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Big Ten Tournament 2016: bracket, seeding, schedule, TV channels

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The Big Ten Conference tournament bracket is set. Indiana is the top seed, with Michigan State, Maryland and Purdue also earning league double byes.

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The 2016 Big Ten men's basketball tournament bracket is set. Here's complete seeding information, along with the tournament bracket, scheduling and TV information.

Double byes

No. 1 seed: The Indiana Hoosiers (25-6) are the top seed in this year's tournament, capturing the Big Ten regular season title with a 15-3 conference mark. The Hoosiers capped off their season with a 80-62 win over Maryland on Sunday. Indiana will face the winner of No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Northwestern on Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET.

No. 2. seed: Michigan State is the No. 2 seed, going 13-5 in conference play this season. The Spartans will face the winner of No. 7 Ohio State and No. 10 Penn State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network. 

No. 3 seed: Maryland earned the No. 3 seed with Wisconsin's loss to Purdue Sunday evening. They're likely to face the Badgers in their first game.

No. 4 seed: Purdue earned the No. 4 seed with its win over Wisconsin and Maryland's loss to Indiana. The Boilermakers will face the winner of Thursday's game between No. 5 Iowa and the winner of Wednesday's game between No. 12 Illinois and No. 13 Minnesota. That game will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday.

Single bye

No. 5 seed: Iowa earned the No. 5 seed and will face the winner of Wednesday's game between No. 12 Illinois and No. 13 Minnesota on Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET on BTN.

No 6 seed: Wisconsin earned the No. 6 seed with its loss to Purdue Sunday evening. The Badgers will take on the winner of Wednesday's game between No. 11 Nebraska and No. 14 Rutgers Thursday at approximately 9 p.m. ET.

No. 7 seed: Ohio State earned the No. 7 seed and will take on No. 10 Penn State Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET.

No. 8 seed: Michigan is the No. 8 seed and will take on No. 9 seed Northwestern on Thursday at noon on Thursday on BTN.

No. 9 seed: Northwestern is the No. 9 seed and will face No. 8 seed Michigan at noon on Thursday on BTN.

No. 10 seed: Penn State earned the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 seed Ohio State Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET.

First round

No. 11 seed: Nebraska is the No. 11 seed and will face No. 14 Rutgers on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN.

No. 12 seed: Illinois earned the No. 12 seed and will play No. 13 Minnesota on Wednesday at 4:30 ET.

No. 13 seed: Minnesota earned the No. 13 seed and will face No. 12 seed Illinois on Wednesday at 4:30 ET.

No. 14 seed: Rutgers earned the No. 14 seed and will face No. 11 Nebraska on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN.

Here is the full Big Ten bracket:

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Wednesday

Illinois (12) vs. Minnesota (13)€” 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Nebraska (11) vs. Rutgers (14) 7 p.m. ET, BTN

Thursday

Michigan (8) vs. Northwestern (9) Noon ET, BTN
Iowa (5) vs. Illinois (12)/Minnesota (13) 2:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Ohio State (7) vs. Penn State (10)  6:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Wisconsin (6) vs. Nebraska (11)/Rutgers (14) 9 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Friday

Indiana (1) vs. Michigan (8)/Northwestern (9) Noon ET, ESPN
Purdue (4) vs. Iowa (5)/Illinois (12)/Minnesota (13) 2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Michigan State (2) vs. Ohio State (7)/Penn State (10) 6:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Maryland (3) vs. Wisconsin (6)/Nebraska (11)/Rutgers (14) 9 p.m. ET, BTN

Saturday

Semifinal 1: 1 p.m. ET, CBS
Semifinal 2: 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS

Sunday

Final: 3 p.m. ET, CBS