2004 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2004 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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Classification Division I
Season 2003–04
Teams 11
Site Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Champions Wisconsin (1st title)
Winning coach Bo Ryan (1st title)
MVP Devin Harris (Wisconsin)
← 2003
2005 →
2003–04 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#13 Illinois 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
#10 Wisconsin 12 4   .750     25 7   .781
Michigan State 12 4   .750     18 12   .600
Iowa 9 7   .563     16 13   .552
Michigan 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
Northwestern 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Purdue 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Indiana 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
Ohio State 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
Minnesota 3 13   .188     12 18   .400
Penn State 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2004 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2004 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 11 and March 14, 2004 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The championship was won by Wisconsin who defeated Illinois in the championship game. As a result, Wisconsin received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Wisconsin's first win in their first appearance in the championship game. It also marked the first time in tournament history that the top two seeds appeared in the championship game.

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

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 11
Quarterfinals
March 12
Semifinals
March 13
Championship
March 14
                                     
        
  1  Illinois 71  
    8  Indiana 59  
8  Indiana 83
9  Ohio State 69  
  1  Illinois 74  
  5  Michigan 60  
        
        
  4  Iowa 70
    5  Michigan 79  
      
        
  1  Illinois 53
  2  Wisconsin 70
        
        
  2  Wisconsin 66
    10  Minnesota 52  
7  Purdue 52
10  Minnesota 63  
  2  Wisconsin 68
  3  Michigan State 66  
        
        
  3  Michigan State 68
    6  Northwestern 55  
6  Northwestern 57
11  Penn State 52  

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Honors[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

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