Updated Big Ten tournament matchups: Who does Penn State play?

College basketball fans are eagerly waiting for the calendar to turn from February to March. That’s when the best part of the season happens with conference tournaments leading into the NCAA Tournament.

While there are still some regular season games left on the Big Ten calendar, it’s never too early to check and see where teams are currently seeded in the conference tourney.

Teams who finish the regular season record in the top four of the standings receive a double bye. The five and six seeds receive a single bye and play the winner of the 12 vs. 13 and 11 vs. 14 matchups, respectively.

For teams with the same record, a tie breaker format is used to determine who gets the higher seed.

Here is how everything is currently seeded and what the matchups would be.

Seeds (Conference Record)

COLUMBUS, OH – FEBRUARY 23: Jalen Pickett #22 of the Penn State Nittany Lions drives the ball against the defense of Brice Sensabaugh #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the second half at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on February 23, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. Penn State defeated Ohio State 75-71. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

  1. Purdue (13-5)

  2. Indiana (11-7)

  3. Maryland (11-7)

  4. Northwestern (11-7)

  5. Michigan (11-7)

  6. Illinois (10-8)

  7. Iowa (10-8)

  8. Rutgers (10-8)

  9. Michigan State (9-8)

  10. Penn State (8-10)

  11. Wisconsin (8-10)

  12. Nebraska (8-10)

  13. Ohio State (4-14)

  14. Minnesota (1-16)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Feb 5, 2023; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Keisei Tominaga (30) celebrates a three point basket against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the second half at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

  • Game 1: Ohio State vs. Nebraska

  • Game 2: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Feb 18, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Seth Lundy (1) reacts to his shot against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

  • Game 3: Michigan State vs. Rutgers

  • Game 4: Game 1 Winner vs. Michigan

  • Game 5: Penn State vs. Iowa

  • Game 6: Game 2 Winner vs. Illinois

Friday, March 10, 2023

Jan 8, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions guard Jalen Pickett (22) defends a shot from Purdue Boilermakers guard Braden Smith (3) in the first half at The Palestra. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

  • Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Purdue

  • Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. Northwestern

  • Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Indiana

  • Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. Maryland

Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament Info

The tournament will be held in Chicago, IL with games taking place at the United Center.

Iowa is the defending champion after beating Purdue in the championship game last year, 75-68.

The first 10 games of the tournament will be shown on Big Ten Network. The remaining games will be broadcasted on CBS.

Penn State's games this week

Wednesday, March 1st

  • Penn State @ Northwestern

Sunday, March 5th

  • Maryland @ Penn State

Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire