The 2014 Big Ten Tournament live stream and TV schedule gets underway tomorrow from Indianapolis, Indiana. The host team will officially get the action underway as the Indiana Hoosiers take on the Fighting Illini of Illinois in the first of four games on the schedule.
The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the March Madness NCAA Tournament.
According to the Chicago Tribune on March 12, Michigan enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed, but it is the Ohio State Buckeyes who are the defending Big Ten Tournament champs and have ruled the tournament of late. The Buckeyes have won 3 of the last 4 Big Ten Tournaments, but history is not on their side this season.
The Buckeyes are the No. 5 seed this year, and the winner of the Big Ten tournament 11 of the last 12 years has been the No. 1 or No. 2 seed.
The top four seeds in this year's tourney, which all have first round byes are all Michigan, (2) Wisconsin, (3) Michigan State and (4) Nebraska. If any team could surprise at this tourney it may be Nebraska. The Cornhuskers play tough basketball and can rebound with the best of them. The tournament always has a surprise or two in them and this year will probably be no different.
Fans can catch all of the action for games one and two on the Big Ten Network nationally and streaming online at BTN2go.com, while the last two games of round one will be televised on ESPN2 and streaming live on WatchESPN
Here is a look at the Round 1 schedule and odds for each game.\
Game 1: Indiana vs. Illinois (Indiana -1) — Noon EST
Game 2: Ohio State vs. Purdue (OSU -8) — 2:30 p.m. EST
Game 3: Minnesota vs. Penn State (Minnesota -4) — 6:30 p.m. ET
Game 4: Iowa vs. Northwestern (Iowa -12) — 9:45 p.m. EST