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Big Ten Tournament 2012 Bracket, Schedule Announced

The bracket and schedule are set for the 2012 Big Ten tournament. The action will tip off in Indianapolis next Thursday at 11:30 a.m. between Iowa and Illinois, with the winner set to meet Michigan State a day later. It will continue with games between Indiana and Penn State, Northwestern and Minnesota and Purdue and Nebraska. For Michigan, it will take on the Northwestern/Minnesota winner on Friday.

Related: Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State tie for Big Ten regular-season title

Here's a look at the full schedule for the 2012 Big Ten tournament (all times Eastern):

Thursday, March 8

Game 1: No. 8 Iowa vs. No. 9 Illinois (11:30 a.m., BTN)

Game 2: No. 5 Indiana vs. No. 12 Penn State (2 p.m., BTN)

Game 3: No. 7 Northwestern vs. No. 10 Minnesota (5:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Game 4: No. 6 Purdue vs. No. 11 Nebraska (8 p.m., ESPN2)

Friday, March 9

Game 5: No. 1 Michigan State vs. Game 1 winner (Noon, ESPN)

Game 6: No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Game 2 winner (2:30 p.m., ESPN)

Game 7: No. 2 Michigan vs. Game 3 winner (6:30 p.m., BTN)

Game 8: No. 3 Ohio State vs. Game 4 winner (9 p.m., BTN)

Saturday, March 10

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner (1:40 p.m., CBS)

Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (4:10 p.m., CBS)

Sunday, March 11

Championship Game: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner (3:30 p.m. CBS)

You can take a look at the full Big Ten tournament bracket here, and make sure to stay tuned to our Big Ten tournament StoryStream all week for full coverage of all the action in Indy.

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