The Big Ten men's basketball tournament tips off today (Wednesday) in Indianapolis.  The first game of the tourney is Illinois vs. Minnesota at 3:30 pm. 


*The pregame show begins at 2:30 pm today here on the Big-Z. 


Illinois - #12 seed - 13-18 overall (5-13, Big Ten)

Minnesota - #13 seed - 8-22 overall (2-16, Big Ten)


The Illinois - Minnesota winner will play #5 seed-Iowa Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm. 




The other first round game Thursday night in the Big Ten tourney is Rutgers vs. Nebraska.  Game time - 6 pm.


Other games Thursday include: Northwestern vs. Michigan - and - Ohio State vs. Penn State. 


The top 4 seeds have a bye until Friday:

(1) Indiana

(2) Michigan State

(3) Maryland

(4) Purdue