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Photo: Patrick Chambers excuses Penn State fans from work Friday

We're sure watching #PSUMBBatWork was super fun, but @Coach_Chambers has you covered if you'd rather play hooky tmrw. pic.twitter.com/crQmXJyi0S — Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) March 13, 2015 Good news, Penn State fans: You are excused from work Friday. If you get in trouble with your boss, well, just show them the picture in the tweet above. That’s right, head coach Patrick Chambers signed this excuse for absence from work letter so that you can watch Penn State’s Big Ten tourney quarterfinals matchup vs. Purdue from the comfort of your home. The Nittany Lions, fresh off a tourney-opening win over Nebraska,

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Indiana takes down Northwestern

CHICAGO — No. 7-seed Indiana took down No. 10-seed Northwestern, 71-56, Thursday night at the United Center. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Hoosiers, who lost to Northwestern in the season’s only meeting, dominated this one from start to finish en route to advancing to play No. 2-seed Maryland on Friday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Indiana’s win. Star player: James Blackmon Jr. looked like a freshman All-American, tallying 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting (5-of-10 from 3-point range). He also had six rebounds and seven assists. Top stat: 56, points allowed

Big Ten tournament Cinderella? That would be No. 13-seed Penn State

CHICAGO — D.J. Newbill pumped his first, let out a huge smile, and struck a Superman-like pose to the United Center crowd. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] The Nittany Lions are the 2015 Big Ten tournament’s Cinderella. Sure, some people had Penn State winning its tourney opener vs. struggling and No. 12 Nebraska. No one, outside of maybe Patrick Chambers, his players and Penn State fans, figured the Nittany Lions would beat fifth-seeded Iowa, which was riding a six-game winning streak. But they did. It wasn’t pretty at times. In fact, it was downright ugly

Dienhart's rapid reaction: No. 13 Penn State stuns No. 5 Iowa

CHICAGO — Iowa entered the Big Ten tourney winners of six consecutive games and as a popular sleeper pick to win the 18th annual event. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] No. 13 seed Penn State would have none of it, stunning the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes, 67-58, on Thursday at the United Center. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to the upset below. Star player: Gotta go with Penn State’s D.J. Newbill. He hit 7-of-14 shots (2-of-3 3-pointers) for a team-high 18 points. And he hit some big shots at key junctures of the second

Video: Watch the 'Journey' profile of Penn State's D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill and his Penn State teammates are making a run in this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the senior Nittany Lion doesn’t want to see his college basketball career end just yet. Last week on”The Journey” BTN profiled Newbill and went back to his Philadelphia roots. It was a touching profile and you can watch the entire segment here. The No. 13-seeded Penn State advances to play Purdue on Friday in the men’s tourney. On Thursday, Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory. On Wednesday, Newbill scored 26 points, Shep

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Aubrey Dawkins, Michigan roll Illinois

CHICAGO — John Beilein still hasn’t lost an opening game in a Big Ten tournament. Beilein and No. 9 Michigan rolled past No. 8 Illinois, 73-55, on Thursday at the United Center. The Wolverines advance to play No. 1 Wisconsin, which it lost to in overtime in the lone meeting this season, at noon ET Friday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Michigan’s win below. Star player: Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins continued his recent tear. Entering the game fresh off 21- and 31-point efforts, both career highs, the freshman hit 8-of-12 shots (2-of-5 from 3-point range) for a

Video: Spike Albrecht goes with no-look, behind-the-head pass

It’s going to be tough for someone to top Spike Albrecht’s pass Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Albrecht delivered a highlight-reel no-look, behind-the-head pass to set up an Aubrey Dawkins dunk early in the second half of Michigan’s 73-55 win over Illinois. Read the AP recap, and get Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction. It was a thing of beauty, and you can relive it in the video in this post. "Showtime at the Big Ten tournament!" courtesy of @umichbball's Spike Albrecht. #IntelGoesB1G #MarchOnBTN http://t.co/fHSLi8B7rl — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March

Video: Watch the best Images of the Year in Big Ten men's basketball

Every season our BTN TV team compiles the best images of the year for a great video clip. If you didn’t see the 2014-2015 edition on our TV coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, here it is again. Enjoy. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is on now at the United Center in Chicago. Now’s the time to get BTN2Go, our free watch everywhere app. You’ll be able to watch EVERY BTN TV game live and on demand. Get the app for iPhone and iPad, get the app for Android devices, or just go to BTN2Go.com. STORIES | SCORES | TWITTER | FACEBOOK |

Lacrosse notebook: BTN analyst Mark Dixon checks in with each men's team

It’s that time of the week to catch up on each men’s lacrosse season and look ahead to their respective weekends. Each Thursday I’ll be filing my Big Ten men’s lacrosse notebook here for the rest of the season. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. No. 17 Johns Hopkins (3-3): The Blue Jays ended a two-game losing streak and their worst start since 1990 with a 13-8 triumph over Navy. Leading the way for the Blue Jays were the Stanwick brothers Wells and Shack. Wells, the senior

BTN Hockey Report: Our guide to the final weekend of the regular season

We’re entering the final weekend of conference action and the race for first place in the Big Ten standings is on. Ohio State upset Minnesota and Penn State upset Michigan last Saturday to put the Spartans on top for now. Here are last week’s results: FRIDAY, MAR. 6 Minnesota def. Ohio State, 4-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Penn State def. Michigan, 6-4 SATURDAY, MAR. 7 Penn State def.  Michigan, 4-3 Ohio State def.  Minnesota, 5-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Here’s what’s ahead this week. MICHIGAN STATE AT NO. 19 MICHIGAN When: Friday, Mar. 13 7:05 p.m. ET; Saturday, Mar.