2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2008 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2007–08
Teams 11
Site Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Champions Wisconsin Badgers (2nd title)
Winning coach Bo Ryan (2nd title)
MVP Marcus Landry (Wisconsin)
Television BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS
← 2007
2009 →
2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
#20 Purdue 15 3   .833     25 9   .735
Indiana 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
#18 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Ohio State 10 8   .556     24 13   .649
Minnesota 8 10   .444     20 14   .588
Penn State 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Iowa 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
Illinois 5 13   .278     16 19   .457
Michigan 5 13   .278     10 22   .313
Northwestern 1 17   .056     8 22   .267
2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 13 and 16, 2008 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the eleventh annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. 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 second tournament championship in four 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 Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3 Tiebreaker 4
1 Wisconsin 16–2
2 Purdue 15–3
3 Indiana 14–4
4 Michigan State 12–6
5 Ohio State 10–8
6 Minnesota 8–10
7 Penn State 7–11
8 Iowa 6–12
9 Michigan 5–13 1–1 vs Ill 0–2 vs Wisc 0–2 vs Pur 0–1 vs Ind
10 Illinois 5–13 1–1 vs Mich 0–2 vs Wisc 0–2 vs Pur 0–2 vs Ind
11 Northwestern 1–17

Bracket[edit]

  Opening round
March 13
Quarterfinals
March 14
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 16
                                     
        
  1  Wisconsin 51  
    9  Michigan 34  
8  Iowa 47
9  Michigan 55  
  1  Wisconsin 65  
  4  Michigan State 63  
        
        
  4  Michigan State 67
    5  Ohio State 60  
      
        
  1  Wisconsin 61
  10  Illinois 48
        
        
  2  Purdue 67
    10  Illinois 74  
7  Penn State 63
10  Illinois 64  
  10  Illinois 54
  6  Minnesota 50  
        
        
  3  Indiana 58
    6  Minnesota 59  
6  Minnesota 55
11  Northwestern 52  

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Tournament Bracket". Big Ten CSTV. March 10, 2008. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 

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