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Big Ten Tournament 2013 schedule and bracket: Quarter-finals set to begin Friday

The Big Ten Tournament heats up as the quarter-finals are set to take place Friday.

Gregory Shamus

The Big Ten Tournaments enters the quarter-final round Friday after opening tournament play on Thursday. The Indiana Hoosiers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Iowa Hawkeyes, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Nebraska Cornhuskers will be the field going forward.

Results from Thursday:

No. 8 Illinois - No. 9 Minnesota

Final Score: 51-49, Illinois advances

No. 8 Illinois rode Brandon Paul's 28 points into the quarter-finals, where they will face the No. 1-seed Indiana Hoosiers.

No. 5 Michigan - No. 12 Penn State

Final Score: 83-66, Michigan advances

The Wolverines poured it on offensively, led by Trey Burkes 21 points.

No. 6 Iowa - No. 11 Northwestern

Final Score: 73-59, Iowa advances

Northwestern got off to a slow start, scoring only 22 first-half points and found themselves in too deep of a hole to climb out.

No. 7 Purdue - No. 10 Nebraska

Final Score: 57-55, Nebraska advances

Nebraska picks up their first Big Ten Tournament victory in a tight one over Purdue, the team that eliminated them last year.

Friday's Big Ten Schedule:

all times listed in CT

No. 1 Indiana - No. 8 Illinois

Tip-off: 11 a.m.

No. 4 Wisconsin - No. 5 Michigan

Tip-off: 1 p.m

No. 3 Michigan State - No. 6 Iowa

Tip-off: 8 p.m.

No. 2 Ohio State - No. 10 Nebraska

Tip-off: 5:30 p.m

Check out the updated bracket here:

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