2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2008 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
2008 Tournament logo
|Champions||Wisconsin Badgers (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Bo Ryan (2nd title)|
|MVP||Marcus Landry (Wisconsin)|
|Television||BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS|
|2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings|
|#18 Michigan State||12||–||6||.667||27||–||9||.750|
|† 2008 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2008; Rankings from AP Poll
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.
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|
|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|
- "2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 23)". ESPN. March 23, 2008.
- "Tournament Bracket". Big Ten CSTV. March 10, 2008. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2008.