What a year a difference makes for Juwan Howard.

A season after he led the Wolverines to a 19-12 record (10-10 Big Ten) as a first-year coach, he turned around in Year 2 and led his alma mater to a 19-3 record (14-3 Big Ten). As a result, Michigan earned the conference’s regular-season title — its first since 2014 — and the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament, not to mention a likely 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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Yet, as incredible as Michigan has been this season, there still are teams that could legitimately challenge the Wolverines for Big Ten supremacy. The most likely candidate is No. 2 seed Illinois, which on March 2 destroyed the Wolverines 76-53 to delay their coronation as regular-season champion.

Even teams such as Iowa, Purdue, Ohio State and Wisconsin have reason to believe they can challenge to win the conference tournament. It truly is an embarrassment of riches in the Big Ten, which makes its season-ending tournament one of the most fascinating in college basketball.

With that, here’s the complete breakdown of the 2021 Big Ten Tournament, from brackets to TV information and schedules:

Big Ten Tournament bracket 2021

SeedTeamRecord (Big Ten)
No. 1Michigan19-3 (14-3)
No. 2Illinois20-6 (16-4)
No. 3Iowa20-7 (14-6)
No. 4Purdue18-8 (13-6)
No. 5Ohio State18-8 (12-8)
No. 6Wisconsin16-11 (10-10)
No. 7Rutgers14-10 (10-10)
No. 8Maryland15-12 (9-11)
No. 9Michigan State15-11 (9-11)
No. 10Indiana12-14 (7-12)
No. 11Penn State10-13 (7-12)
No. 12Northwestern9-14 (6-13)
No. 13Minnesota13-14 (6-14)
No. 14Nebraska7-19 (3-16)

Odds to win Big Ten Tournament

Michigan, predictably, has the shortest odds to win the 2021 Big Ten Tournament, at +150. Behind the Wolverines are a trifecta of teams — Illinois, Iowa and Ohio State — at +350. Purdue and Wisconsin round out the lowest 2021 Big Ten Tournament odds at +1000 and +1500, respectively.

Below are the full odds to win the 2021 Big Ten Tournament:

Ohio State+350
Michigan State+3500
Penn State+20000

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How to watch the Big Ten Tournament live

Each of the first three rounds of the 2021 Big Ten Tournament — Rounds 1 and 2 and the quarterfinals — will be broadcast by the Big Ten Network. The semifinals and the Big Ten championship game will air on CBS. Streaming options include Paramount+ and fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Rounds 1, 2
Big Ten Network
Big Ten Network
Big Ten championship game

​2021 Big Ten Tournament schedule

The 2021 Big Ten Tournament will begin Wednesday, March 10, with Round 1 and run through the championship game on Sunday, March 14. Below is the full schedule for the tournament:

Winning teams in bold

​Round 1: Wednesday, March 10

Game 1: No. 13 Minnesota 51, No. 12 Northwestern 46
Game 2: No. 11 Penn State 72, No. 14 Nebraska 66

Round 2: Thursday, March 11

Game 3: No. 8 Maryland 68, No. 9 Michigan State 57
Game 4: No. 5 Ohio State 79, No. 13 Minnesota 75
Game 5: No. 7 Rutgers 61, No. 10 Indiana 50
Game 6: No. 6 Wisconsin 75, No. 11 Penn State 74

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 12

Game 7: No. 1 Michigan 79, No. 8 Maryland 66
Game 8: No. 5 Ohio State 86, No. 4 Purdue 78 (OT)
Game 9: No. 2 Illinois 90, No. 7 Rutgers 68
Game 10: No. 3 Iowa 62, No. 6 Wisconsin 57

Semifinals: Saturday, March 13

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 11: No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 5 Ohio State1 p.m.CBS, fuboTV
Game 12: No. 2 Illinois vs. No. 3 Iowa25 minutes after Game 11CBS, fuboTV

Big Ten championship game: Sunday, March 14

 Time (ET)TV (national)
Game 13: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner3:30 p.m.CBS, fuboTV

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