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Updating 2021 Big Ten Tournament Bracket, Odds, Schedule: Illinois, Ohio State Will Meet in Final

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The 2021 Big Ten Tournament final is set — Illinois will take on Ohio State in Sunday’s championship game at 3:30 p.m. ET.

We make the Illini about a 4-point favorite.

We’ll be updating the bracket and probabilities to win the tournament as games happen throughout the weekend.

2021 Big Ten Tournament Bracket

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Big Ten Tournament Odds

Using our PRO Projections, which can create a point spread for every game, we can forecast the probability of each team winning the Big Ten Tournament. Original odds via DraftKings.


Team Odds Probability
Illinois OFF 52.5%
Ohio State OFF 47.5%

Big Ten Tournament Schedule

The Big Ten gives us four games each over the next two days, starting at 11:30 a.m. ET and going until after 11 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, March 10

Game Time
Minnesota 51, Northwestern 46 6:30 p.m. ET
Penn State 72, Nebraska 66 9 p.m. ET

Thursday, March 11

Game Time
Maryland 68, Michigan State 57 11:30 a.m. ET
Ohio State 79, Minnesota 75 2 p.m. ET
Rutgers 61, Indiana 50 6:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin 75, Penn State 74 9 p.m. ET

Friday, March 12

Game Time
Michigan 79, Maryland 66 11:30 a.m. ET
Ohio State 87, Purdue 78 (OT) 2 p.m. ET
Illinois 90, Rutgers 68 6:30 p.m. ET
Iowa 62, Wisconsin 57 9 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 13

Game Time
Ohio State 68, Michigan 67 1 p.m. ET
Illinois 82, Iowa 71 3:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 14

Game Time
Ohio State vs. Illinois 3:30 p.m. ET

Big Ten Tournament Seeds

As we mentioned above and the odds indicate, the Big Ten Tournament favors the top seeds, with 17 of 20 titles going to the 1-3 seeds. Nine of those have gone to the top seed.

Team Seed
1 Michigan
2 Illinois
3 Iowa
4 Purdue
5 Ohio State
6 Wisconsin
7 Rutgers
8 Maryland
9 Michigan State
10 Indiana
11 Penn State
12 Northwestern
13 Minnesota
14 Nebraska

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