Big Ten Tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2020 basketball tournament


The toughest conference schedule in college basketball has concluded, and, naturally, it has resulted in three regular-season co-champions.

Wisconsin, Michigan State and Maryland all finished the season 14-6 in Big Ten play, but the Badgers claimed the top overall seed of the Big Ten Tournament thanks to their 2-1 record against the Spartans and Terrapins. Michigan State was 2-2 against its fellow co-champions, while Maryland was 1-2.

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Wisconsin might be the top overall seed in the tournament, but that doesn’t mean the Badgers have an easy route to claiming the Big Ten’s automatic bid in the NCAA Tournament. An astounding eight Big Ten teams (Wisconsin, Michigan State, Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan) were ranked in the AP Top 25 at the conclusion of Sunday’s regular-season games. Any could beat the other on any given day — just ask Indiana coach Archie Miller.

With that, here is the complete breakdown of the 2020 Big Ten Tournament, from brackets, TV information and schedules:

Big Ten Tournament bracket 2020

Wisconsin enters the Big Ten Tournament with the top overall seed, followed by Michigan State and Maryland as the 2- and 3-seeds, respectively. That said, the conference could place a mind-boggling 10 of 14 teams in the NCAA Tournament, per Ryan Fagan’s latest March Madness projections. Again: This conference tournament might have the most parity of any in college basketball.

Below is the full seeding for the 2020 Big Ten Tournament:

SeedTeamRecord (Big Ten)
No. 1Wisconsin21-10 (14-6)
No. 2Michigan State22-9 (14-6)
No. 3Maryland24-7 (14-6)
No. 4Illinois21-10 (13-7)
No. 5Iowa21-10 (11-9)
No. 6Penn State21-10 (11-9)
No. 7Ohio State21-10 (11-9)
No. 8Rutgers20-11 (11-9)
No. 9Michigan19-12 (10-10)
No. 10Purdue16-15 (9-11)
No. 11Indiana19-12 (9-11)
No. 12Minnesota14-16 (8-12)
No. 13Northwestern8-22 (3-17)
No. 14Nebraska7-24 (2-18)

DECOURCY: Big Ten facing unprecedented, unparalleled parity

Odds to win Big Ten Tournament

Michigan State is the odds-on favorite to win the Big Ten Tournament, per The Spartans come in at 11/4 odds to win it, followed by Maryland (4/1), Michigan (6/1) and Wisconsin (7/1). Below are the full odds to win the 2020 Big Ten Tournament, per

Michigan State11/4
Ohio State8/1
Penn State10/1

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How to watch the Big Ten Tournament live

The Big Ten Tournament can be watched exclusively on the Big Ten Network from Round 1 through the quarterfinals before shifting to CBS for the semifinal matches and championship game.

Round 1
Big Ten Network
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Big Ten championship game

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​2020 Big Ten Tournament schedule

The 2020 Big Ten Tournament will begin Wednesday, March 11 and run through Selection Sunday on March 15. It will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Below is the full schedule for the tournament:

​Round 1: Wednesday, March 11

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 1: No. 12 Minnesota 74, No. 13 Northwestern 576 p.m.Big Ten Network
Game 2: No. 11 Indiana vs. No. 14 Nebraska8:30 p.m.Big Ten Network

Round 2: Thursday, March 12

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 3: No. 8 Rutgers vs. No. 9 MichiganNoonBig Ten Network
Game 4: No. 5 Iowa vs. Minnesota2:25 p.m.Big Ten Network
Game 5: No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Purdue6:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Game 6: No. 6 Penn State vs. Game 2 winner8:55 p.m.Big Ten Network

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 13

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 7: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. Game 3 winnerNoonBig Ten Network
Game 8: No. 4 Illinois vs. Game 4 winner2:25 p.m.Big Ten Network
Game 9: No. 2 Michigan State vs. Game 5 winner6:30 p.m.Big Ten Network
Game 10: No. 3 Maryland vs. Game 6 winner8:55 p.m.Big Ten Network

Semifinals: Saturday, March 14

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner1 p.m.CBS
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winnerTBDCBS

Big Ten championship game: Sunday, March 15

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 11: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner3:30 p.m.CBS


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