March Madness 2014: Big Ten Tournament preview

Mar 8, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach John Beilein takes in the celebration for the regular season Big Ten Championship after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Crisler Arena. Michigan won 84-80. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday, one of the most competitive conferences in the country this past season in college basketball will begin their conference tournament journey as it’s time for the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament to officially get started in Indianapolis.

This year, the Big Ten was most definitely the conference that displayed the most parody. Throughout the year, there were a few teams that at one time or another were considered to be at the top.

By the end of the season, however, it was last year’s national runner-up, the Michigan Wolverines, that emerged victorious. But, given how competitive the conference was top-to-bottom all season long, there’s absolutely no guarantee that they’ll walk away from this when it’s all said and done as the tournament’s champion.

Dates: Mar. 13-16

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

TV Info: ESPN family of networks; Big Ten Network

Live Stream Info: WatchESPN app; BTN2Go

2014 Regular Season Champion: Michigan Wolverines

Here’s a final look at the bracket before things get underway:

Who do you think emerges as the champs? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.


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