Now that a Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan has been crowned after blazing an incredible four-day trail through D.C., it’s time to pick the “bests” from the event celebrating its 20th season. It’s tough to narrow down these picks after 13 games in five days, but here they are.
Illinois, Indiana and Iowa made the NIT, it was announced Sunday night. The Hawkeyes, who advanced to the 2013 NIT title game, claimed the tournament’s top seed and open at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday vs. South Dakota. The Illini also play host in their opener, vs. Valparaiso, at 7:15 p.m. ET Tuesday. Indiana, meanwhile, travels to Georgia Tech. View the full NIT bracket here. #Illini earn No. 2 seed in NIT, will host No. 7 seed Valparaiso Tuesday at @StateFarmCenter. — Illini Basketball (@IlliniMBB) March 13, 2017 Indiana will play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday to open NIT play. 📺:
The John Groce era is over at Illinois. Many felt this was a pivotal season for Groce, who was under pressure and scrutiny when the 2016-17 season dawned. Well, on Saturday, A.D. Josh Whitman made it official, firing the coach he inherited.
There's no getting around it: Thursday at the Big Ten Tournament was barely competitive across the board. But the four blowouts did provide some clarity as far as the NCAA tournament goes.
“I couldn’t be more proud of him.” - Illinois senior Malcolm Hill's mother Machanda reflected on her son's accomplishments during the Illini's loss to Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament Thursday.
Best chance at an upset? Best chance to be upset? And who is the most dangerous team? Tom Dienhart looks ahead to the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
After an extraordinarily competitive 2016-2017 season, BTN’s men’s basketball live game coverage drew an 11% increase in overall household delivery over last season, fueled by a 22% growth in Super Wednesday doubleheaders*. 52 conference games were decided either in the final minute or overtime, and 31 of those were featured on BTN, including 10 of the 12 overtime contests. Additionally, BTN saw six of the top 10 conference games in network history take place during the 2016-2017 season. Along with the Maryland at Minnesota game on Jan. 28 that set the record, Minnesota at Wisconsin (March 5), Michigan State at
From A to Z, here is what you need to know about the Big Ten tourney, which tips off Wednesday in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Another regular season is in the books and the official all-Big Ten teams have been announced. Here's Tom Dienhart's awards with a line on each winner.
The Big Ten Conference announced the annual men's basketball awards on Monday's "BTN Live,"and we've got the full list right here as well as a season's worth of highlights for every single player.