Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2015-2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 9 - 13, 2016
Champions:#2 Michigan State
Runner-Up:#4 Purdue
MVP/MOP:Denzel Valentine (Michigan State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Denzel Valentine (Michigan State, Sr.), Zak Irvin (Michigan, Jr.), Shavon Shields (Nebraska, Sr.), Vince Edwards (Purdue, So.), A.J. Hammons (Purdue, Sr.)
Championship Venue:Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Chris Beaver, Bo Boroski, D.J. Carstensen, DJ Carstenson, DJ Cartensen, Bill Ek, Donnie Epley, Donnie Eppley, Steve McJunkins, Robert Riley, Larry Scirotto, Lamont Simpson, Gene Steratore, Gene Steretore, Paul Szelc, Ted Valentine, Terry Wymer

2015-2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Shavon Shields (Nebraska, Sr.) (59)
Total Rebounds:A.J. Hammons (Purdue, Sr.) (28)
Total Assists:Denzel Valentine (Michigan State, Sr.) (27)
Total Steals:Benny Parker (Nebraska, Sr.) (8), Malcolm Hill (Illinois, Jr.) (8)
Total Blocks:Michael Jacobson (Nebraska, Fr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Derrick Walton, Jr. (Michigan, Jr.) (114)
Total FIC:Denzel Valentine (Michigan State, Sr.) (58.4)
Total Fouls:Mark Donnal (Michigan, So.) (13)
Total Turnovers:Shavon Shields (Nebraska, Sr.) (9), Malcolm Hill (Illinois, Jr.) (9)
Total FGs:A.J. Hammons (Purdue, Sr.) (20), Shavon Shields (Nebraska, Sr.) (20)
Total 3PM:Andrew White (Nebraska, Jr.) (10)
Total FTs:Marc Loving (Ohio State, Jr.) (16)

2015-2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
 
 
 
12 Illinois 85
13 Minnesota 52
 
 
 
 
11 Nebraska 89
14 Rutgers 72
 
Second Round
 
8 Michigan 72
9 Northwestern 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Iowa 66
12 Illinois 68
 
7 Ohio State 79
10 Penn State 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Wisconsin 58
11 Nebraska 70
 
Quarterfinals
 
 
1 Indiana 69
8 Michigan 72
 
 
 
4 Purdue 89
12 Illinois 58
 
 
 
 
 
2 Michigan State 81
7 Ohio State 54
 
 
 
3 Maryland 97
11 Nebraska 86
Semifinals
 
 
 
4 Purdue 76
8 Michigan 59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Michigan State 64
3 Maryland 61
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Michigan State 66
4 Purdue 62

2015-2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Indiana 25  78.13% 15  83.33%
2 Michigan State 28  84.85% 13  72.22%
3 Maryland 25  75.76% 12  66.67%
4 Purdue 26  78.79% 12  66.67%
5 Iowa 21  10  67.74% 12  66.67%
6 Wisconsin 20  12  62.50% 12  66.67%
7 Ohio State 20  13  60.61% 11  61.11%
8 Michigan 22  12  64.71% 10  55.56%
9 Northwestern 20  12  62.50% 10  44.44%
10 Penn State 16  16  50.00% 11  38.89%
11 Nebraska 16  18  47.06% 12  33.33%
12 Illinois 15  19  44.12% 13  27.78%
13 Minnesota 23  25.81% 16  11.11%
14 Rutgers 25  21.88% 17  5.56%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2015-2016 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 9, 2016 #13 Minnesota (L) #12 Illinois (W) 52-85 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 17. Michael Finke
REB: 6. Malcolm Hill
AST: 4. Jaylon Tate
PTS: 12. Charles Buggs
REB: 9. Jordan Murphy
AST: 3. Jordan Murphy
Mar 9, 2016 #14 Rutgers (L) #11 Nebraska (W) 72-89 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 20. Shavon Shields
REB: 11. Shavon Shields
AST: 5. Glynn Watson
PTS: 14. Mike Williams
REB: 7. Greg Lewis
AST: 4. Bishop Daniels
Mar 10, 2016 #9 Northwestern (L) #8 Michigan (W) 70-72 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 21. Duncan Robinson
REB: 8. Zak Irvin
AST: 5. Derrick Walton, Jr.
PTS: 21. Tre Demps
REB: 13. Alexandru Olah
AST: 5. Bryant McIntosh
Mar 10, 2016 #12 Illinois (W) #5 Iowa (L) 68-66 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 29. Peter Jok
REB: 10. Adam Woodbury
AST: 8. Mike Gesell
PTS: 17. Jalen Coleman-Lands
REB: 7. Maverick Morgan
AST: 5. Malcolm Hill
Mar 10, 2016 #10 Penn State (L) #7 Ohio State (W) 75-79 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 24. Marc Loving
REB: 10. JaQuan Lyle
AST: 5. JaQuan Lyle
PTS: 25. Shep Garner
REB: 5. Shep Garner
AST: 5. Shep Garner
Mar 10, 2016 #11 Nebraska (W) #6 Wisconsin (L) 70-58 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 17. Ethan Happ
REB: 8. Vitto Brown
AST: 4. Bronson Koenig
PTS: 20. Shavon Shields
REB: 9. Shavon Shields
AST: 2. Shavon Shields
Mar 11, 2016 #8 Michigan (W) #1 Indiana (L) 72-69 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 16. Troy Williams
REB: 7. Thomas Bryant
AST: 8. Yogi Ferrell
PTS: 17. Zak Irvin
REB: 5. Zak Irvin
AST: 12. Derrick Walton, Jr.
Mar 11, 2016 #12 Illinois (L) #4 Purdue (W) 58-89 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 16. Isaac Haas
REB: 12. Caleb Swanigan
AST: 6. Johnny Hill
PTS: 17. Maverick Morgan
REB: 7. Malcolm Hill
AST: 2. Kendrick Nunn
Mar 11, 2016 #7 Ohio State (L) #2 Michigan State (W) 54-81 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 19. Denzel Valentine
REB: 9. Denzel Valentine
AST: 8. Denzel Valentine
PTS: 10. JaQuan Lyle
REB: 6. Keita Bates-Diop
AST: 2. Keita Bates-Diop
Mar 11, 2016 #11 Nebraska (L) #3 Maryland (W) 86-97 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 26. Jake Layman
REB: 8. Diamond Stone
AST: 8. Melo Trimble
PTS: 25. Andrew White
REB: 6. Michael Jacobson
AST: 3. Glynn Watson
Mar 12, 2016 #8 Michigan (L) #4 Purdue (W) 59-76 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 27. A.J. Hammons
REB: 11. A.J. Hammons
AST: 6. Rapheal Davis
PTS: 15. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman
REB: 6. Derrick Walton, Jr.
AST: 5. Derrick Walton, Jr.
Mar 12, 2016 #3 Maryland (L) #2 Michigan State (W) 61-64 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 18. Denzel Valentine
REB: 7. Denzel Valentine
AST: 10. Denzel Valentine
PTS: 18. Robert Carter, Jr.
REB: 8. Robert Carter, Jr.
AST: 3. Rasheed Sulaimon
Mar 13, 2016 #4 Purdue (L) #2 Michigan State (W) 62-66 Bankers Life Fieldhouse PTS: 15. Denzel Valentine
REB: 10. Denzel Valentine
AST: 9. Denzel Valentine
PTS: 19. Vince Edwards
REB: 9. A.J. Hammons
AST: 3. Rapheal Davis