The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returning in 2020 and 2022 will mark the eleventh and twelfth times that the tournament has been hosted in Indianapolis (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008-12, 2014, 2016).
All 14 conference schools will participate in the tournament, which tips off Wednesday, March 11, with first-round games between the No. 12 and 13 seeds, and the No. 11 and 14 seeds. The No. 5-10 seeds will begin tournament play with second-round games on Thursday, March 12, while the four highest-seeded teams following regular-season play will earn first- and second-round byes and make their tournament debuts in the quarterfinal round on Friday, March 13. The semifinals will take place Saturday, March 14, with the championship game slated for Sunday, March 15.
In addition to the competition, make sure to enjoy:
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It's tradition that each member school in the Big Ten Conference be paired with a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. These restaurants are gathering spots for alumni and fans to convene and cheer on their teams throughout the tournaments.
Maryland: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Ohio State: Champps
Penn State: Harry & Izzy's
Iowa: Punch Bowl Social
Indiana University: Kilroy's Bar & Grill
Michigan: O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant
Illinois: Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Purdue: The District Tap
Michigan State: Slippery Noodle Inn and Ellison Brewing Co.
Nebraska: High Velocity
Wisconsin: Burger Study
Rutgers: Morton's The Steakhouse
Northwestern: Taxman CityWay
Minnesota: Prime 47
Tickets: $20 and up.