February 26th, 2018

When the Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany decided to play the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden, it came with one significant caveat – it would be played a week earlier than normal. That, of course, created a couple of key issues for teams in the conference. First, it meant playing a condensed schedule that started with a pair of Big Ten games before the end of the calendar year and fewer days off between games.

Source: Detroit News