Big Ten Tourney: Day 1 action is in the books

Big Ten Tourney: Day 1 action is in the books

The first day of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament had it’s share of excitement. Illinois beat Minnesota 51-49 with a Brandon Paul jumper at the buzzer while Michigan handled Penn State, 83-66. Later, No. 7 Purdue fell to No. 10 Nebraska, 57-55. The last game of the night: No. 6 Iowa eliminates No. 11 Northwestern

Tune into BTN/BTN2Go tonight after the games for the most complete coverage of all four Big Ten games on “The Big Ten Finale.” BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart), web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina), and Big Ten Geeks bloggers Josh Reed and Mike Portscheller (@bigtengeeks) are delivering their insights and analysis via Twitter on BTN Connect, the place to be for all games the entire tournament.

Watch all postgame press conferences from the United Center live and for free via the Big Ten Digital Network. Use this menu of links below to go straight to your event:

Thursday

Game 1: Post-Game Press Conferences
Game 2: Post-Game Press Conferences
Game 3: Post-Game Press Conferences
Game 4: Post-Game Press Conferences

Friday

Game 5: Post-Game Press Conferences – 2 p.m. ET
Game 6: Post-Game Press Conferences – 4:30 p.m. ET
Game 7: Post-Game Press Conferences – 8:30 p.m. ET
Game 8: Post-Game Press Conferences – 11 p.m. ET

Saturday

Semifinals 1: Post-Game Press Conferences – 3:40 p.m. ET
Semifinals 2: Post-Game Press Conferences – 6:10 p.m. ET

Sunday

Championship: Post-Game Press Conferences – 5:30 p.m. ET

BTN.com posts: Any news update relating to the tournament will flow into our 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament section. Bookmark it and find all of our work there. Our popular tournament scoreboard section with scores and stats is here.

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Today
1:01 PMMarshall at Penn St.Watch
1:05 PMKennesaw St. at MichiganWatch
1:57 PMBucknell at RutgersWatch
2:03 PMS. Dakota at NebraskaWatch
2:03 PMNE-Omaha at IowaWatch
3:00 PMDetroit Mercy at MinnesotaWatch
3:30 PMMinnesota at WisconsinWatch
4:30 PMFairleigh Dickinson at Ohio St.Watch

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