2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2011 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2010–11
Teams 11
Site Conseco Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Champions Ohio State (4th title)
Winning coach Thad Matta (3rd title)
MVP Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)
Top scorer Talor Battle
(70 points)
Television BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS
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2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 16 2   .889     34 3   .919
No. 13 Purdue 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Illinois 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Penn State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Michigan State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Minnesota 6 12   .333     17 14   .548
Iowa 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Indiana 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 10 through March 13, 2011 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the 13th annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Ohio State who defeated Penn State in the championship game. As a result, Ohio State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Ohio State's fourth tournament championship and second consecutive (one championship has been vacated).[3][4]

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 Conf 1st tiebreak 2nd tiebreak 3rd tiebreak 4th tiebreak 5th tiebreak 6th tiebreak 7th tiebreak
1 Ohio State 16–2
2 Purdue 14–4
3 Wisconsin 13–5
4 Michigan 9–9 4–1 vs Ill, PSU, MSU
5 Illinois 9–9 3–2 vs Mich, PSU, MSU
6 Penn State 9–9 2–4 vs Mich, Ill, MSU 0–2 vs OSU 0–2 vs Pur 1–1 vs Wis 2–0 vs NW 2–0 vs Minn 1–0 vs Iowa
7 Michigan State 9–9 2–4 vs Mich, Ill, PSU 0–1 vs OSU 0–2 vs Pur 1–1 vs Wis 2–0 vs NW 2–0 vs Minn 1–1 vs Iowa
8 Northwestern 7–11
9 Minnesota 6–12
10 Iowa 4–14
11 Indiana 3–15

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Score
First round - Thursday, March 10
1 1 2:30pm #9 Minnesota vs. #8 Northwestern ESPN2 65–75
2 5:00pm #10 Iowa vs. #7 Michigan State ESPN2 61–66
3 7:30pm #11 Indiana vs. #6 Penn State BTN 55–61
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11
2 4 12:00pm #8 Northwestern vs. #1 Ohio State ESPN 61–67 OT
5 2:30pm #5 Illinois vs. #4 Michigan ESPN 55–60
3 6 6:30pm #7 Michigan State vs. #2 Purdue BTN 74–56
7 9:00pm #6 Penn State vs. #3 Wisconsin BTN 36–33
Semifinals - Saturday, March 12
4 8 1:40pm #4 Michigan vs. #1 Ohio State CBS 61–68
9 4:00pm #7 Michigan State vs. #6 Penn State CBS 48–61
Championship - Sunday, March 13
5 10 3:30pm #6 Penn State vs. #1 Ohio State CBS 60–71
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Thursday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 11
Semifinals
Saturday, March 12
Championship
Sunday, March 13
                                     
       
  1 Ohio State 67OT  
    8 Northwestern 61  
8 Northwestern 75
9 Minnesota 65  
  1 Ohio State 68  
  4 Michigan 61  
       
       
  4 Michigan 60
    5 Illinois 55  
     
       
  1 Ohio State 71
  6 Penn State 60
       
       
  2 Purdue 56
    7 Michigan State 74  
7 Michigan State 66
10 Iowa 61  
  7 Michigan State 48
  6 Penn State 61  
       
       
  3 Wisconsin 33
    6 Penn State 36  
6 Penn State 61
11 Indiana 55  

Honors[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ohio State-Penn State Postgame Notes". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ohio State Wins Big Ten Tournament: Buckeyes Outdistance Penn State, 71-60, in title game". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "MBB: All-Tournament Team Announced". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.