BADGER MEN GET A #3 SEED IN BIG TEN TOURNEY
Monday, March 7th, 2011 -- 10:48 AMThe Big Ten announced on Sunday the bracket for the 2011 Big Ten Men?s Basketball Tournament, which will be played Thursday through Sunday, March 10-13, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Wisconsin (23-7, 13-5) has earned a No. 3 seed and will take on the winner of the No. 6 Penn State vs. 11th-seeded Indiana on Friday at approximately 8 p.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network. Ohio State is the No. 1 seed for the fifth time in history after winning the outright conference title with a 16-2 Big Ten record. Purdue earns the No. 2 seed with a 14-4 record, while Michigan (9-9) is No. 4 and Illinois (9-9) is No. 5. Wisconsin earns the No. 3 seed for the second time and earns a first-round bye for the 11th-straight year. The Badgers are seeking their third tournament title, most recently having won the event in 2008. The tournament will tip off at 1:30 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 10, as No. 8 Northwestern (7-11) takes on No. 9 Minnesota (6-12) on ESPN2. Big Ten Tournament semifinal games will be played on Saturday, beginning at 12:40 p.m. CT on CBS Sports. The championship game tips off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Sunday and will also be broadcast by CBS Sports.
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