ROSEMONT, Ill. – Following its 68-61 victory over Michigan State, Wisconsin clinched at least a share of its 18th Big Ten Championship at the Kohl Center on Sunday.
Boasting a 14-2 mark with two games remaining in the conference season, the Badgers won their first Big Ten title since 2008. Wisconsin can claim the outright championship with one more conference victory.
Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky led all scorers with 31 points and eight rebounds in his final home game, while Nigel Hayes added 14 points. The Badgers shot 52.0 percent from the field and recorded a 35-24 rebounding advantage.
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the United Center in Chicago from March 11-15 and will feature a five-day format for the first time in conference history, including general admission seating for Wednesday’s first-round games. All-session tickets remain on sale, while single-session tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, March 2, at Noon CT.
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to Chicago for the ninth time, including the inaugural event in 1998 and most recently in 2013.