Don’t count out the Badgers. In fact, this team may have been the Big Ten’s best hope for March glory all along. Yes, Wisconsin is only a No. 8 seed but the Badgers are not a typical No. 8 seed.
Purdue was in a close game with Kansas Thursday, until it wasn't. The No. 1 Jayhawks turned on the afterburners in the second half and dusted the Boilers, 98-66.
Michigan's magic ran out Thursday as No. 3 seed Oregon beat the No. 7 seed Wolverines, 69-68. Derrick Walton Jr.'s potential game-winning shot fell short at the buzzer, putting an end to Michigan's March run.
There has been no better story this March then the improbable run of the Michigan Wolverines. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart details how they got here.
Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
We all know the stars for three Big Ten teams remaining in the NCAA tourney. But who are the X-factors for each team as we head toward the Sweet 16?
Beware the Badgers. This is a seasoned team that most agree was way underseeded in this NCAA tourney bracket. Wisconsin finished second in the Big Ten in the regular season and advanced to the league title game. Still, the Selection Committee slotted UW as a No. 8. What?
Matt Painter’s squad looks very dangerous as it preps to take on No. 1 Kansas in what essentially will be a home game for the Jayhawks in Kansas City on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
Michigan has authored the most compelling story in the nation this March. John Beilein's crew looks to continue it this week in the Midwest Region semifinals. Get Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
It was a battle for about 35 minutes between No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 8 seed Michigan State, but the Jayhawks opened the floodgates in the final minutes for a 90-70 win.