2014 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Tickets
The Big 10 is one of the most dominant conferences
in the Men's College Basketball and when the conference tournament rolls around, the intensity and level of competition feels
just like the NCAA Tournament. Every year the Big 10 conference is a who's who of the Top 25, and when the teams square off
to name a tournament champion, the games are as thrilling and competitive as any tournament in the sport. The 2014 Big 10
Men's Basketball Tournament will be held at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana, the home of the NBA's Indiana
Pacers, on March 13-16, 2014. Ranked as one of the best venues in the country, the atmosphere at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will
be unparalleled with the big lights of an NBA Arena and national television cameras for every game of the tournament. Don't
miss one of the premier College Basketball events of the year when big time programs like Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin
battle for a berth into the NCAA Tournament and the right to cut down the new as Big 10 Tournament Champions.
There are millions of reasons to love college basketball. The buzzer beaters, the conference tournaments, the
bracket breakers, and the cutting of the net are just a few eternal images of a sport that captivates millions of sports fans
every season. Unlike college football, the playoff system of the NCAA Tournament is one where on any given night the underdog
can take down the top seed, the small school can shock the storied program, and young men can make themselves a hero with
one shot. Programs like Gonzaga, Memphis, Creighton and Virginia Commonwealth have taken the world by storm and proven that
the amount of endowments or the size of student body can never give you an automatic road to the Final Four. This game is
about talent, hard work, heart and sometimes just a little bit of magic. Come tournament time, any team can seize the day
and write their own destiny, which is what makes this sport so incredibly popular. Fans continue to come together by the millions
to watch this great sport where anything is possible, knowing that someday a #16 will take down a #1 seed. That is what sets
college basketball apart and why everyone sheds a tear during "One Shining Moment" because anything is possible.
Year after year, the Big 10 Basketball Tournament is one of the most sought after tickets of the year. Some
of the biggest programs in the country come together to duke it out for Big 10 supremacy and a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Some of the best rivalries in the game take the floor over these three days in March like the Indiana vs Purdue and Michigan
vs Ohio State. This years tournament takes place at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which was named the number
1 venue in the NBA in 2005-2007. They have since added state of the art audio visual equipment that enhance an already spectacular
viewing experience for every fan in the arena. Big 10 fans will be treated to 11 games, all nationally televised, where the
spirit of the student sections is thunderous and the players play for all the marbles. Over three days, this incredible sporting
event is sure to have a little bit of everything, so get to Indianapolis and root on your team, all the way to the Final Four.
Since 1998, the Big 10 Conference has competed in a postseason tournament to earn an automatic berth
to the NCAA Tournament. Since its inception, the Big 10 Tournament has been filled with incredible games and upsets. In 1999,
the 11 seed Illinois Fighting Illini made it all the way to the tournament's championship game before losing to the Michigan
State Spartans. Another unexpected tournament champion was the 2001 Iowa Hawkeyes, who entered the tournament as the #6 seed
and defeated the #4 Indiana Hoosiers to advance to the Big Dance. Iowa was led by power forward Reggie Evans, who won the
tournaments MVP award after setting tournament records in free throws attempted, free throws made and in rebounding. Since
then, marquee college basketball players like Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft, Michigan State's Draymond Green,
Wisconsin's Devin Harris and Purdue's Robbie Hummel are just a few who have also taken home the tournament's coveted MVP trophy.
There is nothing like the amazing school spirit that each team's fans display when they get together every year and this years
tournament might just be the best yet.
Which Big 10 school hold the records for most wins in the
Big 10 Men's Basketball Tournament?
The Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois have 25 wins in the Big 10 Tournament,
leading all teams. Illinois has played in the championship game 6 times, winning the tournament in 2003 and 2005. Their all
time record is 25-14, with the Ohio State Buckeyes coming in second with 20 all time Big 10 Tournament wins.