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Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines  bench reacts during the closing seconds of their overtime game against the  Northwestern Wildcats during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Tom's Take: Two tourney upsets make it a wild Day 2

If you like upsets, today was your day. No. 12 Illinois took down No. 5 Iowa, and No. 11 Nebraska topped No. 6 Wisconsin. What does it mean? For the first time since Michigan and Illinois did it in 1999, two double-digit seeds will play in the quarterfinals. Here’s a complete look at the day’s action.

Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Thursday team

Big Ten fans were treated to four outstanding games on Thursday. No. 11 Nebraska and No. 12 Illinois pulled off big upset victories, while No. 8 Michigan and No. 7 Ohio State held on to advance to the tournament quarterfinals as well. With four great games, there were plenty of phenomenal individual performances. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman were there to take in all the action. Here is a look at their All-Thursday team. DIENHART Michigan’s Zak Irvin. A former Indiana Mr. Basketball, Irvin was back home in the Indianapolis area and played big. He finished with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Malcolm Hill (21) celebrates  with center Maverick Morgan (22) and forward Michael Finke (43) after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Illinois defeats Iowa 68-66.

Dienhart: No. 12 seed Illinois stays alive with upset win

No. 12 seed Illinois won for the second time in two days and sent No. 5 Iowa home early again. Our BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is courtside for the entire tourney - here's his recap.

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers Shavon Shields (31) drives to the basket against Wisconsin Badgers guard Zak Showalter (3) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Great eight: Big Ten men's tourney quarterfinals are set

The second day of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is over and two teams pulled off upsets. No. 11 seed Nebraska stunned No. 6 seed Wisconsin, 70-58 while No. 12 seed Illinois knocked off  No. 5 seed Iowa 68-66. Also earlier, No. 7 seed Ohio State beat No. 10 seed Penn State 79-75, and No. 8 seed Michigan survived in overtime against No. 9 seed Northwestern, 72-70. Bookmark our Big Ten tourney central page for a running account of the tourney. SCORES | BRACKET  (PDF)| STORIES | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | VIDEO On Friday, the B1G Tip-Off Show begins at 6 p.m. ET,

Mar 9, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA;Nebraska University Cornhusker head coach Tim Miles reacts during a timeout against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Joseph-USA TODAY Sports

Tom's Take: Best of Day 1 of 2016 Big Ten tournament

INDIANAPOLIS — Day 1 is in the books, and there were no surprises, as higher seeds in No. 11 Illinois and No. 12 Nebraska both prevailed in the opening round of the 19th Big Ten tourney. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Illini took down No. 13 Minnesota, 85-52, and the Huskers dropped No. 14 Rutgers, 89-72, to advance to play No. 5 Iowa and No. 6 Wisconsin, respectively. Get my Best of Day 1 below. Biggest surprise: Seeing Rutgers keep its game close with Nebraska into the second half. The game was tied 43-43

Mar 9, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini forward Michael Finke (43) scrambles for a loose ball against Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Ahmad Gilbert (32) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Wednesday team

INDIANAPOLIS — The first day of the 2016 Big Ten tourney is in the books. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] No. 12 Illinois and No. 11 Nebraska kicked off the tournament with wins over No. 13 Minnesota and No. 14 Rutgers, respectively, and will move on to play Thursday. The Illini advance to play No. 5 Iowa, while the Huskers draw No. 6 Wisconsin. There were several outstanding individual performers from Wednesday’s opening night of play, and BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman highlight their best with their All-Wednesday teams below. TOM DIENHART Michael Finke,

Mar 9, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Khalid Lewis (e) takes a shot against Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Ahmad Gilbert (32) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Illinois defeats Minnesota 85-52. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Dienhart: Illinois routs Minnesota in Big Ten tourney opener

INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten tourney tipped off Wednesday afternoon with No. 12 Illinois playing No. 13 Minnesota, two programs whose seasons never got on track. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Illini have had to deal with injuries that have proven ruinous, while the Gophers have been impacted by youth and suspensions that effectively torpedoed any hopes they had for success. It was all Illinois at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, though, as the Fighting Illini rolled to a commanding 85-52 victory to advance to play No. 5 Iowa on Thursday. *** ILLINOIS 85, MINNESOTA 52

Mar 9, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Shavon Shields (31) takes a shot against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Day 1: Catch up on Wednesday's Big Ten tournament action

The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament got underway Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. [ MORE: Bookmark our Big Ten tourney central page ] No. 12 Illinois throttled No. 13 Minnesota, 85-52, behind a balanced attack and a Big Ten tourney record 14 3-pointers in the opener, and No. 11 Nebraska dropped No. 14 Rutgers, 89-72, thanks to Shavon Shields’ first double-double of the season. The Illini advance to play No. 5 Iowa and the Huskers move on to face No. 6 Wisconsin. Check out some of our favorite plays from Wednesday’s opening action below. BRACKET | STORIES

Feb 20, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers huddle up before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall.

Tip-off time: One last glance before Big Ten tourney begins

Who is seeded too high and too low for our BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart? Who has the most on the line? Who has the best shot at an upset? Catch up on the Big ten tourney before the first game tips off today at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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Look back at these surprising Big Ten tourney performances

Illinois' Cory Bradford in 1999. Iowa's Reggie Evans in 2001. Northwestern's Michael Thompson in 2011. These are but a few of the eye-opening performances that drove their respective men's basketball teams deeper into the Big Ten tournament than most expected.