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.” 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:


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


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


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


Championship: Post-Game Press Conferences – 5:30 p.m. ET 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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Adam eyes on 3/14/2013 @ 9:20am EDT Said:

11 games in the tourney, I expect 7 will not end until OT.

The Wonder Chimp (@TheWonderChimp) on 3/14/2013 @ 2:01pm EDT Said:

Minnesota/Illinois a great game but Gus Johnson turns it into a circus with his whooping, wailing, screaming. It’s demeaning. Woe to all the color men forced to sit silently beside him while he jabbers on non-stop with his nonsense.

Jonathan on 3/14/2013 @ 2:25pm EDT Said:

Nice to hear Gus Johnson with late-game, game-winning calls again (in March).

Also nice move by BTN to have the person who hit the game-winner on-set with Dave Revsine within 4 minutes of hitting that game-winner. That’s something you won’t see from other networks.

marylynn boatright on 3/14/2013 @ 2:29pm EDT Said:

Could you get your audio working? We are loosing last minutes of first half and game.
Wrong mic’s are on.

Keegan from madison on 3/14/2013 @ 2:30pm EDT Said:


    We apologize and are working swiftly to correct the issue.

Robert on 3/14/2013 @ 2:33pm EDT Said:

Let’s hope the audio feed gets fixed soon. Only heard about half of the Minn / IL game.

Roberta DeLong Belen on 3/14/2013 @ 2:36pm EDT Said:

sound isn’t working for comcast customers

Nunzeo (@jcor23) on 3/14/2013 @ 2:56pm EDT Said:

Man MICHIGAN is such a mentally weak team. They let everyone push them around. No clue how to box out and their big men miss more shots inside 3 feet then any team ever

Drew on 3/14/2013 @ 3:58pm EDT Said:

LOVE Gus johnson!!!!!

The Wonder Chimp (@TheWonderChimp) on 3/14/2013 @ 9:47pm EDT Said:

Gus Johnson’s agent called out his PR people. Okay, what IS IT about Gus that is so great? His wailing? His run-ons that keep the color men sitting on their mikes? HIs out and out mistake calls? How about him trashing Minnesota early, dismissing them, then, oops? as will happen in a game of runs, he comes back to lionize them. Schizophrenic game calling.