The Big Ten Conference dates back all the way back to its formation in 1896, and is the nation's oldest athletic conference. It has been known primarily as a football conference during much of its history, but has seen dramatic growth in men's basketball over the past few decades. The conference has seen hugely successful teams like Michigan's Fab Five in the early '90s and the stellar Bob Knight-coached Indiana teams of the 1980s.
Traditionally, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament alternated between the United Center in Chicago and the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, but Indy enjoyed a five-year run starting in 2008. This tournament is both a chance to help strong teams with higher seeding as well as give a chance to teams with an automatic bid that would have no chance otherwise. With a bevy of growing basketball powerhouses, the Big Ten looks to continue its growth as one of the strongest athletic conferences in the United States.
Fans attending the Big Ten Tournament buy tickets for sessions instead of individual games, so make sure to check this page to find what session your team is playing in. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Big Ten Basketball Tournament tickets.
2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Preview
The 2016 Big Ten Basketball Tournament is set to tip off on March 9th, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2016, the Big Ten has seen some of its traditional powers, like Michigan State, and Indiana, challenged by conference new comer Maryland, and a very talented Iowa Hawkeyes team. The top half of the Big Ten is as good as any conference in the country, and the Big Ten tournament will feature multiple teams that will end up with high seeds in the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten Tournament will return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time in 2 years, with what could be one of the most talented top half of the conference in the last decade. The 2016 Big Ten Tournament is set to be one of the events of the year in college basketball.
Check out our Big Ten Basketball Tournament Preview History page for previews of previous Big Ten Basketball Tournaments.
Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Address: 125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
The 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is held at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It pits every team in the Big Ten against each other in a bracket-style tournament, with the winner getting an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Teams are seeded from #1 to #12, with the top four seeds getting first-round byes.
Both first round games on Wednesday. #12 vs. #13 and #11 vs. #14.
Second round, two early games on Thursday, #8 vs. #9 and #5 vs. #Game 1 Winner.
Second round, two later games on Thursday. It's the first games for #7, #6 and #10 seeds.
Quarterfinals, two early games on Thursday. It's the first games for #1 and #4 seeds.
Both later games in the quarterfinals on Saturday. It's the first games for #2 and #3 seeds.
Both matchups in the semifinals on Saturday.
Admission to the Big Ten Championship Game. It is the only session that is only one game.
Big Ten Basketball Tournament Event Guide
What is the best time to buy tickets for the Big Ten Tournament?
If you’re just going as a spectator and not a fan of any specific team, buy as early as possible. If you want to see your team, wait until you know what seed they are and then jump on tickets for that session!
Where can I find the Big Ten tournament schedule?
The 2017 Big Ten tournament schedule is listed as soon as it is made available by the tournament, and TicketCity has all the dates and times posted above for all sessions. The tournament is split up into sessions, with each session containing two games except for the last one, which is just the championship game. The gates usually open one hour before the first game of every session. The Big Ten tournament is in Indianapolis and runs from March 9-19th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
How can I buy cheap Big Ten Championship Game tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Big Ten Championship Game tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Big Ten Championship Game ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the games. Bigger matchups typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Big Ten Championship Game matchup is less intriguing. Marquee teams, like the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Big Ten Championship Game ticket prices. The Big Ten Championship Game is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early before the big push in late November.
Can I buy tickets for just the game that my team is playing in?
For this tournament, tickets are only sold as sessions and therefore you are buying a pass to two games (unless it’s the final).
Where should I go to eat or drink before the Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse?
A number of the best sports bars in the State of Indiana are within walking distance of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Before Big Ten Tournament Championship games, we recommend trying The Pub Indianapolis, or Kilroys Bar and Grill. Both have great atmospheres and are typically full of Big Ten basketball fans before the games.
What teams have won the Big Ten Tournament?
Of all of the major college basketball conference tournaments, the Big Ten Tournament has been one of the hardest to dominate. Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin have been able to separate themselves as the most dominate teams through the first two decades of the tournament, but no team has been able to singularly pull away from the pack. For a complete list of former Big Ten Touranment winners, visit our Big Ten Tournament Champions page.