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103 UI senior Aaron White has played in five league tournament games in his career, averaging 8.4 points and four rebounds, while Oglesby aver- ages 7.2 points in five contests. Oglesby poured in team-high 20 points against the Spartans in the 2012 tournament in Indianapolis. Junior Mike Gesell has averaged 7.7 points in three Big Ten Tournament contests. Fans interested in purchasing tickets to this year's Big Ten Tournament can do so via Ticketmaster or the United Center box office. "Chicago is a great city to host the tournament be- cause there are a number of Big Ten alumni who live in the city and suburbs, including an incredible number of Hawkeye fans," said UI head coach Fran McCaffery. "Every year, the fan support for this tournament is phenomenal and it should be no different this year. We look forward to returning to Chicago and competing for a Big Ten Tournament championship." Junior Jarrod Uthoff stays grounded no matter what game is being played, but admits he gets ex- tra motivated when the calendar turns to March. "I remain even-keeled when I'm on the court, but when tournament time comes around you get pretty excited as a player," Uthoff said. "I get pretty excited knowing that the tournament is right around the corner. March is one of my favorite times of the year." T he 2015 Big Ten Conference Men's Bas- ketball Tournament returns to the United Center in Chicago from March 11-15. is season marks the ninth time that the "Madhouse on Madison" will serve as host to the conference tournament and, because of league expansion, the first time it will consist of five days of competition. University of Iowa senior Josh Oglesby enjoys the Chicago tournament experience. "I like Chicago because it's close in proximity for our families and more of our fans represent in Chicago than have in the past at Indianapo- lis," said Oglesby. "Being able to play in the United Center is pretty neat." Iowa won the 2001 tournament when it was held in Chicago. Reggie Evans was tabbed the tourna- ment's Most Outstanding Player aer collecting a tournament-record 51 rebounds in four games. To this day, Iowa is the only Big Ten team to win four games in four days to capture the Big Ten Tourna- ment title. e Hawkeyes will need that type of magic this March because they will begin tournament play on ursday. (Visit hawkeyesports.com for postseason schedule updates). Iowa is one of five teams to win multiple Big Ten Tournament championships and is 8-5 in Big Ten Tournament games played in the United Center since 2000. In 2013, Iowa bounced Northwestern in the first round before being edged by Michigan State, 59-56, in the quarterfinals. MARCH SCHEDULE March 3 at Indiana March 7 Northwestern (Senior Day) March 11-15 at Big Ten Tournament (Chicago)

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