Four top seeds advance to semifinals

Four top seeds advance to semifinals

Tonight’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament finale was thriller as No. 3 seed Michigan State rallied and then held off No. 6 Iowa. In the night’s first game, Ohio State defeated Nebraska. Earlier today, top seed Indiana dispatched Illinois and Wisconsin beat Michigan, 68-59. Watch “The Big Ten Finale” right now on BTN/BTN2Go as we’ll recap all of the day’s action.

Have you seen our amazing new live and in-depth tourney box scores? We track player speed, rebounding percentage, and secondary assists among other categories. Look back at every tourney game.

Also tonight, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart), BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina), and Big Ten Geeks bloggers Josh Reed and Mike Portscheller (@bigtengeeks) delivered instant insights and analysis. Track their updates and others on BTN Connect, and and find tweet maps by school plus fan photos.

Earlier, Dienhart previews all of today’s games. Need Thursday’s recaps with video, stats, and more? Illinois edged Minnesota, Michigan handled Penn State, Nebraska dropped Purdue, and Iowa eliminated Northwestern.

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:

Friday

Game 5: Post-Game Press Conferences
Game 6: Post-Game Press Conferences
Game 7: Post-Game Press Conferences
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

Any news update relating to the tournament 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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