2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams14
SiteUnited Center
Chicago, Illinois
ChampionsMichigan State (6 title)
Winning coachTom Izzo (6 title)
MVPCassius Winston (Michigan State)
Attendance122,242[1]
TelevisionBTN, CBS
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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     28 6   .824
No. 13 Purdue 16 4   .800     23 9   .719
No. 8 Michigan 15 5   .750     28 6   .824
No. 21 Wisconsin 14 6   .700     23 10   .697
Maryland 13 7   .650     22 10   .688
Iowa 10 10   .500     22 11   .667
Minnesota 9 11   .450     21 13   .618
Ohio State 8 12   .400     19 14   .576
Indiana 8 12   .400     17 15   .531
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     18 16   .529
Northwestern 4 16   .200     13 19   .406
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 17, 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 in the championship game won 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]

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