Ten Big Ten teams will continue their seasons this week, as the NCAA Tournament and NIT kickoff. The Big Ten will send six teams to the 2024 NCAA Tournament, Illinois, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, and Wisconsin will all be taking part in this year’s tournament. Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio State will compete in the National Invitational Tournament, the second consecutive season that three conference teams have appeared in the NIT.

All NCAA Tournament games will be televised on CBS Sports, TBS, TNT or truTV and watch on-line at https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/watch and the NCAA March Madness Live app, while all NIT games will be broadcast on the ESPN networks and will be available on the ESPN app and on NCAA.com

No. 3 seed Illinois raised its fourth Big Ten Tournament championship with a thrilling 93-87 win over No. 5 sed Wisconsin to win the 2024 TIAA Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament and the league’s automatic bid.  

Five teams are included in both major polls entering the tournaments. Both the AP and USA Today polls list Purdue at No. 3, while Illinois stands at No. 10. Wisconsin returns to the top 25, sitting at No. 23 in the AP and No. 24 in the coaches poll. Nebraska also received votes in both listings, while the coaches recognized Michigan State.


(NOTES: Regional seeds listed with school names for NCAA Tournament  only … all times listed below are Eastern … dates, times and TV coverage subject to change).

2024 Big Ten Men's Basketball NCAA Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 21, 2023 - First Round
South Region - Charlotte, N.C.
#8 Michigan State vs. #9 Mississippi State
12:15 p.m.CBSWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
West Region - Omaha, Neb.
#3 Illinois vs. #14 Morehead State
3:10 p.m.TruTVWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
Friday, March 22, 2023 - First Round
East Region - Brooklyn N.Y.
#9 Northwestern vs. #8 Florida Atlantic
12:15 p.m.CBSWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
East Region - Memphis, Tenn.
#8 Nebraska vs. #9 Texas A&M
6:50 p.m.TNTWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
Midwest Region - Indianapolis, Ind.
#1 Purdue vs. #16 Grambling/Montana State
7:25 p.m.TBSWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
South Region - Brooklyn, N.Y.
#5 Wisconsin vs. #12 James Madison
9:40 p.m.CBSWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
 
2024 Big Ten Men's Basketball NIT Schedule
Tuesday, March 19, 2023 - First Round
#2 Ohio State def. Cornell, 88-837 p.m.ESPN2Watch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
#3 Iowa def. Kansas State, 91-829 p.m.ESPNWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
Minnesota def. #4 Butler, 73-72 OT9:30 p.m.ESPNUWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, 2023 - Second Round
#3 Iowa at #2 UtahTBATBAWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
#2 Ohio  State vs. #2 Virginia TechTBATBAWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score
Minnesota vs. TBATBATBAWatch | Live Stats | Recap | Box Score