Indiana coach Archie Miller discusses the B1G Tournament's potential move to Indianapolis
Indiana basketball coach Archie Miller is in favor of moving the Big Ten Tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis.
The potential move has been rumored for weeks and was made more likely after comments made by Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez over the weekend.
If the tournament does move, it would be to limit travel for teams inbetween the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA Tournament, which is being held within the state of Indiana.
The Hoosiers’ proximity to Indianapolis obviously makes Miller a bit biased, but he did raise some good points when asked about the potential switch.
“It protects the teams that are in the tournament, with less travel,” Miller said via the Indianapolis Star. “I think the city of Chicago right now is very difficult to navigate with hotels, social distancing protocols, eating — a lot of things a lot of people probably aren’t thinking about (regarding the conference tournament) that require you to go to a city for multiple days and be together that just (aren’t) doable right now.
“It’s practical for the teams that are moving on, and I think Indianapolis being where everything is going to be held would make some sense if that were to happen.”
The Big Ten tournament is set to begin on March 10 with Selection Sunday happening on March 14.