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The heart of Minneapolis transforms to host one of the nation’s most prestigious college basketball events. All 14 Big Ten Conference Men’s basketball teams descend on the Target Center with their eyes set on winning the conference title. Catch all your favorite Big Ten tournament teams live. Sign up to stay in the know for presale opportunities, event announcements and more!

CountDown to Tip-Off
march 13, 2024

Tournament Schedule
Game 1 - Wed, Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm Maryland (#12) def Rutgers (#13) (65-51) Session 1
Game 2 - Wed, Mar 13, 25 minutes after Game 1 Penn State (#11) def Michigan (#14) (66-57) Session 1
Game 3 - Thurs, Mar 14 @ 11:00 am Michigan State (#8) def Minnesota (#9) (77-67) Session 2
Game 4 - Thurs, Mar 14, 25 minutes after Game 3 Wisconsin (#5) def Maryland (#12) (87-56) Session 2
Game 5 - Thurs, Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm Ohio State (#10) def Iowa (#7) (90-78) Session 3
Game 6 - Thurs, Mar 14, 25 minutes after Game 5 Indiana (#6) def Penn State (#11) (61-59) Session 3
Game 7 - Fri, Mar 15 @ 11:00 am Purdue (#1) def Michigan State (#8) (67-62) Session 4
Game 8 - Fri, Mar 15, 25 minutes after Game 7 Wisconsin (#5) def Northwestern (#4) (70-61) Session 4
Game 9 - Fri, Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm Illinois (#2) def Ohio State (10) (77-74) Session 5
Game 10 - Fri, Mar 15, 25 minutes after Game 9 Nebraska (#3) def Indiana (#6) (93-66) Session 5
Game 11 - Sat, Mar 16 @ 12 pm Wisconsin (#5) def Purdue (#1) (76-75) Session 6
Game 12 - Sat, Mar 16, 2:30 pm Illinois (#2) def Nebraska (#3) (98-87) Session 6
Game 13 - Sun, Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm llinois (#2) def Wisconsin (#5) (93-87) Session 7
*Schedule subject to change
Big Ten Makers Market

March 13 – 16 (Wed – Sat), 11am – 6pm

Featuring local creators and Big Ten Conference alumni, the Big Ten Makers Market will be your one-stop shop for handmade goods, artistic creations, and unique finds! Enjoy live music and entertainment, locally made beverages, photo opportunities, and more. With 50 makers showcasing their goods, there is something for everyone!

Minneapolis City Center
Free, Open to All

Big Ten Gives Back

March 14, 3:30-5:00 pm
March is Minnesota Food Share Month and during the 2024 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments Minnesota Sports and Events is partnering with Hands On Twin Cities to support Twin Cities youth facing food insecurity. Join us to bundle snack-packs for local food shelves and youth recreation centers across Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Minneapolis City Center – 1st Floor
Free and open to all with registration
Registration link

Blue Carpet Arrivals

March 17, 12:00 pm
Ahead of the championship game fans are invited to rally in the Target Center lobby to welcome the finalist teams as they walk the blue carpet when they arrive at the arena. The competing school’s spirit squads and pep bands will be on site pumping up the crowd with their rousers and cheers.

Target Center Lobby
Free and open to all

Minnesota Champions Tour

March 13–16 | 11 AM–6 PM
Try your hand at Minnesota classic sports like curling, gymnastics, hockey, and of course, basketball. Fans can stop by and get their faces painted in their school colors, have the chance to win tickets to tournament games, and snap a selfie with some Minnesota sports greats. The Minnesota Champions Tour features several Big Ten alumni and memorabilia exhibit where fans can check out items such as Lou Nanne’s Team USA sweater jersey, Gable Steveson’s shoes and a replica of his gold medal, and much more.

City Center
Free, Open to All

Critical Conversations

March 13 | 3:30-6 PM
Powered by Bell Bank and Star Tribune, this speaker series showcases conversations with a diverse collection of local and national community leaders, influencers, and changemakers representing a wide variety of industries and communities. The discussion will illuminate the ongoing efforts and challenges in promoting diversity and inclusion across all levels of sports. Together, let's envision a future where sports serve as a unifying force, embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Location: Tom’s Watch Bar
Admission: Free admission and open to all with registration
Registration link

Practice with a Purpose

March 15 | 3-5 PM
Ahead of B1G championship weekend, come downtown and hone your basketball skills. The Practice with a Purpose youth skills clinic is open to Minnesota youth in grades 3 - 6. Coached by top Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball alumni, each clinic is 90 minutes and includes skills training, drills, and learning the value of teamwork. Each participant receives a Practice with a Purpose t-shirt, water, and snacks. Parents are able to watch the clinic. These clinics are presented by the Minneapolis Foundation.

Location:: Life Time Fitness at Target Center
Admission: Free and open to all with registration
Registration link

Junior Journalism

March 15-16 (Fri, 2:30-5:30 pm, Sat, 12 - 6:30pm)
Paired with a local member of the local media as their mentor, our Junior Journalists will have the opportunity to experience the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments as a credentialed member of the media. Attending press conferences, conducting interviews, and documenting their experience provides local youth the opportunity to develop key skills as they explore the potential for a future in journalism. Following the tournament participants will produce a final project that will be shared by all partners and published on the Minnesota Sports and Events website. This program is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association.

Location: Target Center, Lexus Club
Admission: Open to Minnesota students in grades 6 through 8 Registration link)