CHICAGO — Big Ten regular season champs. Big Ten tourney champs. Wisconsin swept the Big Ten hardware with a thrilling 80-69 overtime victory over Michigan State. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] See BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s reaction to Wisconsin’s tourney title win. Top star: Frank Kaminsky is the Big Ten Player of the Year, but Nigel Hayes was the man today, tallying a game-high 25 points on 5-of-11 shooting. He also hit all 12 of his free throws with five rebounds, an assist and two steals. Take a bow, Nigel. You’ve earned it. And
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky headlined the 2015 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament team. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Kaminsky was named the tourney’s Most Outstanding Player after averaging 15.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists en route to helping Wisconsin to the Big Ten tourney title. Kaminsky’s teammate Nigel Hayes, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson and Travis Trice and Penn State’s D.J. Newbill rounded out the 2015 tourney team. Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig was the biggest snub. The sophomore averaged 16.3 points, including a career-high 19 in the semifinals, and four
Nigel Hayes scored 25 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and No. 6 Wisconsin outscored Michigan State 11-0 in overtime Sunday for an 80-69 victory in the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
CHICAGO — Before the ball goes up in the Big Ten tournament final Sunday afternoon at the United Center, it’s time to share my latest “Three Takes.” [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] This week, I discuss Nigel Hayes, the Badgers’ X-factor, Michigan State appearing to have reclaimed its swagger and looming NBA decisions for talented Big Ten players. 1. Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin always seeking perfection Wisconsin super sophomore Nigel Hayes was not happy with his team’s performance. Following a competitive win against gutsy, yet undermanned, Michigan in the third round of the Big Ten Tournament,
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. Throughout the Midwest, lakes serve as both a symbol of local pride and an important natural resource for everyone who lives nearby. And Lake Mendota, which sits next to the University of Wisconsin and downtown Madison, is an exemplar of this. But it has another, unique characteristic: It’s been the “living laboratory” for what might be the world’s premier site in the
The Big Ten tournament title game is set, with No. 1 Wisconsin taking on No. 3 Michigan State. Get Tom Dienhart's three keys to victory for each team inside.
Saturday was a special day for Marvin Clark Jr. Not only did he produce a highlight dunk in Michigan State's Big Ten tourney semifinal win, his mother was there to witness it.
Final: Back-to-back #B1GHockey regular season CHAMPS! #PrideOnIce pic.twitter.com/sPjsgQibrN — Minnesota M Hockey (@GopherHockey) March 15, 2015 The Big Ten announced on Saturday the bracket for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, with Minnesota collecting the top seed after earning its second consecutive Big Ten title. The Gophers clinched the outright conference crown and the No. 1 seed with a 6-2 win against Penn State on Saturday. Read GopherSports.com’s full recap. The 2015 Big Ten Tournament will be played Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. [ MORE: View official Big Ten hockey tournament
How much is Big Ten champion Wisconsin thinking about the possibility of nabbing a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Sean Merriman asked the Badgers following Saturday's win.
It was a day of comebacks in the Big Ten tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon at the United Center. Get Tom Dienhart's best of the semifinals inside.