Sweet 16: IU, OSU back in action tonight

Two of the Big Ten’s four Sweet 16 teams tip off tonight in their drive for a national basketball championship. First, it’s Ohio State vs. Arizona at 7:47 p.m. ET ( preview | scoreboard | BTN Connect), and then it’s Indiana vs. Syracuse at 9:45 p.m. ET ( preview | scoreboard | BTN Connect).

Earlier this week, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart looked at all four games involving Big Ten teams, and then he asked “Could all four Big Ten teams make the Final Four?” In their preview of Thursday’s games, the Big Ten Geeks crunched the numbers and the results suggest Indiana and Ohio State victories. Read how this conclusion was reached here.

Start your Sweet 16 Thursday with us as BTN/BTN2Go airs the live coach and player press conferences for Friday’s game Michigan, Michigan State and their opponents today starting at 2 p.m. ET. BTN also airs two special compilation episodes “The Journey 2013” that highlight the Wolverines and the Spartans from the past season of the show. Find the full schedule for Thursday’s BTN/BTN2Go schedule in this post.

THURSDAY’S TV PRESS CONFERENCE AND “JOURNEY’ SCHEDULE
2 p.m. Michigan State pregame press conference live with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and selected players.
2:30 p.m Duke pregame press conference live with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and selected  players.
3 p.m “The Journey 2013″ Michigan State compilation.
3:30 p.m. Michigan pregame press conference live with Michigan coach John Beilein and selected players.
4 p.m. Kansas pregame press conference live with Kansas coach Bill Self and selected players.
4:30 p.m. “The Journey 2013″ Michigan compilation.
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