Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Wisconsin is headed to the Final Four for the second consecutive season. Just like last year, the Badgers topped Arizona in the West Region final, this time in regular and this time by a 85-78 ledger.
Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.
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It was a busy day of Big Ten baseball Saturday afternoon, including a half-dozen conference games. Nebraska hosted former Big 12 rival and No. 12 Texas in a game that aired live on BTN. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action below. Central Connecticut at Penn State – Postponed The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Rutgers 4, Ohio State 2 Trailing 2-1 with one out in the ninth inning, Kyle Walker roped his first career homer, a three-run shot, to send Rutgers to an exciting 4-2
For the second consecutive season, Wisconsin and Arizona are meeting in the NCAA tournament West Region final.
Frank Kaminsky scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added 27 and Wisconsin beat Arizona 85-78 on Saturday in an Elite Eight matchup. With the victory, the Badgers reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. Here’s BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to the Badgers’ victory. The star: Frank Kaminsky or Sam Dekker. Take your pick. Big Frank showed why he was the Big Ten Player of the Year, hitting 9-of-20 shots for a game-high 29 points. Dekker connected on 8-of-11 shots for a career-high 27 points. It was the second game in a row Dekker notched
Russell Wilson is a very good athlete. The former Wisconsin quarterback and current NFL star hit a home run while participating in Texas Rangers' workouts Saturday.
Frank Kaminsky was outstanding on Saturday night. [ MORE: Get our Wisconsin-Arizona stats, recaps and highlights ] The Badgers’ 7-foot do-it-all big man scored a game-high 29 points to help lead the Badgers past Arizona, 85-78, to secure a spot in the Final Four for the second straight year. He even busted out some dance moves. Following the win, the Badgers gathered in a circle, and Kaminsky went to the center to break out some must-see dance moves. Check it out in the video above. It’s impressive that a 7-footer can get that low. Congrats, Badgers!
In a game that was scoreless heading into the 15th inning, Nebraska’s Austin Darby stepped to the plate and delivered. The senior lined a one-out RBI single to left field to give the Huskers a memorable 1-0 victory over Texas on Saturday. Darby got behind 0-2 in the count, but then lined a shot into left field where Texas’ Ben Johnson bobbled the ball, which allowed Tanner Lubach to score from second base and give the Huskers the win. With the victory, Nebraska improves to 20-7 on the year. Watch the incredible finish to the game in the video above.
Johns Hopkins came from behind to knock off visiting Rutgers, 9-7, in the first ever Big Ten men's lacrosse game Saturday afternoon.