B1G Tourney: Two lower seeds card wins on Day 1

The opening day of the Big Ten tourney did not disappoint. No. 9 Illinois dispatched Indiana, No. 5 Ohio State eliminated No. 12 Purdue, No. 7 Minnesota held off No. 10 Penn State and No. 11 Northwestern upset No. 6 Iowa. On Friday night, BTN/BTN2Go airs No. 2 seed Wisconsin vs. Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by No. 3 seed Michigan State vs. Northwestern.

Can’t get to a TV? Then make sure you have BTN2Go, our live mobile app for iPhone and iPad and for Android devices, or just use BTN2Go.com. Friday’s early games are No. 1 seed Michigan vs. Illinois at noon (ESPN) and No. 4 seed Nebraska vs. No. 5 seed Ohio State.

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) and web editor Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) are at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and are filing updates to BTN.com all day. Follow @BigTenNetwork on Twitter for in-game highlights and special moments, and we’ll be adding those same videos in our main video player, too. We’ll also be posting images from Indianapolis to the Big Ten Network’s Instagram account. The Instagram page for our acclaimed TV show “The Journey” is another worthy follow this weekend. Use BTN Connect to track the conversation happening around all of the Big Ten teams, too. After each game, watch the coaches’ press conferences live and free via the Big Ten Digital Network.

Get our complete TV coverage plan for the entire weekend here. Also, have a look at the images of the 2013-2014 season in the fantastic video in this post.

[ MORE: Thursday's scoreboard | Friday's scoreboard | Tourney bracket (PDF) ]

An interactive tournament bracket is also posted below, and it will update throughout the day.

Also on Twitter, follow these accounts for updates all weekend.




























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tom on 3/13/2014 @ 6:50pm EDT Said:

Why in the world do we have to watch the Illinois / IU again after IU lost instead of the game that is being played LIVE….

    BTN.com staff on 3/14/2014 @ 11:28am EDT Said:

    Tom, because ESPN2 has the rights to the two night games.

      tom on 3/14/2014 @ 11:48am EDT Said:

      Wow, I’m impressed you responded. I did find the other game on ESPN. Just a frustrated Boiler fan having to watch IU..lol Thanks for responding.

      BTN.com staff on 3/14/2014 @ 12:50pm EDT Said:

      No problem, Tom. We try our best.

Kevin on 3/14/2014 @ 3:02pm EDT Said:

Curious as to who the commentators were for yesterday’s OSU vs. Purdue game. Can’t seem to find it anywhere. Little help, please?

    BTN.com staff on 3/14/2014 @ 3:08pm EDT Said:

    Kevin Kugler and Stephen Bardo.