Big Ten Conference commissioner Jim Delany announced the men’s basketball tournament will be played at Madison Square Garden in 2018.
League play will start in December during the 2017-18 season, about a week earlier than usual, to accommodate the Garden. That means there will be a week between the Big Ten championship and the NCAA Tournament’s Selection Sunday.
The Big Ten Tourament will be in Chicago in 2015, Indianapolis in 2016 and Washington in 2017.
Delany also announced the Big Ten will begin an annual basketball-hockey doubleheader at the Garden starting in 2016.