Nov. 9, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced the bracket Saturday night for the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. Ohio State is the sixth seed and will face third-seeded Michigan State in the quarterfinals at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. ET at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The Buckeyes (5-7-5, 1-3-2 B1G) and Spartans (10-4-3, 3-2-1 B1G) tied, 1-1, in double overtime Oct. 13 in East Lansing, Mich.
After winning its second-consecutive title, Penn State earned the No. 1 seed and first-round bye of the tournament. The championship will be hosted by Ohio State University, with the opening-round matchups beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Wisconsin earned the No. 2 seed after concluding the regular season with a 4-2-0 conference record. The Badgers will face No. 7 Northwestern in Wednesday’s final game at 7 p.m. ET. The two teams previously met on Nov. 3, with Wisconsin defeating the Wildcats, 1-0.
Michigan garnered the No. 4 seed with a 3-3-0 conference record. The Wolverines will face off with No. 5 Indiana in the tournament’s second game at 4:30 p.m. ET. Michigan defeated the Hoosiers, 2-1, when the two teams previously met on Oct. 26.
The top-seeded Nittany Lions will face the winner of the Michigan-Indiana matchup at Noon ET in Friday’s first semifinal game. The second semifinal game will begin at 2:30 p.m. ET, while the championship match will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
BTN will stream the quarterfinals live on the Big Ten Digital Network, while the semifinals and finals will be available live on both BTN and BTN2Go.
2013 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 13
Quarterfinal #1: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 Ohio State – 2 p.m. (BTDN)
Quarterfinal #2: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 5 Indiana – 4:30 p.m. (BTDN)
Quarterfinal #3: No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Northwestern – 7 p.m. (BTDN)
Friday, Nov. 15
Semifinal #1: No. 1 Penn State vs. Winner Game 2– Noon (BTN)
Semifinal #2: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 – 2:30 p.m. (BTN)
Sunday, Nov. 17
Championship: Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2 – 2 p.m. (BTN)