2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Big Ten Conference and was played from March 9 to March 12, 2000 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The championship was won by Michigan State who defeated Illinois for the second consecutive year in the championship game. As a result, Michigan State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2000 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
 
ClassificationDivision I
Season199900
Teams11
SiteUnited Center
Chicago, Illinois
ChampionsMichigan State Spartans (2nd title)
Winning coachTom Izzo (2nd title)
MVPMorris Peterson (Michigan State)
TelevisionESPN Plus, ESPN2, CBS
1999–2000 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 2 Michigan State133 .813  327  .821
No. 25 Purdue124 .750  2410  .706
No. 21 Illinois115 .688  2210  .688
No. 22 Indiana106 .625  209  .690
Wisconsin88 .500  2214  .611
Iowa610 .375  1416  .467
Michigan610 .375  1514  .517
Penn State511 .313  1916  .543
Minnesota412 .250  1216  .429
Northwestern016 .000  525  .167
No. 8 Ohio State*51 .833  113  .786
2000 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ohio State: 14 reg. season games; 2 NCAA Tourn. games vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed record: Ohio State (23–7) (13–3)

Due to NCAA sanctions, Ohio State has vacated the records from this tournament.[1]

Seeds

All Big Ten schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season. The top five teams received a first round bye.

Seed School Conference 1st Tiebreaker 2nd Tiebreaker
1 Ohio State 13–3 1–1 vs MSU 1–0 vs Pur
2 Michigan State 13–3 1–1 vs OSU 0–1 vs Pur
3 Purdue 12–4
4 Illinois 11–5
5 Indiana 10–6
6 Wisconsin 8–8
7 Iowa 6–10 1–1 vs Mich 1–0 vs OSU
8 Michigan 6–10 1–1 vs Iowa 0–1 vs OSU
9 Penn State 5–11
10 Minnesota 4–12
11 Northwestern 0–16

Bracket

  Opening round
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 11
Championship
March 12
                                     
       
  1 #4 Ohio State 66  
    9 Penn State 71  
8 Michigan 66
9 Penn State 76  
  9 Penn State 84  
  4 #25 Illinois 94  
       
       
  4 #25 Illinois 72
    5 #18 Indiana 69  
     
       
  4 #25 Illinois 61
  2 #5 Michigan State 76
       
       
  2 #5 Michigan State 75
    7 Iowa 65  
7 Iowa 81
10 Minnesota 78  
  2 #5 Michigan State 55
  6 Wisconsin 46  
       
       
  3 #22 Purdue 66
    6 Wisconsin 78  
6 Wisconsin 51
11 Northwestern 41  

Source[2]

All-Tournament team

Media

Television

Network Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s) Sideline reporter(s)
ESPN Plus (NorthwesternWisconsin, opening round; IowaMichigan State, quarterfinals)
ESPN2 (WisconsinPurdue, quarterfinals)
CBS (semifinals and championship game)
Wayne Larrivee
Dave Barnett
Jim Nantz
Greg Kelser
Quinn Buckner
Billy Packer

Local Radio

Seed Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
2 Michigan State WJIMAM/WJIM-FM (Michigan State) Mark Champion Gus Ganakas
6 Wisconsin WIBAAM/WOLX-FM (Wisconsin) Matt Lepay Mike Lucas

References

  1. Guerrieri, Vince (March 10, 2006). "NCAA slaps Ohio State with severe probation". USA Today.
  2. "Men's Basketball – All-Time Results". Big Ten. Archived from the original on March 5, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
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