On Monday, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Dive in and hear from each coach. Remember: BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Indianapolis, including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the “BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show.” Host Rick Pizzo and analyst Jon Crispin
The Big Ten regular season is complete, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the Big Ten tourney. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tourney bracket (PDF) ] Outright Big Ten champion Indiana is the No. 1 seed in the event that tips at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and runs through Sunday afternoon, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Hoosiers, along with No. 2 Michigan State, No. 3 Maryland and No. 4 Purdue, receive double-byes and open the tourney Friday. Here is the official bracket: WEDNESDAY Game 1, 4:30 pm. ET ESPN2: No. 13 Minnesota vs.
The regular season is over. Now, it’s off to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney, where top seeds Indiana and Michigan State look like the teams to beat. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tourney bracket ] Before we turn all of our focus to the tourney at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, let’s take a look at the best of the last week of the regular season. Best win: Rutgers vs. Minnesota. There were several big wins by the contenders, but it has to be the previously winless Scarlet Knights’ 75-52 win vs. Minnesota on Saturday. The blowout victory snapped
It’s the final day of the regular season, and the Big Ten tournament picture becomes clearer and clearer after every game. [ MORE: View Sunday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] With two games left, we know the No. 1 (Indiana), No. 2 (Michigan State), No. 7 (Ohio State), No. 8 (Michigan), No. 9 (Northwestern), No. 10 (Penn State), No. 11 (Nebraska), No. 12 (Illinois), No. 13 (Minnesota) and No. 14 (Rutgers) seeds. We’ll figure out seeds Nos. 3-6 tonight. Here’s the latest look at each team’s tourney scenarios, via @BTNStatsGuys. 1. Indiana (14-3) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye. 2. Michigan
Melo Trimble and Jake Layman scored 18 points each, and No. 14 Maryland celebrated Senior Night with the team’s best game in weeks, an 81-55 rout of Illinois. Also, Northwestern spoiled Senior Night at Penn State and beat the Nittany Lions, 71-61. [ MORE: Catch up on Thursday’s action with our Big Ten scoreboard ] Catch up on all of the action below. MARYLAND 81, ILLINOIS 55: Jared Nickens and Robert Carter Jr. had 14 points apiece for the Terrapins, who never trailed. Maryland (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten) had lost three of four since climbing to No. 2 in the AP
How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men's basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men's program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.
This much we know: Indiana, the outright Big Ten champion, is the No. 1 seed in the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 12th-ranked Hoosiers clinched the top seed with an 81-78 victory Tuesday night at No. 16 Iowa. After that, as far as the seeds go, everything still is up in the air. Get the @BTNStatsGuys‘ latest look at the Big Ten tourney scenarios entering tonight’s Super Wednesday doubleheader. 1. Indiana (14-3 – vs. Maryland) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye 2. Michigan State (11-5 – at Rutgers; vs. Ohio State) Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final
This is it - the final week of the regular season before the Big Ten Men's Tournament tips off in Indianapolis. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out all of the remaining games as the Hoosiers aim for at least one more win and the outright crown.
After yet another crazy week of Big Ten play, certain teams have proven that they belong at the top while others have given us more to question. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Standings | Stats | Scores | Polls ] The havoc that ensues in conference play every year is a reminder of how lucky we are to see high-level competitive basketball every week in the Big Ten. It’s as if the regular season is
Happy Leap Day, Big Ten fans! [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] As is the case every four years, February has 29 days this year. Don’t worry, March and, hopefully, some consistent spring weather are just around the corner. To celebrate #LeapDay, we wanted to share one 2015-16 men’s basketball highlight that features some kind of leap, whether it be on a dunk, block, whatever, for every Big Ten school. Here you go! ILLINOIS *** INDIANA *** IOWA ***