By Adam Roberts – 2/9/2021
We’re approximately a month away from the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which up until today was scheduled to take place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
However, change came today from the conference, which is now lining up their tournament with the start of the full men’s basketball tournament in Indianapolis. The Big Ten Tournament will now start at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy on March 10th and run through the 14th.
According to the conference, this decision was made based on a number of factors, including “the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, officials and conference constituents”. They add: “Hosting both the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in the same city allows for cohesive testing and medical protocols for both events, as well as centralized accommodations surrounding the competition venues.”
The tournament will return to Chicago in 2023.