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Get out the vote: Who will win Big Ten tourney?

Before the Big Ten tourney tips off Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, the BTN.com team offered its predictions. Who’s going to win it all? Who’s going to take Most Outstanding Player? And what about one bold prediction? See our guys’ answers in this post and vote for your choice. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten tournament coverage ] TOM DIENHART, BTN.com senior writer B1G tourney champ: Michigan State MOP: Keith Appling, Michigan State Bold prediction: No. 5 Ohio State will make it to the semifinals. BRENT YARINA, BTN.com editor B1G tourney champ: Wisconsin MOP: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Bold prediction:

Yogi Ferrell

Four Openers: Let's preview Thursday's games

The Big Ten tourney kicks off on Thursday in Indianapolis with four games. Teams seeded No. 5-12 will play. The bad news for these clubs: Just one team seeded lower than No. 4 ever has won the Big Ten tourney: No. 6 Iowa in 2001. So, odds are, none of these teams will be cutting down the nets on Sunday in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Here’s a preview of each contest. No. 8 Indiana vs. No. 9 Illinois: Thursday scoreboard | Watch on BTN2Go The skinny on Indiana: It has been a disappointing season for the Hoosiers. Last year, Indiana won

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Nik Stauskas tops All-Big Ten Basketball Teams

On Monday’s #BTNLive, we announced the all-Big Ten basketball teams and award winners for 2013-2014, and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas swept the player of the year award from both the coaches and the media. See both All-Big Ten teams and all the award winners in this post. [ MORE: Get the Big Ten tourney bracket | View BTN.com’s All-Big Ten teams ] (Unanimous selections are in all caps.) COACHES: 2013-14 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team FIRST TEAM Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa NIK STAUSKAS, MICHIGAN Gary Harris, Michigan State Terran Petteway, Nebraska Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin SECOND TEAM Yogi Ferrell, Indiana Caris LeVert,

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Check out BTN.com's 2014 All-Big Ten Teams

BTN released the 2014 All-Big Ten Teams and individual award winners on #BTNLive’s All-Conference Selection Special on Monday night. Before the teams were made official, BTN.com offered their teams and superlative winners. See them in this post. Here’s how this worked: BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and the Big Ten Geeks Josh Reed and Mike Portscheller all listed their teams and award winners. Players received three points for every first-team distinction, two for second-team and one for first-team. Totals were added up, and the five highest vote-getters formed the first team, and so on. [ MORE: View official

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Big Ten Geeks: Regular season wrap and hardware

Well, it’s that time again—time to highlight all of our correct predictions, and whitewash all of the things we got wrong! See our Big Ten Geeks Josh Reed and Mike Portscheller wrap up the regular season and hand out hardware in this post. Josh: I’ll start. Boy, what a great prediction it was to say Michigan had a bigger upside than Michigan State. That was a fairly unpopular call at the time, as most were more than willing to just hand the hardware to the Spartans. But the Wolverines just returned too many sophomore minutes to ignore. I really believe

Glenn Robinson III

Dienhart: Scouting the Big Ten tourney field

The Big Ten has revealed the bracket for its tourney, which kicks off on Thursday in Indianapolis. There are many interesting storylines, as Michigan looks for its first Big Ten tourney crown since the inaugural event in 1998. In fact, that’s the only time the Wolverines have won the tourney. The Big Ten tourney has belonged to the favorites over the years. Only three times has a team seeded No. 3 or lower won it: Michigan was a No. 4 in 1998; Iowa turned the trick as a No. 6 in 2001; Purdue won it all as a No. 3

Tom Crean

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

On Monday, the 12 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here, and will do so every Monday throughout the basketball season. Listen to coach Tom Crean: Iowa Assistant Coach Kirk Speraw: Listen to coach John Groce: Listen to coach Chris Collins: Penn State Associate Head Coach Keith Urgo: Listen to coach Matt Painter: Listen to coach Tom Izzo: Listen to coach Bo Ryan: Listen to coach John Beilein: Listen to coach Thad Matta: Listen to coach Richard Pitino: Listen to

Tim Miles

Big Ten Geeks: Get Those Resumes Ready

Nebraska secured perhaps the best win ever at Pinnacle Bank Arena when it took down the Badgers last night. The Huskers got 26 points from each of Shavon Shields and Terran Petteway, the latter of which is making a push to be included on the All-Big Ten 1st team. Judging from the tone of Tim Miles’ postgame speech to his team, it sounds like Nebraska thinks it’s in the Dance. VIDEO: Our cameras were in @Huskers locker room for @CoachMiles' postgame talk to @HuskerHoops. WATCH – http://t.co/afLZCAQqH8 — Nebraska on BTN (@BTN_Nebraska) March 10, 2014 Right now, the crowd seems

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Dienhart: What each team has at stake in Indy

The Big Ten tourney bracket is set. Tip-off is early Thursday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The top four seeds: 1. Michigan; 2. Wisconsin; 3. Michigan State; 4. Nebraska. Those four, of course, all earn first-round byes. Here’s a quick look at what each team has on the line in Indy. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] Michigan. If the Wolverines win the Big Ten tourney, they may have a shot to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But, it still may be unlikely. The body of work for the Wolverines

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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.