Big Ten Tournament History and trivia.

Here is a brief look at the history of the Big Ten Tournament and how IU and other teams have fared.  These are actual results, including ultimately vacated wins by Michigan and others.

Tournament champions

Illinois, 2 (2003, 2005)

Iowa, 2 (2001, 2006)

Michigan State, 2 (1999, 2000)

Ohio State, 2 (2002, 2007)

Wisconsin, 2 (2004, 2008)

Michigan, 1 (1998) (vacated)

Purdue, 1 (2009)

Most wins

Illinois, 22

Ohio State, 15

Wisconsin, 14

Iowa, 13

Michigan State, 13

Michigan,9

Minnesota,9

Indiana, 8

Purdue,7

Penn State,6

Northwestern, 4

 

Winning percentage

Illinois, .688 (22-10)

Ohio State, .600 (15-10)

Wisconsin, .583 (14-10)

Iowa, .565 (13-10)

Michigan State, .565 (13-10)

Michigan, .450 (9-11)

Minnesota, .428 (9-12)

Indiana, .400 (8-12)

Purdue, .388 (7-11)

Penn State, .333 (6-12)

Northwestern, .250 (4-12)

 

In Indianapolis:

Iowa: 6-4

Wisconsin: 6-3

Illinois:7-5

Ohio State:7-4

Minnesota: 6-5

Michigan State: 5-5

Indiana: 3-5

Michigan:4-5

Northwestern: 1-5

Penn State:2-5

Purdue:3-4


IU vs. opponents in Big Ten Tournament:

Illinois 1-5

Iowa 0-2

Michigan 1-0

Michigan State 1-0

Minnesota 0-2

Northwestern 0-0

Ohio State 2-1

Penn State 1-1

Purdue 0-1

Wisconsin 2-0

Notes:

  • This will be IU's fifth appearance on the first day, but the fourth in eight years. 
  • No current IU player has won a Big Ten Tournament game.
  • IU's 2009 loss to Penn State was the first time the Hoosiers had been eliminated on the first day of the BTT (IU lost its first game of the tournament in 1999, 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2008, but had the bye in each of those seasons).
  • Now that IU is playing Northwestern, IU now have played every conference school in the BTT at least once.
  • Before 2009, Purdue was 0-4 in Indianapolis and ranked dead last in winning percentage. 
  • Illinois is 15-5 in Chicago but only 7-5 in Indianapolis.  
  • Northwestern is the only team that has never earned a bye.  NU's best seed was #6, in 2004, and the Wildcats, who are the #7 seed this year, were also #7 in 2002.  The Wildcats are 3-1 in their four BTT games as the higher seed. 
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