2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams14
SiteUnited Center
Chicago, Illinois
ChampionsMichigan State (6th title)
Winning coachTom Izzo (6th title)
MVPCassius Winston (Michigan State)
Attendance122,242[1]
TelevisionBTN, CBS
← 2018
2020 →
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 4   .800     30 6   .833
No. 13 Purdue 16 4   .800     25 9   .735
No. 8 Michigan 15 5   .750     30 6   .833
No. 21 Wisconsin 14 6   .700     23 11   .676
Maryland 13 7   .650     23 11   .676
Iowa 10 10   .500     23 12   .657
Minnesota 9 11   .450     22 14   .611
Ohio State 8 12   .400     20 15   .571
Indiana 8 12   .400     19 15   .559
Penn State 7 13   .350     14 18   .438
Illinois 7 13   .350     12 21   .364
Rutgers 7 13   .350     14 17   .452
Nebraska 6 14   .300     19 17   .528
Northwestern 4 16   .200     13 19   .406
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Big Ten Conference of the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The tournament returned to its more traditional Midwest roots as it will be held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.[2] The tournament was held from March 13 through March 17, 2019.

Michigan State defeated Michigan 65–60 in the championship game to win the tournament, marking the school's sixth tournament championship. As a result, they received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

All 14 Big Ten schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 10 teams received a first round bye and the top four teams received a double bye. Tiebreaking procedures remain unchanged from the 2018 tournament.[3]

Seed School Conf. Tiebreak 1 Tiebreak 2
1 Michigan State 16–4 1–1 vs. Purdue 2–0 vs. Michigan
2 Purdue 16–4 1–1 vs. Michigan St 0–1 vs. Michigan
3 Michigan 15–5
4 Wisconsin 14–6
5 Maryland 13–7
6 Iowa 10–10
7 Minnesota 9–11
8 Ohio State 8–12 1–0 vs. Indiana
9 Indiana 8–12 0–1 vs. Ohio State
10 Penn State 7–13 3–1 vs. Illinois/Rutgers
11 Illinois 7–13 1–2 vs. Penn State/Rutgers 1–1 vs. Mich St/Purdue
12 Rutgers 7–13 1–2 vs. Penn State/Illinois 0–3 vs. Mich St/Purdue
13 Nebraska 6–14
14 Northwestern 4–16

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance Score
First round – Wednesday, March 13
1 1 5:30 pm No. 13 Nebraska vs. No. 12 Rutgers BTN 16,473 68–61
2 8:00 pm No. 14 Northwestern vs. No. 11 Illinois 69–74 (OT)
Second round – Thursday, March 14
2 3 11:30 am No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 8 Ohio State BTN 16,207 75–79
4 2:00 pm No. 13 Nebraska vs. No. 5 Maryland 69–61
3 5 6:00 pm No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 7 Minnesota 16,535 72–77 (OT)
6 8:30 pm No. 11 Illinois vs. No. 6 Iowa 62−83
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 15
4 7 11:30 am No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Michigan State BTN 17,369 70−77
8 2:00 pm No. 13 Nebraska vs. No. 4 Wisconsin 62–66
5 9 6:00 pm No. 7 Minnesota vs. No. 2 Purdue 18,575 75–73
10 8:30 pm No. 6 Iowa vs. No. 3 Michigan 53–74
Semifinals – Saturday, March 16
6 11 12:00 pm No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Wisconsin CBS 18,468 67–55
12 2:30 pm No. 7 Minnesota vs. No. 3 Michigan 49–76
Championship – Sunday, March 17
7 13 2:30 pm No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 3 Michigan CBS 18,615 65–60

*Game times in Central Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Wednesday, March 13
BTN
Second round
Thursday, March 14
BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 15
BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 16
CBS
Championship
Sunday, March 17
CBS
                                               
1 Michigan State 77  
    8 Ohio State 70  
8 Ohio State 79
9 Indiana 75  
  1 Michigan State 67  
  4 Wisconsin 55  
4 Wisconsin 66
    13 Nebraska 62  
5 Maryland 61
    13 Nebraska 69  
12 Rutgers 61
13 Nebraska 68  
1 Michigan State 65
3 Michigan 60
2 Purdue 73  
    7 Minnesota 75  
7 Minnesota 77*
10 Penn State 72  
  7 Minnesota 49
  3 Michigan 76

 
3 Michigan 74
    6 Iowa 53  
6 Iowa 83
    11 Illinois 62  
11 Illinois 74*
14 Northwestern 69  

* denotes overtime period

Game summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

BTN
March 13
5:30 pm
No. 13 Nebraska 68, No. 12 Rutgers 61
Scoring by half: 26−25, 42−36
Pts: James Palmer Jr., 34
Rebs: Isaiah Roby, 6
Asts: Glynn Watson Jr., 5
Pts: Eugene Omoruyi, 16
Rebs: Myles Johnson, 11
Asts: Eugene Omoruyi, 5
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,473
Referees: Larry Scirott, Paul Szelc, Kelly Pfieffer
BTN
March 13
8:00 pm
No. 14 Northwestern 69, No. 11 Illinois 74 (OT)
Scoring by half: 27−30, 34'−31 Overtime: 8−13
Pts: A.J. Turner, 21
Rebs: Anthony Gaines, 9
Asts: A.J. Turner, 5
Pts: Giorgi Bezhanishvili, 26
Rebs: Andres Feliz, 10
Asts: Andres Feliz, 6
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,473
Referees: Terry Oglesby, Terry Wymer, Chris Beaver

Second round[edit]

BTN
March 14
11:30 am
No. 9 Indiana 75, No. 8 Ohio State 79
Scoring by half: 28−35, 47−44
Pts: Devonte Green, 26
Rebs: Juwan Morgan, 7
Asts: Romeo Langford, 5
Pts: Keyshawn Woods, 18
Rebs: Kaleb Wesson, 13
Asts: C.J. Jackson, 5
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,207
Referees: Bo Boroski, Larry Scriotto, Bill Ek
BTN
March 14
2:00 pm
No. 13 Nebraska 69, No. 5 Maryland 61
Scoring by half: 32−20, 37−41
Pts: James Palmer Jr., 21
Rebs: Tanner Borchardt, 9
Asts: 3 tied, 3
Pts: Anthony Cowan Jr., 18
Rebs: Bruno Fernando, 8
Asts: Darryl Morsell, 5
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,207
Referees: Terry Wymer, Steve McJunkins, Rob Kueneman
BTN
March 14
6:00 pm
No. 10 Penn State 72, No. 7 Minnesota 77 (OT)
Scoring by half: 34−30, 27−31 Overtime: 11−16
Pts: Lamar Stevens, 24
Rebs: 2 tied, 7
Asts: Josh Reaves, 5
Pts: Amir Coffey, 22
Rebs: Jordan Murphy, 14
Asts: 3 tied, 5
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,535
Referees: Terry Oglesby, Paul Szelc, Rob Riley
BTN
March 14
8:30 pm
No. 11 Illinois 62, No. 6 Iowa 83
Scoring by half: 31−37, 31−46
Pts: Giorgi Bezhanishvili, 12
Rebs: Giorgi Bezhanishvili, 6
Asts: Ayo Dosunmu, 6
Pts: Nicholas Baer, 17
Rebs: Joe Wieskamp, 7
Asts: Connor McCaffery, 8
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 16,535
Referees: D.J. Carstensen, Kelly Pfeifer, Courtney Green

Quarterfinals[edit]

BTN
March 15
11:30 am
No. 1 Michigan State 77, No. 8 Ohio State 70
Scoring by half: 36−30, 40−41
Pts: Cassius Winston, 18
Rebs: Cassius Winston, 7
Asts: Kenny Goins, 6
Pts: Keyshawn Woods, 16
Rebs: 5 tied, 3
Asts: 2 tied, 2
United Center
Chicago, IL
Referees: Terry Oglesby, Paul Szelc, Rob Riley
BTN
March 15
2:00 pm
No. 4 Wisconsin 66, No. 13 Nebraska 62
Scoring by half: 34–29, 32–32
Pts: 2 tied, 14
Rebs: Ethan Happ, 7
Asts: 2 tied, 4
Pts: Glynn Watson Jr., 23
Rebs: Isaiah Roby, 6
Asts: Glynn Watson Jr., 3
United Center
Chicago, IL
Referees: D.J. Carstensen, Kelly Pfeifer, Bill Ek
BTN
March 15
6:00 pm
No. 2 Purdue 73, No. 7 Minnesota 75
Scoring by half: 39-42, 34-33
Pts: Matt Haarms, 16
Rebs: Trevion Williams, 9
Asts: Ryan Cline, 8
Pts: Jordan Murphy, 27
Rebs: Daniel Oturu, 10
Asts: 2 Tied, 4
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 17,369
Referees: Terry Wymer, Courtney Green, Lamont Simpson
BTN
March 15
8:30 pm
No. 3 Michigan 74, No. 6 Iowa 53
Scoring by half: 40-27, 34-26
Pts: Ignas Brazdeikis, 15
Rebs: Jon Teske, 10
Asts: Zavier Simpson, 11
Pts: 2 Tied, 14
Rebs: Tyler Cook, 6
Asts: Jordan Bohannon, 3
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 18,575
Referees: Bo Boroski, Larry Scirotto, Rob Kueneman

Semifinals[edit]

March 16
12:00 pm
No. 1 Michigan State 67, No. 4 Wisconsin 55
Scoring by half: 35-27, 32-28
Pts: Cassius Winston, 21
Rebs: Kenny Goins, 12
Asts: Cassius Winston, 6
Pts: Ethan Happ, 20
Rebs: Ethan Happ, 6
Asts: 2 tied, 3
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 18,468
Referees: Terry Oglesby, Kelly Pfeifer, Courtney Green
CBS
March 16
2:30 pm
No. 7 Minnesota 49, No. 3 Michigan 76
Scoring by half: 19-38, 30-38
Pts: Amir Coffey, 14
Rebs: Jordan Murphy, 6
Asts: Dupree McBrayer, 7
Pts: Isaiah Livers, 21
Rebs: Jon Teske, 8
Asts: Zavier Simpson, 9
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 18,468
Referees: D.J. Carstensen, Terry Wymer, Rob Kueneman

Championship[edit]

CBS
March 17
2:30 pm
No. 1 Michigan State 65, No. 3 Michigan 60
Scoring by half: 23-31, 42-29
Pts: Matt McQuaid, 27
Rebs: Xavier Tillman, 12
Asts: Cassius Winston, 11
Pts: Ignas Brazdeikis, 19
Rebs: Jon Teske, 10
Asts: Zavier Simpson, 10
United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 18,615
Referees: Bo Boroski, Larry Scirotto, Paul Szelc

All-Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B1G Tournament enjoys second-largest attendance figure in 20-year history". Saturday Tradition. March 18, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Big Ten basketball tournament locations for 2019, 2020, beyond". Land of 10. February 28, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Basketball Tournament Tiebreakers". Big Ten Conference. October 26, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Michigan State Edges Michigan, 65-60 To Win Big Ten Tournament Title". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. March 17, 2019. Retrieved March 18, 2019.