Oct. 29, 2009
The Big Ten Conference office announced bracket adjustments for the 2010 Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments to be held at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
The 2010 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held from March 4-7, will begin the semifinal and championship rounds one hour earlier than the 2009 event. On Saturday, March 6, the semifinals will now begin at 5 p.m. ET, while the championship game on Sunday, March 7, will now start at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The 2010 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which will be played from March 11-14, has pushed back the start time for the opening round games. On Thursday, March 11, the opening game of the tournament between the eighth and ninth seeds will now begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments return to Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse for the third of a five-year commitment running through the 2012 events. The women’s event will be held in the Circle City for the 15th time in 16 years and will be hosted by Conseco Fieldhouse for the ninth consecutive season. The men’s tournament has been played at the facility in five of the last eight years, including the 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009 events.