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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/11/2024, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Big Ten Announces 2024 TIAA Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced the full bracket for the 2024 TIAA Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, set to take place March 13-17 at the Target Center in Minneapolis.

All-session tickets for the 27th edition of the tournament are available for purchase at the Target Center box office or online at Single session tickets will go on sale Monday at 12 p.m. CT.  All ticket purchases are subject to AXS and facility fees. For more information on this year’s tournament, visit the Big Ten Tournament Central page at 2024 TIAA Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Central.

All 13 games of this year’s Big Ten Tournament will be broadcast live, with the first-round broadcast on Peacock. Second and quarterfinal round games on Thursday and Friday will air on the Big Ten Network, as well as on the FOX Sports app. The Big Ten Tournament semifinal and championship games will be televised live on CBS and the Paramount+ app.

Purdue (28-3, 17-3 Big Ten) is the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive year, as the Boilermakers claimed their league-best 26th Big Ten championship. Purdue’s 28 wins are the most in a regular season in school history, while its 17 conference victories are third most in league history behind only Indiana’s 18 in 1975 and 1976.

Illinois (23-8, 14-6) will be the tournament’s No. 2 seed, the ninth time the Illini have earned a top-2 seed since the tournament began in 1998. Illinois is one of only four teams nationally to record 20-win regular seasons each of the last five years, joined by Baylor, Houston and San Diego State.

Nebraska (22-9, 12-8) secured the No. 3 seed with Sunday’s 85-70 win at Michigan, the program’s first-ever win in Ann Arbor. This marks the Huskers’ best Big Ten finish since joining the conference in 2011-12 and the program’s best conference finish since tying for second in the Big Eight in 1992-93.  Nebraska’s 22 wins and 12 conference victories also tie for second on the Huskers’ all-time single-season list.

Northwestern (21-10, 12-8) claimed the No. 4 seed in the tournament after tying a program record with 12 conference wins. Northwestern tallied 10-plus league wins in consecutive seasons for the first time in school history and secured a .500 or better conference record for the fourth time in the last 56 years. Its 24 Big Ten wins over the last two seasons are their most in consecutive seasons in school history, surpassing 20 wins over the 1930-31 and 1931-32 campaigns.

Each of the tournament’s top four seeds have earned double-byes and will open tournament play in Friday’s quarterfinal round.

The 2024 TIAA Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, March 13 (First Round)

Game 1 (#12 Maryland vs. #13 Rutgers) – 5:30 p.m. CT (Peacock)

Game 2 (#11 Penn State vs. #14 Michigan) – 25 minutes following Game 1 (Peacock)

Thursday, March 14 (Second Round)

Game 3 (#8 Michigan State vs. #9 Minnesota) – 11 a.m. CT (BTN)

Game 4 (#5 Wisconsin vs. Game 1 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 3 (BTN)

Game 5 (#7 Iowa vs. #10 Ohio State ) – 5:30 p.m. CT (BTN)

Game 6 (#6 Indiana vs. Game 2 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 5 (BTN)

Friday, March 15 (Quarterfinals)

Game 7 (#1 Purdue vs. Game 3 winner) – 11 a.m. CT (BTN)

Game 8 (#4 Northwestern vs. Game 4 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 7 (BTN)

Game 9 (#2 Illinois vs. Game 5 winner) – 5:30 p.m. CT (BTN)

Game 10 (#3 Nebraska vs. Game 6 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 9 (BTN)

Saturday, March 16 (Semifinals)

Game 11 (Game 7 vs. Game 8 winner) – 12 p.m. CT (CBS)

Game 12 (Game 9 vs. Game 10 winner) – 25 minutes following Game 11 (CBS)

Sunday, March 17 (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 is also available on the Paramount+ app … for more information, please visit the tournament web site at (2024 TIAA Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Central).