ROSEMONT, Ill. (March 5, 2023) – The Big Ten Conference has announced the full roster for the 26th Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by TIAA, which will take place March 8-12 at the United Center in Chicago.
All-session and single-session tickets for the 2023 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament are on sale at the United Center box office and online at UnitedCenter.com/2023BigTenTickets. For more information on this year’s tournament, visit the Big Ten Tournament Central page at bigten.org/MBBT.
All 13 games of this year’s Big Ten tournament will be televised live, with the first, second and quarter-final games from Wednesday through Friday airing on the Big Ten network, as well as the FOX Sports app. The Big Ten Tournament semi-finals and championship matches will be televised live on CBS and the Paramount+ app.
Purdue (26-5, 15-5 Big Ten) is the No. 1 seed for the 2023 tournament after winning its 13th Big Ten championship and the 25th best title in the league overall. Ranked No. 5 in the nation, the Boilermakers have spent 15 consecutive weeks in the AP’s top five, including seven weeks at No. 1.
North West (21-10, 12-8) earned the tournament’s No. 2 seed after claiming a 65-53 victory over Rutgers on the final night of the season. The Wildcats 12 Big Ten wins are the most in program history, while their 21 total wins are tied for second in program cancellations.
Indiana (21-10, 12-8) earned the No. 3 seed with a thrilling 75-73 overtime win over Michigan. The Hoosiers have been ranked AP at 25 for 14 of the 16 weeks of the season. The team’s 12 conference wins are the most since the 2015-16 season, when the team went 15-3 in Big Ten play.
state of michigan (19-11, 11-8) secured the fourth seed after navigating one of the toughest schedules in the country. According to KenPom.com, the Spartans have faced the No. 1 toughest list of opposing offenses in the nation, the 14th toughest list of opposing defenses, and rank No. 5 overall in schedule.
Each of the tournament’s four seeds earned a double bye and will open the tournament in Friday’s quarter-final.
The 2023 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows:
Wednesday March 8 (First round)
Game 1 (#12 Wisconsin vs. #13 Ohio State) – 5:30 p.m. CT (BTN)
Game 2 (#11 Nebraska vs #14 Minnesota) – 25 minutes after Game 1 (BTN)
Thursday March 9 (second round)
Game 3 (#8 Michigan vs. #9 Rutgers) – 11:00 a.m. CT (BTN)
Game 4 (#5 Iowa vs Game 1 winner) – 25 mins after Game 3 (BTN)
Game 5 (#7 Illinois vs. #10 Penn State) – 5:30 p.m. CT (BTN)
Game 6 (#6 Maryland vs Game 2 winner) – 25 mins after Game 5 (BTN)
Friday March 10 (Quarter-finals)
Game 7 (#1 Purdue vs Game 3 winner) – 11:00 a.m. CT (BTN)
Game 8 (#4 Michigan State vs Game 4 winner) – 25 minutes after Game 7 (BTN)
Game 9 (#2 Northwestern vs Game 5 winner) – 5:30 p.m. CT (BTN)
Game 10 (#3 Indiana vs Game 6 winner) – 25 mins after Game 9 (BTN)
Saturday March 11 (semi-finals)
Game 11 (Game 7 vs. Game 8 winner) – 12 p.m. CT (CBS)
Game 12 (Game 9 vs Game 10 winner) – 25 minutes after Game 11 (CBS)
Sunday March 5 (Championship)
Game 13 (Game 11 vs. Game 12 winner) – 2:30 p.m. CT (CBS)
NOTES: All times are approximate and subject to change…BTN games are also available on the FOX Sports app…CBS games are also available on the Paramount+ app…for more information, please visit the tournament website at (bigten.org/MBBT).
Big Ten Conference (bigten.org) is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, higher, professional and undergraduate education, and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten Conference has supported a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that reinforce the academics priority in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate sports and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The large-scale programs of the 14 institutions of the Big Ten Conference will provide more than $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.