The 20th annual Men's Big Ten Basketball Tournament will begin on March 8th and conclude with the championship game on March 12th. Purdue is the number one seed in this year's event that's being held at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be play their first game on Thursday, March 9th. The game will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. You can watch all of the action on ESPN 2. According to casinos in Las Vegas, the Hawks are a 28-1 underdog to win the Big Ten Tournament. The Purdue Boilermakers are the favorite to win it all followed by Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The Hawks have been on fire winning four in a row to end the regular season. Iowa had an impressive 90-79 win over the weekend against Penn State The team is on a roll, I sure hope this winning streak will continue.....at least for a few more weeks.

Go Hawks!