2009 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2009 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
2009 Tournament logo
|Champions||Purdue (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Matt Painter (1st title)|
|MVP||Robbie Hummel (Purdue)|
|Television||BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS|
|2008–09 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings|
|No. 8 Michigan State||15||–||3||.833||31||–||7||.816|
|No. 17 Purdue†||11||–||7||.611||27||–||10||.730|
|† 2009 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2009 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 12 and March 15, 2009 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the 11th annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Purdue who defeated Ohio State in the championship game. As a result, Purdue received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Purdue's first tournament championship in only their second appearance.
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.
|2||Illinois||11–7||2–0 vs Pur|
|3||Purdue||11–7||0–2 vs Ill|
|4||Wisconsin||10–8||3–0 vs PSU, OSU|
|5||Ohio St||10–8||1–1 vs Wisc, PSU|
|6||Penn St||10–8||0–3 vs Wisc, OSU|
|7||Michigan||9–9||2–0 vs Minn.|
|8||Minnesota||9–9||0–2 vs Mich.|
|Opening round – Thursday, March 12|
|1||1||12:00 PM||#8 Minnesota vs #9 Northwestern||66–53||BTN||12,174|
|2||2:30 PM||#7 Michigan vs #10 Iowa||73–45||BTN|
|3||5:00 PM||#6 Penn State vs #11 Indiana||66–51||ESPN|
|Quarterfinals – Friday, March 13|
|2||4||12:00 PM||#1 Michigan State vs #8 Minnesota||64–56||ESPN||13,023|
|5||2:30 PM||#4 Wisconsin vs #5 Ohio State||57–61||ESPN|
|3||6||6:30 PM||#2 Illinois vs #7 Michigan||60–50||BTN||14,647|
|7||9:00 PM||#3 Purdue vs #6 Penn State||79–54||BTN|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 14|
|4||8||1:40 PM||#1 Michigan State vs #5 Ohio State||70–82||CBS||15,728|
|9||4:05 PM||#2 Illinois vs #3 Purdue||56–66||CBS|
|Championship Game – Sunday, March 15|
|5||10||3:30 PM||#5 Ohio State vs #3 Purdue||61–65||CBS||12,526|
|Game times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
Sunday, March 15
- Evan Turner, Ohio State
- Robbie Hummel, Purdue – Most Outstanding Player
- JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
- Mike Davis, Illinois
- E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
- "Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – Box Score". ESPN. March 12, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers – Box Score". ESPN. March 13, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers – Box Score". ESPN. March 13, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini – Box Score". ESPN. March 14, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers – Box Score". ESPN. March 15, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Tournament Bracket". Big Ten CSTV. March 3, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Men's Basketball Live Tournament Coverage". CBS Interactive. March 15, 2009. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved March 21, 2009.