Big Ten Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Penn State Beats Indiana, 61-55

Penn State kept alive its hopes of making the NCAA Tournament as they defeated Indiana, 61-55. The Lions had three starters score in double digits, but it was their work around the glass that helped them overcome Indiana's late first-half lead and hold the lead in the last half of the game. The held a 28-19 advantage over the Hoosiers in rebounds.

Penn State now must face the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday. Even if they are able to defeat the Badgers, that may not be enough to get them an at-large selection. A win in the semifinals would likely be the way into the Tournament.

Penn State and Wisconsin will be found on ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

For more on this game, Penn St. Nittany Lions fans should visit Black Shoe Diaries and SB Nation Pittsburgh, and Indiana Hoosiers fans should visit The Crimson Quarry and SB Nation Indiana.

Here is the full Big Ten Tournament 2011 bracket (all times EST):    

First Round: Thursday, March 10

No. 8 Northwestern Wildcats def. No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers, 75-65

No. 7 Michigan State Spartans def. No. 10 Iowa Hawkeyes, 66-61

No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions def. No. 11 Indiana Hoosiers, 61-55

Quarterfinals: Friday, March 11

No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Northwestern, noon, ESPN2

No. 4 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 5 Illinois Fighting Illini, 25 minutes after Ohio State game, ESPN2

No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan State, 6:30 p.m., Big Ten Network

No. 3 Wisconsin Badgers vs. Penn State 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Semifinals: Saturday, March 12

Ohio State/Northwestern winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 1:40 p.m., CBS

Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 25 minutes after first semifinal, CBS

Championship game: Sunday, March 13

Semifinals winners, 9, ESPN

For more on the 2011 Big Ten tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join BT PowerhouseOff Tackle Empire, and SB Nation ChicagoBrowse our 298 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

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