Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament


Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

Come for some March madness to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at the United Center March 13-17 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Chicago for the 10th time and returns to the United Center for the first time since 2015. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, March 13. The top four teams will receive first- and second-round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 15. CBS Sports will provide coverage of the semifinals on Saturday, March 16 and championship game, on Sunday, March 17, for the 22nd season, dating back to the tournament’s inception in 1998.

The Big Ten is really the Big Fifteen, with outsiders Maryland, Rutgers and Nebraska accounting for the expansion. Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State are undefeated early in the season. Ohio State, Minnesota, Purdue, and Maryland have just one loss each. Local favorites Northwester and Illinois are, uh, no-wins.

Both’s Joe Lunardi and’s Jerry Palm have 10 Big Ten teams projected for the NCAA Tournament. Those two agree that Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Maryland and Minnesota. Lunardi lists Purdue. Palm, whose projections were last updated in mid-December, lists Penn State instead.

The United Center, “the house that Jordon built,” is located at 1901 West Madison Street in Chicago. For tickets to the Men’s Big 10 Basketball Tournament, go online to and follow the prompts.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Men’s Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the united Center, offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.