Big Ten basketball tournament bracket released

The 2023-24 Big Ten regular season concluded on Sunday.

For Wisconsin, the finale was a 78-70 loss to Purdue that dropped the team to 19-12, 11-9 in Big Ten play.

Purdue finished atop the conference with a stellar 17-3 record, a full three games clear of second-place Illinois. After the Illini, the third-best records were shared by Nebraska and Northwestern, both relative surprises after low expectations entering the season.

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Then Wisconsin’s 11-9 record fits in, six games behind Purdue.

The rest of the conference is bunched up behind the Badgers, with three teams at 10-10, three at 9-11, two at 7-13 and Michigan at 3-17.

The Big Ten Tournament begins Wednesday evening with No. 13 Rutgers vs. No. 12 Maryland and No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 11 Penn State. Then the action resumes on Thursday with most other teams in action.

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Here’s the official 2024 Big Ten Tournament bracket:

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