INDIANAPOLIS — As expected, it was confirmed Thursday that the Big Ten Conference is moving its men’s basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis next month, joining the women’s league tournament and the entire NCAA Tournament in the Circle City.

The Big Ten is expected to officially announce the change of venue Friday morning.

The conference has been exploring the details to move the men’s tournament from Chicago’s United Center to Indianapolis for months. The games are scheduled from Wednesday, March 10 through Sunday, March 14.

The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament was already scheduled for Bankers Life Fieldhouse from March 9-13.