Big Ten Basketball Tournament 2012: Times, Bracket, Schedule And More

EAST LANSING, MI - MARCH 04: William Buford #44 of the Ohio State Buckeyes drives the ball around Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during the second half of the game at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Ohio State defeated Michigan State Spartans 72-70 and won a share of the Big Ten Title. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The 2012 Big Ten Tournament schedule and bracket was released following Sunday's regular season finales. The Michigan State Spartans earned the No. 1 seed despite a 3-way tie atop the conference standing with Ohio State and Michigan.

The 2012 Big Ten Tournament schedule and bracket has been released following Sunday's regular season finales. Ohio State's win over Michigan State forced a three-way tie atop the conference standings along with Michigan. The Spartans earned the tournament's top seed on tiebreakers.

Indiana beat Purdue to earn the No. 5 seed over the Boilermakers, while Penn State's loss to the Wolverines gave the Nittany Lions the No. 12 seed.

Here's a full bracket and schedule for the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. All times Eastern.

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Game 1: No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini -- 11:30 a.m., Big Ten Network
Game 2: No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers vs. No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions -- 2:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Game 3: No. 7 Northwestern Wildcats vs. No. 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers -- 5:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers vs. No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers -- 8:00 p.m., ESPN2

Friday, March 9, 2012
Game 5: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans vs. 8/9 winner -- Noon, ESPN
Game 6: No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers vs. 5/12 winner -- 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 7: No. 2 Michigan Wolverines vs. 7/10 -- 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Game 8: No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. 6/11 winner -- 9:00 p.m., Big Ten Network

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Game 9: Winners of Friday's early games -- 1:40 p.m., CBS Sports
Game 10: Winners of Friday's late games -- 4:10 p.m., CBS Sports

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Game 11: Tournament Championship -- 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports

For more on the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, head over to the SB Nation blog BT Powerhouse.

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