2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
2007 Tournament logo
|Champions||Ohio State Buckeyes (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Thad Matta (1st title)|
|MVP||Greg Oden (Ohio State)|
|2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings|
|#1 Ohio State†||15||–||1||.938||35||–||4||.897|
|† 2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2007 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 8 and March 11, 2007 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Ohio State Buckeyes won the tournament, thus receiving the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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.
- Iowa, Purdue, Illinois for seeds #4, #5, #6, respectively: based on winning percentages against each other. Iowa was 2–1, Purdue 1–1, and Illinois 1–2.
- Michigan State over Michigan for #7 seed: Michigan State and Michigan each won one of the two games played head-to-head, and each lost two games against regular season champion Ohio State. Michigan State won tiebreaker by virtue of a better record against #2 seed Wisconsin (Michigan State vs Wisconsin, 1–1; Michigan vs Wisconsin, 0–1).
- Northwestern over Penn State for the #10 seed: both teams had identical records in head-to-head games (1–1); vs. #1 seed, Ohio State (0–2); and #2 seed, Wisconsin (0–2). Northwestern won tiebreaker by virtue of a better record against #3 seed Indiana (Northwestern vs Indiana, 0–1; Penn State vs Indiana, 0–2).
- "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007.