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.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Walker-Kimbrough took over the scoring load carried by Mincy in the first half as the Terrapins (33-2) reached the Elite Eight for the sixth time under coach Brenda Frese, taking down their former foe from the ACC in the process. The Terrapins had lost eight of their
Michigan finished third at the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday
There’s probably never been an NCAA tournament that has featured more attention on stenographers and press conference transcripts. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] We have Wisconsin and loquacious sophomore Nigel Hayes, in particular, to thank for it. On Saturday afternoon, though, it was a not-so-rare Denzel Valentine mix-up on an NCAA tourney transcript that received plenty of attention on social media. Valentine, as he has been multiple times throughout his Michigan State career, is referred to as “Denzel Washington” at least once on the transcript from the Spartans’ East Region final press conference. Understandable mistake.
Individual event winners were crowned on the second day of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, which concluded with the conference announcing the All-Big Ten teams and postseason award winners.