The Big Ten Tournament kicks off Wednesday in the first five-day race to the finish line before Selection Sunday. The tournament kicks off at 6:30 PM ET with No. 12-ranked Wisconsin desperate to beat No. 13-ranked Ohio State on bubble odds as the Badgers teeter on the outside looking to enter the week.
Day 1 of the Big Ten tournament will conclude Wednesday night with a final matchup featuring No. 11 seed Nebraska and No. 14 seed Minnesota and No. 6 seed Minnesota awaiting the winner there. Nebraska won both regular season games against the Golden Gophers and carries with it five wins in its last six games before the end of the season.
If that wasn’t enough to whet your March Madness appetite, this week it is expected that there will be plenty of drama on deck elsewhere other than the Big Ten’s bubbling squads. All eyes will be on No. 1-seeded Purdue — a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament that has attracted two byes — as the Boilermakers head for the big dance. Purdue finished 4-4 in their last eight regular season games and their credentials for earning a top seed have dwindled, so running the table this week will do good for their prospects in giving them some much-needed impetus as well. Second seed Northwestern could steal the show this week with a run, while No. 3 seed Indiana lurks as challengers led by Trace Jackson-Davis and Galen Hood-Schevino.
So buckle up and get ready by checking out the full schedule and tournament tip times below.
2023 Big Ten Tournament schedule, scores
location: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free) | Follow the live broadcast: CBS Sports app
All times are Eastern. Some start times are approximate
First round – Wednesday 8 March
Game 1: No. 12 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Ohio State | Big Ten Network – GameTracker
Game 2: No. 11 Nebraska vs. No. 14 Minnesota | After the first game on the Big Ten Network
Round 2 – Thursday, March 9th
Game 3: No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 9 Rutgers | Noon on the Big Ten Network
Game 4: No. 5 Iowa vs. Winner of Game 1 | After Game 3 on the Big Ten Network
Game 5: No. 7 Illinois vs. No. 10 Penn State | at 6:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network
Game 6: No. 6 Maryland vs. Game 2 Winner | After Game Five on the Big Ten Network
Quarter-finals – Friday 10 March
Game 7: No. 1 Purdue versus the winner of Game 3 | Noon on the Big Ten Network
Game 8: No. 4 Michigan State versus the winner of Game 4 | After Game 7 on the Big Ten Network
Game 9: No. 2 Northwestern vs. Game 5 winner | at 6:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network
Game 10: No. 3 Indiana versus the winner of Game 6 | After Game 9 on the Big Ten Network
Semi-Final Rounds – Saturday 11 March
Game 11: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8 | at 1 p.m. on CBS, CBSSports.com, and Paramount+
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner | After Game 11 on CBS, CBSSports.com, and Paramount+
Big Ten Championship Game – Sunday, March 12th
Game 13: Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 12 | 3:30 p.m. on CBS, CBSSports.com, and Paramount+
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