2009 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament All-Session Tickets on Sale Saturday, Dec. 6
Dec. 3, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – All-session tickets for the 2009 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. EST at all 11 Big Ten university ticket offices, Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (317) 239-5151. The 12th annual event will be held March 12-15, 2009, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
All-session tickets, which include 10 games over four days, will be available for either $275 or $175 depending on seat location. Orders will be limited to 12 all-session tickets.
The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments will call Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse home through 2012. The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Indianapolis to crown the 2009 Tournament Champion and award the conference’s automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Indianapolis also hosted the men’s event in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. After welcoming 969,038 patrons in its first decade, the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament broke the one-million mark in total attendance in 2008. Five different representatives have become Big Ten Tournament champions with each school winning the tournament twice: Illinois (2003, 2005), Iowa (2001, 2006), Michigan State (1999, 2000), Ohio State (2007) and Wisconsin (2004, 2008).
The bracket for the 2009 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, along with information on tickets, travel, lodging, tournament history and more can be found at both www.bigten.org and www.indianasportscorp.com.
Fans wishing to purchase all-session tickets within their university’s fan block are encouraged to contact their school’s ticket office.
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The tournament schedule, including TV information, is as follows (game times are listed in EST):
Session 1 (First Round)
Game 1: Thursday, March 12, Noon – #8 Seed vs. #9 Seed, Big Ten Network
Game 2: Thursday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. – #7 Seed vs. #10 Seed, ESPN2
Game 3: Thursday, March 12, 5 p.m. – #6 Seed vs. #11 Seed, ESPN2
Session 2 (Quarterfinals)
Game 4: Friday, March 13, Noon – #1 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner, ESPN
Game 5: Friday, March 13, 2:30 p.m. – #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed, ESPN
Session 3 (Quarterfinals)
Game 6: Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – #2 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner, Big Ten Network
Game 7: Friday, March 13, 9 p.m. – #3 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner, Big Ten Network
Session 4 (Semifinals)
Game 8: Saturday, March 14, 1:40 p.m. – Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner, CBS Sports
Game 9: Saturday, March 14, 4:05 p.m. – Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner, CBS Sports
Session 5 (Championship)
Game 10: Sunday, March 15, 3:30 p.m. – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, CBS Sports
The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $100 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Indiana Sports Corporation (ISC) is the amateur sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids, and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. ISC was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. For more information, visit www.indianasportscorp.com.