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1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Classification  Division I
Teams  11
Season  1998–99
Winning coach  Tom Izzo (1st title)
1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Site  United Center Chicago, Illinois
Champions  Michigan State (1st title)


The 1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 4 to March 7, 1999. The tournament was held at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and won by Michigan State as they defeated Illinois in the championship game. As winner of the tournament, Michigan State received the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Contents

Due to NCAA sanctions, Michigan and Ohio State have vacated the records from this tournament. Similarly, Minnesota's appearance in the tournament was voided.

Seeds

All Big Ten schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records. Seeding for the tournament was determined at the close of the regular conference season. The top five teams received a first round bye.

All-Tournament Team

  • Cory Bradford, Illinois
  • Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State – Most Outstanding Player
  • Antonio Smith, Michigan State
  • Evan Eschmeyer, Northwestern
  • Michael Redd, Ohio State
  • References

    1999 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia


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