List of Big Ten Conference men's basketball regular season champions

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Champions[edit]

Below is a list of Big Ten Conference men's basketball regular season champions.

Year Champion National Championship Notes
1906 Minnesota
1907 Chicago
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Helms Foundation (Chicago) Indiana does not play during the season
1908 Chicago
Wisconsin
Helms Foundation (Chicago) Indiana does not play during the season
1909 Chicago Helms Foundation (Chicago) Iowa begins conference play in basketball
1910 Chicago
1911 Minnesota
Purdue
1912 Purdue
Wisconsin
Helms Foundation (Wisconsin)
1913 Wisconsin Ohio State joins Big Ten Conference
1914 Wisconsin Helms Foundation (Wisconsin)
1915 Illinois Helms Foundation (Illinois)
1916 Wisconsin Helms Foundation (Wisconsin)
1917 Illinois
Minnesota
1918 Wisconsin Michigan returns to the Big Ten at the start of the season
1919 Minnesota Helms Foundation (Minnesota)
1920 Chicago
1921 Michigan
Purdue
Wisconsin
1922 Purdue
1923 Iowa
Wisconsin
1924 Chicago
Illinois
Wisconsin
1925 Ohio State
1926 Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Purdue
1927 Michigan
1928 Indiana
Purdue
1929 Michigan
Wisconsin
1930 Purdue Iowa did not play basketball this season
1931 Northwestern Helms Foundation (Northwestern)
1932 Purdue Helms Foundation (Purdue)
1933 Northwestern
Ohio State
1934 Purdue
1935 Illinois
Purdue
Wisconsin
1935 Indiana
Purdue
1937 Illinois
Minnesota
1938 Purdue
1939 Ohio State First National Championship Tournament conducted by the National Association of Basketball Coaches
1940 Purdue NCAA (Indiana) First NCAA Tournament
1941 Wisconsin Helms Foundation
NCAA (Wisconsin)
1942 Illinois
1943 Illinois
1944 Ohio State
1945 Iowa Chicago did not play during this season
1946 Ohio State
1947 Wisconsin First season without University of Chicago in the Big Ten Conference
1948 Michigan
1949 Illinois
1950 Ohio State
1951 Illinois Michigan State joins Big Ten Conference
1952 Illinois
1953 Indiana Helms Foundation
NCAA (Indiana)
1954 Indiana
1955 Iowa
1956 Iowa
1957 Indiana
Michigan State
1958 Indiana
1959 Michigan State
1960 Ohio State Helms Foundation
NCAA (Ohio State)
1961 Ohio State
1962 Ohio State
1963 Illinois
Ohio State
1964 Michigan
Ohio State
1965 Michigan
1966 Michigan
1967 Indiana
Michigan State
1968 Iowa
Ohio State
1969 Purdue
1970 Iowa
1971 Ohio State
1972 Minnesota
1973 Indiana
1974 Indiana
Michigan
1975 Indiana
1976 Indiana Helms Foundation
NCAA (Indiana)
1977 Michigan
1978 Michigan State
1979 Iowa
Michigan State
Purdue
Helms Foundation
NCAA (Michigan State)
1980 Indiana
1981 Indiana Helms Foundation
NCAA (Indiana)
1982 Minnesota Final year National Champion selected by Helms Foundation
1983 Indiana
1984 Illinois
Purdue
1985 Michigan
1986 Michigan
1987 Indiana
Purdue
NCAA (Indiana)
1988 Purdue
1989 Indiana NCAA (Michigan)
1990 Michigan State
1991 Indiana
Ohio State
1992 Ohio State
1993 Indiana Penn State joins Big Ten Conference
1994 Purdue
1995 Purdue
1996 Purdue
1997 Vacated Minnesota vacated its title in 1997 due to NCAA sanctions.
1998 Illinois
Michigan State
1999 Michigan State
2000 Michigan State NCAA (Michigan State) Ohio State vacated its share of the title in 2000 due to NCAA sanctions.
2001 Illinois
Michigan State
2002 Illinois
Indiana
Wisconsin
Ohio State vacated its share of the title in 2002 due to NCAA sanctions.
2003 Wisconsin
2004 Illinois
2005 Illinois
2006 Ohio State
2007 Ohio State
2008 Wisconsin
2009 Michigan State
2010 Michigan State
Ohio State
Purdue
2011 Ohio State
2012 Michigan
Michigan State
Ohio State
Nebraska joins Big Ten Conference
2013 Indiana
2014 Michigan
2015 Wisconsin Rutgers and Maryland join Big Ten Conference
2016 Indiana

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Championships by school[edit]

School Big Ten
Championships
Years
Purdue 22 1911, 1912, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2010
Indiana 22 1926, 1928, 1936, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2013, 2016
Ohio State 20† 1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1991, 1992, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
Wisconsin 18 1907, 1908, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1929, 1935, 1941, 1947, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2015
Illinois 17 1915, 1917, 1924, 1935, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1963, 1984, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
Michigan 14 1921, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1948, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1985, 1986, 2012, 2014
Michigan State 13 1957, 1959, 1967, 1978, 1979, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012
Iowa 8 1923, 1926, 1945, 1955, 1956, 1968, 1970, 1979
Minnesota 8^ 1906, 1907, 1911, 1917, 1919, 1937, 1972, 1982
Chicago 6 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1920, 1924
Northwestern 2 1931, 1933
Penn State 0
Nebraska 0
Maryland 0
Rutgers 0

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^ Due to an academic scandal, Minnesota vacated its 1997 Big Ten Conference regular season title.

† Due to NCAA sanctions, Ohio State vacated its shares of the 2000 and 2002 Big Ten Conference regular season titles.[3]

Italics indicates a team no longer competing in the Big Ten.

Bold indicates an outright Big Ten Championship.

Championships by head coach[edit]

Head Coach School Big Ten Championships
Ward Lambert Purdue 11
Bob Knight Indiana 11
Walter Meanwell Wisconsin 8
Tom Izzo* Michigan State 7
Fred Taylor Ohio State 7
Gene Keady Purdue 6
L. J. Cooke Minnesota 5
Thad Matta* Ohio State 5
Harold Olsen Ohio State 5
Harry Combes Illinois 4
Ralph Jones Illinois 4
Branch McCracken Indiana 4
Bo Ryan Wisconsin 4
Everett Dean Indiana 3
Bud Foster Wisconsin 3
Jud Heathcote Michigan State 3
E. J. Mather Michigan 3
Douglas Mills Illinois 3
Dave Strack Michigan 3
Forddy Anderson Michigan State 2
Emmett Angell Wisconsin 2
Randy Ayers Ohio State 2
Sam Barry Iowa 2
John Beilein* Michigan 2
Tom Crean* Indiana 2
Bill Frieder Michigan 2
Arthur Lonborg Northwestern 2
Bucky O'Connor Iowa 2
Johnny Orr Michigan 2
J. Craig Ruby Illinois 2
Bill Self Illinois 2
Bruce Weber Illinois 2
John E. Benington Michigan State 1
Ozzie Cowles Michigan 1
Mike Davis Indiana 1
Jim Dutcher Minnesota 1
Tippy Dye Ohio State 1
Pops Harrison Iowa 1
Lou Henson Illinois 1
George King Purdue 1
Lon Kruger Illinois 1
Guy Lowman Wisconsin 1
Dave McMillan Minnesota 1
Bill Musselman Minnesota 1
Lute Olsen Iowa 1
Matt Painter* Purdue 1
Lee Rose Purdue 1
George Veenker Michigan 1
Lou Watson Indiana 1
  • *Active Big Ten coach

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