2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament was held from March 10 through March 13, 2011 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the 13th annual Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship was won by Ohio State who defeated Penn State in the championship game. As a result, Ohio State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The win marked Ohio State's fourth tournament championship and second consecutive (one championship has been vacated).
|2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Ohio State (4th title)|
|Winning coach||Thad Matta (3rd title)|
|MVP||Jared Sullinger (Ohio State)|
|Top scorer||Talor Battle |
|Television||BTN, ESPN, ESPN2, and CBS|
|2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings|
|No. 1 Ohio State †||16||–||2||.889||34||–||3||.919|
|No. 13 Purdue||14||–||4||.778||26||–||8||.765|
|No. 16 Wisconsin||13||–||5||.722||25||–||9||.735|
|† 2011 Big Ten Tournament winner |
Rankings from AP Poll
All Big Ten schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season. The top five teams received a first round bye.
|Seed||School||Conf||1st tiebreak||2nd tiebreak||3rd tiebreak||4th tiebreak||5th tiebreak||6th tiebreak||7th tiebreak|
|4||Michigan||9–9||4–1 vs Ill, PSU, MSU|
|5||Illinois||9–9||3–2 vs Mich, PSU, MSU|
|6||Penn State||9–9||2–4 vs Mich, Ill, MSU||0–2 vs OSU||0–2 vs Pur||1–1 vs Wis||2–0 vs NW||2–0 vs Minn||1–0 vs Iowa|
|7||Michigan State||9–9||2–4 vs Mich, Ill, PSU||0–1 vs OSU||0–2 vs Pur||1–1 vs Wis||2–0 vs NW||2–0 vs Minn||1–1 vs Iowa|
|First round - Thursday, March 10|
|1||1||2:30pm||#9 Minnesota vs. #8 Northwestern||ESPN2||65–75|
|2||5:00pm||#10 Iowa vs. #7 Michigan State||ESPN2||61–66|
|3||7:30pm||#11 Indiana vs. #6 Penn State||BTN||55–61|
|Quarterfinals - Friday, March 11|
|2||4||12:00pm||#8 Northwestern vs. #1 Ohio State||ESPN||61–67 OT|
|5||2:30pm||#5 Illinois vs. #4 Michigan||ESPN||55–60|
|3||6||6:30pm||#7 Michigan State vs. #2 Purdue||BTN||74–56|
|7||9:00pm||#6 Penn State vs. #3 Wisconsin||BTN||36–33|
|Semifinals - Saturday, March 12|
|4||8||1:40pm||#4 Michigan vs. #1 Ohio State||CBS||61–68|
|9||4:00pm||#7 Michigan State vs. #6 Penn State||CBS||48–61|
|Championship - Sunday, March 13|
|5||10||3:30pm||#6 Penn State vs. #1 Ohio State||CBS||60–71|
|*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
|1||#1 Ohio State||67OT|
|1||#1 Ohio State||68|
|1||#1 Ohio State||71|
- Jared Sullinger, Ohio State – Most Outstanding Player
- Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
- Michael Thompson, Northwestern
- Jon Diebler, Ohio State
- William Buford, Ohio State
- Talor Battle, Penn State
- "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "Big Ten Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- "Ohio State-Penn State Postgame Notes". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "Ohio State Wins Big Ten Tournament: Buckeyes Outdistance Penn State, 71-60, in title game". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "MBB: All-Tournament Team Announced". Big Ten. March 13, 2011. Archived from the original on March 15, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.