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Big Ten Tournament: Live Results & Open Thread

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March is upon us and the madness is set to begin.

Illinois v Penn State
It’s Tournament time in Indy!
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While your Iowa Hawkeyes don’t take the court until Friday evening, the Big Ten Tournament officially kicks off on Wednesday evening. You can follow along with all the non-Iowa games of the Big Ten Tournament in this updating thread. We’ll update the matchups and the bracket below as games are completed. There will of course be separate game threads for all of Iowa’s matchups.


Wednesday

There are a pair of first round games on deck for Wednesday. Here’s a quick look at each.

Game 1

Matchup: Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-14, 6-14) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (9-14, 6-13)
When: Wednesday, March 10th at 5:30 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Northwestern -1, O/U 139.5
Result: Minnesota 51, Northwestern 46

Game 2

Matchup: Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-19, 3-16) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (10-13, 7-12)
When: Wednesday, March 10th at 8:00 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Penn State -4.5, O/U 146
Result: Penn State 72, Nebraska 66


Thursday

Round two tips off earlier on Thursday as basketball fans get a full day of action. The Hawkeyes are again not in action thanks to the coveted double bye they earned in the regular season.

There are currently two matchups set. That includes the opener at an eye-opening 10:30 am CT featuring 9th seeded Michigan State and 8th seeded Maryland. Both teams are fighting to get off the bubble and firmly into the field for next weekend’s NCAA Tournament

The other matchup pre-set for Friday features 10th seeded Indiana and 7th seeded Rutgers. That’s a 5:30pm tip. Here too are a couple teams with a lot to play for. The Hoosiers likely need to make some noise to end up on the right side of the bubble while the Scarlet Knights need to avoid a bad loss and early exit.

Here are the details on the matchups for Thursday.

Game 1

Matchup: Michigan State Spartans (15-11, 9-11) vs. Maryland Terrapins (15-12, 9-11)
When: Thursday, March 11th at 10:30 am CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Maryland -1.5, O/U 131
Result: Maryland 68, Michigan State 57

Game 2

Matchup: Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-14, 6-14) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (18-8, 12-8)
When: Thursday, March 11th at 1:00 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: OSU -11, O/U 146
Result: Ohio State 79, Minnesota 75

Game 3

Matchup: Indiana Hoosiers (12-14, 7-12) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-10, 10-10)
When: Thursday, March 11th at 5:30 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Rutgers -3, O/U 131
Result: Rutgers 61, Indiana 50

Game 4

Matchup: Penn State Nittany Lions (11-13, 7-12) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (16-11, 10-10)
When: Thursday, March 11th at 8:00 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Wisconsin -5, O/U 134.5
Result: Wisconsin 75, Penn State 74


Friday

Through the first two days of the tournament, things have largely been chalk. The Hawkeyes are hoping for at least one more chalk matchup on Friday as they’ll be favored in their third matchup vs. Wisconsin this season. Here’s a look at the full slate of Friday games.

Game 1

Matchup: Maryland Terrapins (15-12, 9-11) vs. Michigan Wolverines (19-3, 14-3)
When: Friday, March 12th at 10:30 am CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Michigan -8, O/U 133
Result: Michigan 79, Maryland 66

Game 2

Matchup: Ohio State Buckeyes (18-8, 12-8) vs. Purdue Boilermakers (18-8, 13-6)
When: Friday, March 12th at 1:00 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: OSU -1.5, O/U 142.5
Result: Ohio State 87, Purdue 78 (OT)

Game 3

Matchup: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-10, 10-10) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (20-6, 16-4)
When: Friday, March 12th at 5:30 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Illinois -8, O/U 137.5
Result: Illinois 90, Rutgers 68

Game 4

Matchup: Wisconsin Badgers (17-11, 10-10) vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (20-7, 14-6)
When: Friday, March 12th at 8:00 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: BTN
Video Streaming: FOXSportsGO.com
Betting Line: Iowa -4.5, O/U 142.5
Result: Iowa 62, Wisconsin 57


Saturday

And then there were four. Saturday brings the semifinals and Iowa’s first weekend game in the tournament since 2006. Ohio State’s “upset” of 4th seed Purdue on Friday is the only thing keeping Saturday from a full slate of chalk. Both matchups feature rematches of games that were tight the first time around in the regular season. Can Ohio State and Iowa exact revenge to face off for a rematch of their own in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game on Sunday?

Game 1

Matchup: Ohio State Buckeyes (20-8, 12-8) vs. Michigan Wolverines (20-3, 14-3)
When: Saturday, March 13th at 12:00 pm CT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Michigan -6, O/U 145.5
Result: TBD

Game 2

Matchup: Iowa Hawkeyes (21-7, 14-6) vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (21-6, 16-4)
When: Saturday, March 13th at 2:30 pm CT (est)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS
Video Streaming: CBSSports.com
Betting Line: Illinois -3.5, O/U 157.5
Result: TBD


As a reminder, here’s a look at the full, updated Big Ten Tournament Bracket.

Image via BigTen.org

Be sure to check back in for updates as the tournament progresses.