Menu Search

Power Poll: See where your team lands in Tom Dienhart's post-Week 7 list.

BTN Plus on BTN2Go

BTN Plus on BTN2Go

all times ET
Tomorrow
7:00 PMLafayette at RutgersWatch
7:00 PMSyracuse at Ohio St.Watch
8:00 PMNebraska at IowaWatch
Friday Oct 20
4:00 PMIowa at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMCoastal Carolina at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMPurdue at Penn St.Watch
7:00 PMOhio St. at MinnesotaWatch
8:00 PMIllinois at IowaWatch

Watch hundreds of live non-televised Big Ten events via BTN Plus on BTN2Go.

Latest Videos Latest Men's Basketball News Illinois
Fighting Illini

Advertisement

Big Ten releases 2014 men's tournament bracket

Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Nebraska are the top four seeds in the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The 17th annual event will be played March 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. After winning the outright Big Ten crown for the first time since 1986 with a 15-3 conference record, Michigan is the tournament’s top seed and will open play at noon ET on Friday. Wisconsin and Michigan State finished the year with matching 12-6 marks, but the Badgers’ head-to-head win over the Spartans on Feb. 9 gave them the No.

Video: Jon Ekey's last-second triple downs Iowa

It’s safe to say Jon Ekey won’t hit a bigger shot in his Illinois career. The Illini senior, who played three seasons at Illinois State, drained a memorable last-second 3-pointer to lift Illinois to a 66-63 season-ending road win Saturday night at No. 24 Iowa. With the dramatic victory, the Illini enters next week’s Big Ten tourney having won four of their last five games. Watch Ekey’s game-winning shot in this post. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: Talk about clutch, check out this ridiculous Jon Ekey @IlliniHoops shot. #clutch WATCH – http://t.co/aiQXmExNtS — Illinois on BTN (@BTN_Illinois) March 9, 2014 Check out the

B1G Recap: Illinois stuns Iowa, Michigan tops IU

The final weekend of the Big Ten regular season got off to an exciting start Saturday. No. 12 Michigan completed an impressive 15-3 Big Ten championship season with a victory over Indiana, and Illinois upset No. 24 Iowa on Jon Ekey’s last-second triple. Catch up on all the action and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View Saturday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] ILLINOIS 66, IOWA 63 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night. Rayvonte Rice

What sub-.500 team can make a B1G tourney run?

The upcoming Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament promises to be full of intrigue and potentially wide-open. Five of the last seven No. 1 seeds have won the Big Ten tourney. The last time someone lower than a No. 3 seed won it was Iowa, which turned the trick as a No. 6 seed in 2001. What team under .500 in Big Ten play could make a run in Indianapolis next week? I asked some Big Ten media members. [ MORE: Weekend Watch: Huskers shooting for a big finish ] Steve Greenberg, Chicago Sun-Times: It’s a real challenge to believe in

Big Ten Geeks: Huskers Keep Hope Alive

Michigan State used a run out of intermission to create separation from Iowa in an eventual 10-point win. Both teams scored nearly at will in this one, but the Spartans’ outstanding three-point shooting masked a high turnover rate that is becoming worrisome. This has been Tom Izzo’s best-ever team at limiting turnovers (at least in the tempo-free era), but the past three games have seen Michigan State turn it over on nearly a quarter of its trips. Is this a temporary blip, the result of some long-absent players getting back into the groove? The Spartans had better hope so, as

Big Ten Geeks: Michigan stands alone

Michigan won the Big Ten title outright last night on the strength of a shockingly easy win at Illinois. Sure, the Illini don’t have an impressive record, but John Groce’s team came into the matchup on a three-game winning streak, during which no opponent broke 0.9 points per trip. This was a hot team whose defense was absolutely stifling conference opponents. Talk had even begun of this Illinois team somehow sneaking back onto the bubble in the season’s final week. The Wolverines obviously didn’t get the memo. Michigan had an historic night from three, knocking down 16 of 23 from

No. 12 Michigan rolls Illinois, claims outright B1G title

(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night. The Wolverines (22-7, 14-3 Big Ten) were 16 of 23 from 3-point range, including Stauskas’ career-high seven. Michigan had the game in hand by halftime with a 52-30 lead. The Wolverines hit five straight 3-pointers midway through the half to break the game open. The 15-point run turned widened Michigan’s 20-17 lead to a comfortable 32-17. [ MORE: Photos: Michigan celebrates title | Stauskas

Ranking games: Teams pushing for tourney spots

The last week of Big Ten action is at our doorstep. Michigan is looking to wrap up the outright Big Ten title, Wisconsin is looking to extend a seven-game winning streak and make a push for a share of the crown, while Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois are looking to make pushes for the NCAA tourney. Here’s a look at each game this week. Use our scoreboards for a look at the daily Big Ten schedules, too. 1. Iowa at Michigan State, Thurs., March 6: Both of these teams are wheezing across the finish line. The Hawkeyes ended a three-game

Video: Watch our 'Inside the Selection Process' features

On Monday night, BTN aired “Inside the Selection Process” to give fans an inside look at how the Selection Committee sorts out the NCAA tournament. CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm, Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy and Greg Shaheen, the former NCAA executive VP for championships and alliances, joined the show to offer their expertise. Watch both of our features in this post. [ MORE: Dienhart: A look at four Big Ten teams’ Big Dance dreams ] Palm and DeCourcy talk about Minnesota and Nebraska’s NCAA chances:

Dienhart: A look at 4 B1G teams' Big Dance dreams

There are five teams that look to be locks for NCAA bids: Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State and Iowa. But four other schools enter the final week of action making pushes for the Big Dance: Minnesota, Illinois, Nebraska and Indiana. Of course, each team could earn a NCAA bid by winning the Big Ten tourney in Indianapolis, which begins March 13. But short of that, what does each team need to do to make it as an at-large squad? Here is a look at the NCAA recipe for each Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana to earn a bid. [