7 Facts you didn’t know about the BigTen Tournament

Posted: March 9, 2015 by jmklee in Uncategorized

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The BigTen Tournament kicks off Wednesday for the 18th time in conference history.  Here are some stats and facts that caught my eye while taking a look at tournaments past.  (BTW, I don’t care about vacated wins.  I saw them win and nothing changes that.  It is the dumbest punishment doled out in sports.) Anyway here is what I found.

  • Michigan St. and Ohio St. have combined to win more than half the titles.  9 or 17.
  • Ohio St. has cut down the nets 5 times.  More than any other school 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • The lowest seed to win the tournament is a 6 seed.  The 2001 Iowa Hawkeyes.
  • Illinois has been runner-up more than any other school.  4 times 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008.
  • An Indiana school has only cut the nets down once.  The 2009 Purdue Boilermakers.  (insert Tom Crean joke here)
  • Teams seeded 3rd or lower has won the tournament 4 times.  1998 Michigan 4 seed, 2001 Iowa 6 seed, 2003 Purdue 3 seed, 2014 Michigan St. 3 seed.
  • Only 3 final gams have been decided by less than 5 points.
Comments
  1. hoovadeuce22 says:

    I’m saying this as an IU fan. They do not deserve to be in the tourney. You lose 8 of your last 12 games……give that spot to Murray St. They won 24 in a row (I don’t care about what conference they are in) that deserves at least a shot.

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