Champion Gus Ganakas
6 Wisconsin WIBA–AM/WOLX-FM (Wisconsin) Matt Lepay Mike Lucas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball – All-Time Results". Big Ten. Retrieved February 28, 2014.