2001 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2001 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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Classification Division I
Season 2000–01
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Iowa (1st title)
Winning coach Steve Alford (1st title)
MVP Reggie Evans (Iowa)
← 2000
2002 →
2000–01 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Illinois 13 3   .813     27 8   .771
#3 Michigan State 13 3   .813     28 5   .848
#20 Indiana 10 6   .625     21 13   .618
#25 Wisconsin 9 7   .563     18 11   .621
#24 Iowa 7 9   .438     23 12   .657
Penn State 7 9   .438     21 12   .636
Purdue 6 10   .375     17 15   .531
Minnesota 5 11   .313     18 14   .563
Michigan 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Northwestern 3 13   .188     11 19   .367
Ohio State* 0 0       0 0  
2001 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ohio State: 30 reg. season games; 1 NCAA Tourn. game vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed record: Ohio State-(20-11)(11-5)


The 2001 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 7 to March 10, 2001. The tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and won by Iowa as they defeated Indiana in the championship game. As winner of the tournament, Iowa 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 3rd Tiebreaker
1 Illinois 13–3 1–0 vs MSU
2 Michigan State 13–3 0–1 vs Ill
3 Ohio State 11–5
4 Indiana 10–6
5 Wisconsin 9–7
6 Iowa 7–9 1–1 vs PSU 1–1 vs Ill 0–1 vs MSU
7 Penn State 7–9 1–1 vs Iowa 1–1 vs Ill 0–2 vs MSU
8 Purdue 6–10
9 Minnesota 5–11
10 Michigan 4–12
11 Northwestern 3–13

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 7
Quarterfinals
March 8
Semifinals
March 9
Championship
March 10
                                     
        
  1  Illinois 83  
    8  Purdue 66  
8  Purdue 91
9  Minnesota 77  
  1  Illinois 56  
  4  Indiana 58  
        
        
  4  Indiana 64
    5  Wisconsin 52  
      
        
  4  Indiana 61
  6  Iowa 63
        
        
  2  Michigan State 63
    7  Penn State 65  
7  Penn State 82
10  Michigan 80  
  7  Penn State 74
  6  Iowa 94  
        
        
  3  Ohio State 66
    6  Iowa 75  
6  Iowa 72
11  Northwestern 55  

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References[edit]

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