After a wild regular season, the 2015 Big Ten Tournament will tip-off in Chicago this week and, for the first time ever, will be featuring 14 member institutions. As expected, Frank Kaminsky and No. 6 Wisconsin dominated league play this year and have received a coveted double-bye; No. 10 Maryland, Michigan State, and Purdue earned the other three.
The action will begin at 3:30pm CT on Wednesday afternoon as Nebraska faces Penn State; that will be followed by Minnesota and Rutgers at 7:00pm CT.
This will be the 18th tournament in Big Ten Conference history; the first was played in 1998. This will be the 9th time the the tournament has been held at the United Center in Chicago--which makes it the event's most frequent host. Ohio State and Michigan State have both won a conference-leading four tournament titles while Illinois and Iowa follow suit with two each.
Final Regular Season Standings:
|1.||No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers||16-2||28-3|
|2.||No. 10 Maryland Terrapins||14-4||26-5|
|3.||Michigan State Spartans||12-6||21-10|
|6.||No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes||11-7||22-9|
|7.||Illinois Fighting Illini||9-9||19-12|
|10.||Minnesota Golden Gophers||6-12||17-14|
|13.||Penn State Nittany Lions||4-14||15-16|
|14.||Rutgers Scarlet Knights||2-16||10-21|