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Big Ten moves men’s basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis

CHICAGO (WPTA21) - The 2021 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will take place in Indianapolis, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Officials decided to move the competition to Lucas Oil Stadium from the United Center in Chicago after considering what the conference called "multiple factors":

  • Health and safety concerns
  • Benefits of having the men's and women's tournaments in the same location (regarding COVID-19 testing)
  • Centralized accommodations around the competition venue

The tournament will take place March 10-14, preceding the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which will happen entirely in central Indiana.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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