2005 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2005 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2005 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2004–05
Teams 11
Site United Center
Chicago, Illinois
Champions Illinois Fighting Illini (2nd title)
Winning coach Bruce Weber (1st title)
MVP James Augustine (Illinois)
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2004–05 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Illinois 15 1   .938     37 2   .949
No. 15 Michigan State 13 3   .813     26 6   .813
No. 20 Wisconsin 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Indiana 10 6   .625     15 14   .517
Minnesota 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Ohio State 8 8   .500     20 12   .625
Iowa 7 9   .438     21 12   .636
Northwestern 6 10   .375     15 16   .484
Michigan 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Purdue 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
Penn State 1 15   .063     7 23   .233
2005 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 15, 2005; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2005 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 9 and March 12, 2005 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. This was the eighth annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Illinois who defeated Wisconsin in the championship game. As a result, Illinois received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked the second tournament championship for Illinois in their fifth championship game appearance.

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

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 10
Quarterfinals
March 11
Semifinals
March 12
Championship
March 13
                                     
       
  1 Illinois 68  
    8 Northwestern 51  
8 Northwestern 58
9 Michigan 56  
  1 Illinois 64  
  5 Minnesota 56  
       
       
  4 Indiana 55
    5 Minnesota 71  
     
       
  1 Illinois 54
  3 Wisconsin 43
       
       
  2 Michigan State 69
    7 Iowa 71  
7 Iowa 71
10 Purdue 52  
  7 Iowa 56
  3 Wisconsin 59  
       
       
  3 Wisconsin 60
    6 Ohio State 49  
6 Ohio State 72
11 Penn State 69  

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 15, 2005. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball – All-Time Results". Big Ten. Retrieved February 28, 2014.