The Big Ten Tournament will be an exciting one when it tips off in Chicago next week, and the champion will have a chance to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament (with some help from other conferences).

Heading into the tourney, the No. 1 seed is Michigan State, followed by fellow regular-season co-champion Purdue at the No. 2 spot.

As you can see below, the seeds 1-14 have been set after Sunday’s game between Wisconsin and Ohio State ended with a Badger victory in overtime. Here’s how things will shape up next week:


  1. Michigan State
  2. Purdue
  3. Michigan
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Maryland
  6. Iowa
  7. Minnesota
  8. Ohio State
  9. Indiana
  10. Penn State
  11. Illinois
  12. Rutgers
  13. Nebraska
  14. Northwestern


Wednesday, March 13

  • No. 12 Rutgers vs. No. 13 Nebraska, 5:30 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
  • No. 11 Illinois vs. No. 14 Northwestern, 8 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)

Thursday, March 14

  • No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Indiana, 11:30 a.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
  • No. 5 Maryland vs. Rutgers/Nebraska, 25 minutes after above game (Big Ten Network)
  • No. 7 Minnesota vs. No. 10 Penn State, 6 p.m. CT (Big Ten Network)
  • No. 6 Iowa vs. Illinois/Northwestern, 25 minutes after above game (Big Ten Network)

We’ll update the bracket as teams advance.