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Exciting Preview of Big Ten Tournament 2024: Men’s Bracket, Schedule and Championship Odds

Big Ten Tournament 2024: Predictions, Schedule, and Teams to Watch

The Purdue Boilermakers dominated the Big Ten regular season, making them the top contenders for the upcoming tournament in Minneapolis. However, the Illinois Fighting Illini pose a significant threat to Purdue’s title hopes.

Illinois had close matchups against Purdue during the regular season and are currently playing some of their best basketball. While Purdue and Illinois are on track to meet in the final, there is always the possibility of other teams shaking up the tournament.

In the past six seasons, a fifth-seeded team or lower has advanced to the Big Ten tournament final five times. Last year, the No. 10 seed Penn State Nittany Lions made a surprising run to the championship game. While Purdue and Illinois are strong contenders, upsets are not uncommon in this tournament.

Tournament Bracket and Schedule

– Wednesday, March 13
– No. 12 Maryland vs. No. 13 Rutgers (6:30 p.m. ET)
– No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 14 Michigan (9 p.m. ET)
– Thursday, March 14
– No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 9 Minnesota (Noon ET)
– No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12/13 winner (2:30 p.m. ET)
– No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Ohio State (6:30 p.m. ET)
– No. 6 Indiana vs. No. 11/14 winner (9 p.m. ET)
– Friday, March 15
– No. 1 Purdue vs. No. 8/9 winner (Noon ET)
– No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 5 vs. 12/13 winner (2:30 p.m. ET)
– No. 2 Illinois vs. No. 7/10 winner (6:30 p.m. ET)
– No. 3 Nebraska vs. No. 6 vs. 11/14 winner (9 p.m. ET)
– Saturday, March 16
– Semifinal No. 1 (1 p.m. ET)
– Semifinal No. 2 (3:30 p.m. ET)
– Sunday, March 17
– Championship Game (3:30 p.m. ET)

Predictions for the Tournament

A Purdue-Illinois final would be a highlight of the tournament, leading up to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection show. Both teams must win two games to reach the final, facing desperate teams in the quarterfinals.

The Michigan State Spartans have struggled in their last few games but are still in contention for the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten tournament could be their chance to turn their season around and prove themselves worthy of a spot in the national competition.

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