It’s every college basketball fan’s favorite time of year. And once again, Indianapolis is taking part in some of the March Madness action.
Indiana Sports Corp and Bankers Life Fieldhouse are excited to be the hosts for the 2018 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. This year marks the 21st time in the event's 25-year history that it will take place in the Circle City. From Feb. 28-March 4, all 14 teams from the Big Ten conference will battle it out for the conference tournament title.
Ohio State (24-6, 13-3 Big Ten) secured the outright Big Ten championship on Sunday with its 89-64 win at Penn State. The Buckeyes collect their second consecutive conference title and 16th Big Ten women’s basketball crown, the most of any conference school. They also receive the No. 1 seed for this week’s Big Ten Tournament.
Ohio State will open tournament play on Friday with a quarterfinal contest at noon (ET) against the winner of the second-round game between No. 8 seed Purdue and No. 9 seed Rutgers.
Three-time defending tournament champion Maryland (23-6, 12-4) is the No. 2 seed for this year’s Big Ten Tournament, the second year in a row the Terrapins will play from that spot in the bracket. Maryland tips off its postseason schedule at 6:30 p.m. (ET) Friday with a tournament quarterfinal game against the winner of the second-round matchup between No. 7 seed Indiana and 10th-seeded Michigan State.
All 13 games of this year’s Big Ten Tournament will be televised live to a national audience, with games on the first three days (first round through quarterfinals) broadcast live on BTN2Go (available to authenticated BTN subscribers) as well as through several Regional Sports Networks around the country (check local listings for times and availability). BTN will also carry Saturday’s semifinals live on its linear network, as well as through its BTN2Go platform. Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament championship game will be televised live on ESPN2 and the WatchESPN platform.
General public tickets will be available at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800)745-3000. Single-session ticket prices vary from $8 to $16 depending on the session, while all-session tickets are available for $75. For more information, be sure to visit the Indiana Sports Corp website.