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Dienhart: Iowa advances with thrilling OT win

No one said it was going to be easy for Iowa – and it wasn’t. But it sure has to feel good for a program to win an opening NCAA game after the Hawkeyes wheezed across the finish line, going 2-6 in their last eight games and getting dumped by Illinois in the Big Ten tourney game. In short, the Hawkeyes fought through it. No. 7 Iowa can thank big Adam Woodbury, who caught an air ball by Mike Gesell and put the errant shot off the glass and into the hoop as time expired for a 72-70 win in

Bracket buster: It's an early out for No. 2 seed Michigan State

This is why they call it March Madness, ladies and gentlemen. The mighty Michigan State Spartans have fallen to Middle Tennessee State, 90-81, in an epic No. 15 seed over No. 2 seed upset that will go down as one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tourney history. This was the eighth time a No. 15 beat a No. 2 in Big Dance annals and the first since 2013 when Florida Gulf Coast dumped Georgetown. Michigan State felt slighted on Selection Sunday when it was awarded a No. 2 seed instead of a No. 1 after winning the Big Ten

Michigan State, Ohio State advance in the NCAA women's tourney

Aerial Powers scored 27 points, Jasmine Hines added 24 and fourth-seeded Michigan State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat No. 13 seed Belmont 74-60 on Friday in the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament. Later, No. 3 seed Ohio State handled No. 14 seed Buffalo, 88-69. Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points for the Buckeyes. [ MORE: Big Ten women’s scoreboard | NCAA women’s scoreboard | NCAA.com interactive bracket | BTN YouTube videos | Big Ten women’s hoops on Twitter] On Saturday, it’s No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iowa (1:30 p.m., ESPN2) No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 6 Oklahoma  (1:30 p.m., ESPN2),

Big Ten links: Five men's teams tip off on Friday

Day 1 of the NCAA men's tournament is in the books and there are five more games ahead today. Let's touch on some basketball updates from Thursday and mix in a little football reading, too.

BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin leads the way in the art of glass

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It’s hotter than molten lava, constantly moving and requires artisans to work in a careful precision with their tools, their space and each other. It’s glass, and no other university has shaped its future as an artistic medium longer than the University of Wisconsin. “It started around 1962, and Harvey Littleton is really well known for being the founder of the Glass

NCAA Wrestling Championships: Penn State in first place after Day 1

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team closed out day one of the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships in New York’s Madison Square Garden in first place. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad will have six, a full two-thirds of its nine qualifiers, in the national quarterfinals tomorrow morning.

Women's NIT Roundup: Copper hits game-winner to lift Rutgers

Four Big Ten women’s basketball teams played in the WNIT on Thursday night. Rutgers won in thrilling fashion as Kahleah Copper made a game-winning shot with two seconds remaining to lift the Scarlet Knights to a 57-55 victory over Georgetown at the RAC. Rutgers will host Virginia at the RAC in second round action on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. In other action, Ball State topped Iowa, 77-72, Nebraska fell to UNI, 64-62, and Northwestern lost to San Diego, 69-65. The website www.womensnit.com has a useful page with links to watch all of the WNIT games live online. Catch up

NCAA Tournament: Purdue drops opener to Little Rock

Purdue entered the NCAA tourney as a hot team, winners of six of seven before losing a hard-fought Big Ten title game to Michigan State. But that mojo didn’t continue in the Big Dance, as the No. 5 Boilermakers were stunned in double-overtime by No. 12 Little Rock. Little Rock is a well-coached team that plays tenacious defense and did a good job keeping Purdue’s big men in check. And it hit some big shots in outscoring Purdue 21-7 over the final five minutes of regulation on the way to an 85-83 double overtime win. Just like that, the Boilers’