Dec. 31, 2012
-- Chicagoans will have the opportunity to attend the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament once again from March 14th through the 17th. Chicago is proud to host the event for the seventh time at the United Center, after the Big Ten Tournament first came to the city in 1998 and five times since then.
Chicago residents and Midwesterners will have plenty of teams to root for, including Chicago’s Big Ten Team The Northwestern Wildcats. The Fighting Illini of U of I is also a major contender, not to mention Michigan State, the number one seed, earning them a first round-by. This will also mark the fifth year in the last seven that the Big Ten has had six or more teams in the bracket and the fourth straight year in a row the Big Ten has had five or more teams in the NCAA Tournament. Fans can check out rankings and breakdown of the tournament in the NCAA NCAA Post Season Release and Roster (http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/031312aab....
Rounding out the tournament bracket are The Indiana Hoosiers, The Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, The Wisconsin Badgers, Nebraska Huskers, The Minnesota Gophers, and The Iowa Hawkeyes.
Lower level tickets can be purchased from all 12 Big Ten ticket offices. On campus sale dates are available from each school. All-session tickets for 100 and 200 levels can be purchased for $325, and $175 or $240 for 300 level tickets. There is a limit of eight tickets per order for all-session tickets. Tickets can be purchased online or through Big Ten university ticket offices.
The tournament will also offers the special discount rate for students of the Big Ten Universities at $50 for all-session with a current valid student ID. Discount student seating is in the balcony and limited to one all-session pass per student. University ticket offices will have more information on student ticket distribution and other details.
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