2006 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2006 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2006 Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2005–06
Teams11
SiteConseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
ChampionsIowa Hawkeyes (2nd title)
Winning coachSteve Alford (2nd title)
MVPJeff Horner (Iowa)
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2005–06 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Ohio State 12 4   .750     26 6   .813
No. 15 Iowa 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
No. 13 Illinois 11 5   .688     26 7   .788
Wisconsin 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Indiana 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Michigan State 8 8   .500     22 12   .647
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 11   .667
Penn State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Northwestern 6 10   .375     14 15   .483
Minnesota 5 11   .313     16 15   .516
Purdue 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2006 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2006; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2006 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 9 and March 12, 2006 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the ninth annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. For the third straight year, the top two seed met in the championship game. The championship was won by Iowa Hawkeyes who defeated Ohio State to win the championship. As a result, Iowa received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This marked Iowa's second tournament championship in three appearances.

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 12–4
2 Iowa 11–5 1–0 vs. OSU
3 Illinois 11–5 0–1 vs. OSU
4 Wisconsin 9–7 1–0 vs. Ind
5 Indiana 9–7 0–1 vs. Wis
6 Michigan State 8–8 1–1 vs. Mich 1–1 vs. OSU
7 Michigan 8–8 1–1 vs. MSU 0–1 vs OSU
8 Penn State 6–10 2–0 vs. NU
9 Northwestern 6–10 0–2 vs. PSU
10 Minnesota 5–11
11 Purdue 3–13

Game summaries[edit]

ESPN2
Mar 9
12:00 pm
#8 Penn State 60, #9 Northwestern 42
Scoring by half: 31–21, 29–21
Pts: Geary Claxton 17
Rebs: Geary Claxton 10
Asts: Will Leiner 4
Pts: Mohamed Hachad 16
Rebs: Tim Doyle 5
Asts: Mohamed Hachad 3
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 16,982
Referees: Ed Hightower; J.D. Collins; Sid Rodeheffer
ESPN2
Mar 9
2:30 pm
#10 Minnesota 59, #7 Michigan 55
Scoring by half: 23–27, 36–28
Pts: Maurice Hargrow 15
Rebs: Zach Puchtel 15
Asts: Maurice Hargrow 4
Pts: Dion Harris 16
Rebs: Brent Petway 6
Asts: two tied with 5
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 16,982
Referees: Donnee Gray; Zelton Steed; Tom Clark
ESPN2
Mar 9
5:05 pm
#6 Michigan State 70, # 11 Purdue 58
Scoring by half: 31–26, 39–32
Pts: Maurice Ager 20
Rebs: Paul Davis 7
Asts: two tied with 4
Pts: Gary Ware 20
Rebs: Matt Kiefer 7
Asts: four tied with 2
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 16,982
Referees: Mike Sanzere; Paul Janssen; Art McDonald
ESPN
Mar 10
12:00 pm
#1 Ohio State 63, #8 Penn State 56
Scoring by half: 24–27, 39–29
Pts: Terence Dials 13
Rebs: Terence Dials 10
Asts: four tied with 4
Pts: Geary Claxton 18
Rebs: Geary Claxton 12
Asts: Ben Luber 9
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Donnee Gray, Sid Rodeheffer; Steve Skiles
ESPN
Mar 10
2:30 pm
#5 Indiana 61, Wisconsin 56
Scoring by half: 15–19, 46–37
Pts: Marco Killingsworth 20
Rebs: Marco Killingsworth 12
Asts: two tied with 4
Pts: Alando Tucker 18
Rebs: Brian Butch 9
Asts: two tied with 1
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Ed Hightower; Art McDonald; Glen Mayborg
ESPN Plus
Mar 10
6:40 pm
#2 Iowa 67, #10 Minnesota 57
Scoring by half: 30–30, 37–27
Pts: Jeff Horner 26
Rebs: Erek Hansen 8
Asts: Jeff Horner 6
Pts: Vincent Grier 29
Rebs: Zach Puchtel 9
Asts: two tied with 2
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Mike Sanzere; J.D. Collins; Zelton Steed
ESPN Plus
Mar 10
9:10 pm
#6 Michigan State 61, #3 Illinois 56
Scoring by half: 36–29, 25–27
Pts: Paul Davis; Drew Neitzel 16
Rebs: Goran Suton 10
Asts: Drew Neitzel 5
Pts: James Augustine 16
Rebs: James Augustine 15
Asts: Dee Brown 7
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Ted Hillary; Paul Janssen; Dan Chrisman
CBS
Mar 11
1:40 pm
#2 Iowa 53, #6 Michigan State 48
Scoring by half: 25–22, 31–23
Pts: Jeff Horner 14
Rebs: two tied with 5
Asts: three tied with 2
Pts: Maurice Ager 21
Rebs: Paul Davis 10
Asts: Drew Neitzel 6
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Ed Hightower; Donnee Gray; J.D. Collins
CBS
Mar 11
4:05 pm
#1 Ohio State 52, #5 Indiana 48
Scoring by half: 26–25, 27–25
Pts: J.J. Sullinger 19
Rebs: J.J. Sullinger 13
Asts: James Butler 5
Pts: Roderick Wilmont 16
Rebs: Marco Killingsworth 10
Asts: Earl Calloway 6
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 18,730
Referees: Ted Hllary; Mike Sanzere; Paul Janssen
CBS
Mar 12
3:30 pm
#2 Iowa 67, #1 Ohio State 60
Scoring by half: 26–25, 27–25
Pts: Jeff Horner 16
Rebs: two tied with 2
Asts: Jeff Horner 10
Pts: Jamar Butler 19
Rebs: J.J. Sullinger 7
Asts: Jamar Butler 6
Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
Attendance: 17,591
Referees: Ed Hightwoer; Ted Hillary; Donnee Gray

Bracket[edit]

  Opening Round
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 11
Championship
March 12
                                     
       
  1 #7 Ohio State 63  
    8 Penn State 56  
8 Penn State 60
9 Northwestern 42  
  1 #7 Ohio State 52  
  5 Indiana 51  
       
       
  4 Wisconsin 56
    5 Indiana 61  
     
       
  1 #7 Ohio State 60
  2 #20 Iowa 67
       
       
  2 #20 Iowa 67
    10 Minnesota 57  
7 Michigan 55
10 Minnesota 59  
  2 #20 Iowa 53
  6 Michigan State 48  
       
       
  3 #9 Illinois 56
    6 Michigan State 61  
6 Michigan State 70
11 Purdue 58  

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 14, 2006.
  2. ^ "All-Tournament Team".

External links[edit]