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Big Ten links: A look at the headlines after NCAA tourney's opening day

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Ready for Day Two of the Big Dance after a dizzying opening salvo that included upsets and drama galore? The Big Ten went 1-1, with Ohio State winning in OT and Purdue losing a crusher in OT. Today, five Big Ten teams are up, led by No. 1 seed Wisconsin. SBNation.com lays out how the Badgers will win the national title. Hey, you’ve got to like Wisconsin’s chances. Let’s look at a bunch of Friday morning headlines in this post.

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Big Ten links: Could Wisconsin be the one to topple Kentucky?

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The Big Ten has seven teams in the Big Dance and is in search of its first national title since 2000. But Kentucky is the obvious talk of the tourney, as it aims for perfection. Good video here from FOX Sports that looks at two schools with the best shot to derail the Wildcats. Oh, there’s a Big Ten connection, as one of those clubs is … Wisconsin.

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NCAA tournament capsule: Purdue Boilermakers, No. 9 Midwest

Big Ten Conference Tournament-Wisconsin vs Purdue

Matt Painter discusses NCAA tourney berth

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It was a fantastic turnaround season for Matt Painter and Purdue in 2014-15. One year after finishing in the Big Ten basement, the Boilermakers went 12-6 in conference, tied for third place.

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