Following Thursday's action, the Day 2 bracket and schedule for the 2012 Big Ten Tournament is now official. The 12-seed Penn State Nittany Lions didn't put up much of a fight, sending the Indiana Hoosiers on to the next round to tip off against the Wisconsin Badgers at 2:30 p.m. ET in what should be one of the more highly anticipated matchups of the day.
The top-seeded Michigan State Spartans will take on Iowa after the Hawkeyes survived a tight bout with Illinois. Michigan got a break when the Northwestern Wildcats blew a lead before falling to the 10-seed Minnesota Golden Gophers in overtime.
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 64,
No. 9 Illinois Fighting Illini 61
Game 2: No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers 75,
No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions 58
Game 3: No. 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers 75,
No. 7 Northwestern Wildcats 68
Game 4: No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers 79,
No. 11 Nebraska Cornhuskers 61
Friday, March 9, 2012
Game 5: No. 1 Michigan State Spartans vs. No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes -- Noon, ESPN
Game 6: No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers -- 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 7: No. 2 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 10 Minnesota Golden Gophers -- 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Game 8: No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 6 Purdue Boilermakers -- 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.