Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.
Minnesota's quest for a sixth national championship came to an end on Friday night in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota Duluth at the NCAA Northeast Regional.
The court that this year’s Final Four will be played on is ready at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Will a Big Ten team be playing on that court on April 4? That is the million dollar question as the Sweet 16 round concludes tonight with both Wisconsin and Michigan State still playing for a spot in the Final Four. The Badgers defeated North Carolina last night and will advance to play Arizona in the Elite Eight. Michigan State is set to play Oklahoma tonight in a Sweet 16 matchup. The official NCAA March Madness Twitter feed, @marchmadness, posted an
Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that freshman forward Max Hoetzel has requested a release from his athletic scholarship to transfer to a program where he can compete for more playing time. “We were always impressed with Max’s upside and potential but unfortunately in his view it did not turn into the extended minutes he wanted,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “He would like to find a clear cut opportunity to play more and we hope he finds that. He is a hard worker who we hope will fulfill his potential and have the chance to play
It’s seemingly right there for Michigan State to seize—a trip to the Final Four, which would be a seventh under Tom Izzo. The Spartans are hot, winning six of their last seven games. And the lone loss was in overtime to Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. The Spartans also are fortunate, playing in an East Region in Syracuse, N.Y., that saw No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Virginia get knocked out the first week of the NCAA tourney. Yes, Michigan State may have been under-seeded as a No. 7 as it pushes for its first national title since
They’ve arrived! The Ohio State football team received its national championship rings Friday. [ MORE: Watch the Ohio State spring game April 18 on BTN2Go ] And yes, as expected, they’re very impressive. Check out the ring design in the tweet above, courtesy of Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith. The Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff title in January, this after dispatching No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon in the title game. Ohio State, which hosts its spring game Saturday, April 18, opens its national title defense on Monday, Sept. 7 at
Wisconsin did its job last night, punching a ticket to the Elite Eight with a win over No. 4 North Carolina. A date with No. 2 Arizona looms on Saturday with a trip to the Final Four on the line. The Badgers wouldn’t be one step from a return to college basketball’s Holy Land without the play of reserve guards Zak Showalter and Traevon Jackson last night. You see, it’s not all about Frank the Tank and Sam Dekker. Jackson played for the first time since a foot injury sidelined him on Jan. 11. Showalter is a former walk-on who
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. Athlete. Husband. Father. Inspiration. Spartan. Former Michigan State basketball player Anthony Ianni is all of these things and more. Ianni’s journey hasn’t been easy or typical, but it’s certainly been inspirational. At the age of four, he was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the autism spectrum. It can make regular social interactions challenging, as PDD affects how a person processes
Wisconsin junior Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points while leading Wisconsin to an impressive 79-72 victory over North Carolina in a Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Here’s BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction. The star: Sam Dekker played like a man possessed on this day, hitting 10-of-15 shots for a game- and career-high 23 points. Wait, it gets better: Dekker also had a game-high 10 rebounds. That helped the Badgers have a 35-28 edge on the glass, which helped negate North Carolina’s 61.5 percent (8-of-13) shooting from 3-point land. The stat: 23, free throws
No. 1 Maryland is no stranger to starting fast, and it showed it in the opening seconds of the first Big Ten women’s lacrosse game Thursday night. [ MORE: View our BTN TV lacrosse slate | And our BTN Plus schedule ] Taylor Cummings corralled the opening draw, led the Terrapins down the field and whipped a shot past Northwestern goaltender Bridget Bianco just 12 seconds in for the inaugural goal in Big Ten women’s lacrosse history. The top-ranked Terrapins cruised from there, taking a 16-5 victory over the fourth-ranked Wildcats at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Illinois. Read umterps.com’s full game