2016 Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments

Women's Tournament: March 2-6
Men's Tournament: March 9-13

The Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments return to Indianapolis and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in 2016. This marks the 10th time that both tournaments have been hosted in Indy. 

Indianapolis was the first city to host both tournaments in the same year. The 2016 edition serves as the 19th time the women’s tournament will be held in Indianapolis, while the men tip off in Indy for the tenth time. 

The agreement between the Big Ten Conference and Indiana Sports Corp has Indianapolis as the host of future Big Ten Basketball events with the Men's Tournament returning again in 2020 and 2022 and the Women's Tournament returning from 2017 through 2022.

For more information on the Big Ten Conference, click here. For more information on Bankers Life Fieldhouse, click here.


Ticket Information

To purchase your tickets for the 2016 Women's Big Ten Basketball tournament, click here.
At this time, the 2016 Men's Big Ten tournament is sold out. More tickets may be released to the public in February. If you would like to be notified when tickets become available, please fill out your information below. 

Big Ten Women's Basketball Ancillary Events
  • Big Ten Women’s Basketball Middle School Curriculum Program
    Wednesday, March 2  Friday, March 4 
  • Girl’s Basketball Clinic ● Saturday, March 5  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • Big Ten Thinks Pink ● Saturday, March 5
  • Women’s Pep Rally ● Sunday, March 6 ● 5 - 6 p.m. 
Click here for more information. Please note, schedule of events are subject to change.
Big Ten Men's Basketball Ancillary Events
  • Big Ten Conference Career Expo ● Thursday, March 10 
  • Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award ● Friday, March 11
  • Big Ten Hoops Day 5K ● Saturday, March 12 ● 8:00 a.m.
  • Big Ten Men’s Marathon in 51 Days ● Saturday, March 12 ● 8:00 a.m.
  • Big Party ● Saturday, March 12 ● 6-10 p.m. *ticket is required for entry 
  • Men’s Pep Rally ● Sunday, March 13 ● 12:00pm-2:00pm Ober Lot
Click here for more information. Please note, schedule of events are subject to change.

Restraurant Pairings
2016 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Restaurant Pairings It's tradition that each member school in the Big Ten Conference be paired with a downtown Indianapolis restaurant. These restaurants are gathering spots for alumni and fans to gather and cheer on their teams throughout the tournaments.
Illinois Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Nebraska Granite City
Penn State Harry & Izzy's
Purdue Scotty's Brewhouse
Wisconsin Cadillac Ranch
Indiana University Kilroy's Bar & Grill
Ohio State Champps
Michigan O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant
Michigan State Slippery Noodle Inn
Iowa Indianapolis Colts Grille
Northwestern Champions
Minnesota Hard Rock Café
Maryland Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Rutgers Ike and Jonsey's 

Hoops Day 5K
Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8 a.m. in Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The downtown course runs past many of Indianapolis’ finest attractions including Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Monument Circle, the State Capitol Building, Lucas Oil Stadium and many restaurants in the restaurant paring program. Click here to register and for more information. Registration is $30 before race day and $35 on March 12.