How to watch Big Ten basketball tournament: Live stream, TV coverage

How to watch the Big Ten basketball tournament from March 9 to 13 online: TV, live streaming info.
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The 2016 Big Ten men's basketball tournament returns to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Wednesday with the championship game scheduled for Sunday. 

All 14 Big Ten teams will play in the tournament with the winner receiving the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Last year, two teams from the conference made the Final Four. 

The Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Sports will broadcast the tournament. 


Big Ten Network: BTN2Go


CBS Sports: Video Player


View the tournament bracket here.

March 9

Game 1: Minnesota vs. Illinois, 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2

​Game 2: Rutgers vs. Nebraska, 7 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network

March 10

Game 3: Northwestern vs. Michigan, Noon ET on BTN

Game 4: Winner of Game 1 vs. Iowa, 25 minutes after Game 3, BTN

Game 5: Penn State vs. Ohio State, 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Game 6: Winner of Game 2 vs. Wisconsin, 25 minutes after Game 5 on ESPN2

​March 11

Game 7: Winner of Game 3 vs. Indiana, Noon on ESPN

Game 8: Winner of Game 4 vs. Purdue, 25 minutes after Game 7 on ESPN

Game 9: Winner of Game 5 vs. Michigan State, 6:30 p.m. on BTN

Game 10: Winner of Game 6 vs. Maryland, 25 minutes after Game 9 on BTN

March 12

Semifinal round on CBS Sports at 1 p.m. ET and 3:30 p.m. ET

March 13

Championship game on CBS Sports at 3 p.m. ET