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.
The Big Ten tourney final is set, and it will be No. 3-seed Michigan State vs. No. 1-seed Wisconsin. Catch up on both of today’s Big Ten tournament semifinals on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Both teams rallied in semifinal action to advance to Sunday’s final, with the Badgers erasing a five-point deficit en route to running away from Purdue, 71-51, and the Spartans rallying for a 16-point hole to down No. 2-seed Maryland, 62-58. Also, follow BTN.com’s team on Twitter, including Sean Merriman (@BTNSean), Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) and Brent Yarina
CHICAGO — Another day, another opportunity to highlight the best individual performances at the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Saturday’s semifinals saw several impressive efforts, as both No. 1-seed Wisconsin and No. 3-seed Michigan State rallied for victories to advance to the finals Sunday afternoon. See our All-Saturday tourney team below. Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin. This guy was on fire for Wisconsin, scoring a game-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including three triples. He paced four Badgers in double figures and was equally deadly shooting from long range or driving the hoop. Nigel
CHICAGO — It didn’t look good early, but Michigan State rallied from a 16-point deficit to dispatch Maryland, 62-58, in the second Big Ten tournament semifinal Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The third-seeded Spartans, who were swept by No. 2-seed Maryland in the regular season, advance to the Big Ten tourney finals vs. No. 1-seed Wisconsin on Sunday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s reaction to Michigan State’s win below. Top star: Michigan State’s Travis Trice was the catalyst, scoring a team-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting. He hit three 3-pointers and had