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Big Ten Tournament 2011: Tournament Schedule Finalized

The Big Ten regular season has come to a conclusion, and the seedings and match-ups for the 2011 Big Ten Basketball Tournament are officially set. Here's where and when you can see all of the Big Ten basketball action, starting next Thursday.

First Round, played on Thursday, March 10

Game 1 - #8 Northwestern Wildcats vs #9 Minnesota Golden Gophers, 1:30 PM Central Time, ESPN2

Game 2 - #7 Michigan State Spartans vs #10 Iowa Hawkeyes, 25 minutes after conclusion of Game 1, ESPN2

Game 3 - #6 Penn State Nittany Lions vs #11 Indiana Hoosiers, 6:30 PM Central Time, Big Ten Network

Second Round, Friday, March 11

Game 4 - #1 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Winner of Game 1 (Northwestern/Minnesota), 11 AM Central Time, ESPN

Game 5 - #4 Illinois Fighting Illini vs #5 Michigan Wolverines, 25 minutes after conclusion of Game 4, ESPN

Game 6 - #2 Purdue Boilermakers vs Winner of Game 2 (Michigan State/Iowa), 5:30 PM Central Time, Big Ten Network

Game 7 - #3 Wisconsin Badgers vs Winner of Game 3 (Penn State/Indiana), 25 minutes after conclusion of Game 6, Big Ten Network

Semi-Finals, Saturday, March 12

Game 8 - Winner of Game 4 vs Winner of Game 5, 12:40 PM Central Time, CBS

Game 9 - Winner of Game 6 vs Winner of Game 7, 25 minutes after conclusion of Game 8, CBS

Finals, Sunday, March 13

Game 10 - Championship Game, 2:30 PM Central Time, CBS

The Big Ten Basketball Tournament will be held at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. We will have all the coverage and results right here at SB Nation Minnesota.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.