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Thursday / November 21.
  • Michigan State, Purdue are top two seeds in Big Ten Tourney

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    Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin are the top four seeds in the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday evening. The 22nd annual event will be played from March 13 — March 17 at the United Center in Chicago.

    Michigan State and Purdue finished with a 16-4 conference record and shared the regular-season title on Saturday afternoon. Michigan State earned the No. 1 seed, while Purdue earned the No. 2 seed. The Spartans will play Friday at 11:30 a.m. CT and the Boilermakers will play at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

    Michigan earned the No. 3 seed finishing 15-5 in the regular-season standings, while Wisconsin earned the No. 4 seed and the final double-bye of the tournament finishing 14-6 in the regular season.

    The tournament begins on Wednesday with two opening-round games of No. 13 Nebraska vs. No. 12 Rutgers at 5:30 p.m. CT followed by No. 11 Illinois vs. No. 14 Northwestern. BTN will broadcast games on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with CBS set to televise the semifinals on Saturday and championship game on Sunday.



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.