ROSEMONT, Ill. (Feb. 26, 2023) – The Purdue University men’s basketball team clinched a share of the 2022-23 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball championship today with Maryland’s win over No. 21 Northwestern. Despite falling to 13-5 in the Big Ten after Saturday’s loss to No. 17 Indiana, the Boilermakers own a two-game lead over four teams who sit at 11-7 in the league with two games to play.
This is Purdue’s 25th Big Ten men’s basketball title, three more than Indiana for the most in conference history, and its first since sharing the 2019 crown with Michigan State.
Purdue will travel to Wisconsin on Thursday, before closing its regular season on March 5, as it welcomes Illinois to Mackey Arena.
Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern and Michigan closed this weekend’s action tied for second in the conference at 11-7 in the standings with two games to play.
The Hoosiers will host Iowa on Tuesday before closing the regular season on Sunday with a home date against Michigan. Maryland will face a pair of road contests, visiting Ohio State on Wednesday and Penn State on Sunday. Northwestern will host the Nittany Lions on Wednesday and visit Rutgers on Sunday, while Michigan will visit Illinois on Thursday before meeting Indiana on Sunday.
The 2023 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 8-12 at United Center in Minneapolis. Fans are encouraged to visit the official Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament web site (bigten.org/MBBT) and follow Big Ten Men’s Basketball on Twitter (@B1GMBBall) throughout the 2022-23 season for more information.
Big Ten Conference (bigten.org) is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching, and public service. Founded in 1896, Big Ten Conference has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness, and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten Conference institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.