Indiana has its man: Archie Miller. His marching orders: Make Indiana great again. No pressure. The former Dayton coach takes over for Tom Crean, who was fired earlier this month after nine seasons on the job.
It's official: Indiana has its new coach. Dayton's Archie Miller has been hired to replace Tom Crean, the school announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
Coming off a second Big Ten championship in 2016 and third Sweet 16 entering this season, Tom Crean and Indiana had great expectations. But things got off to a promising start and ended Thursday with his dismissal.
Josh Okogie scored 24 points as Georgia Tech pulled away from Indiana for a 75-63 win in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
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. 📺:
No. 2 Wisconsin fell from grace late in the season, costing the Badgers a run at the Big Ten title. Wisconsin closed the season with a home win vs. Minnesota. And now the Badgers look to be gaining some momentum with a 70-60 win vs. No. 10 Indiana in their opening Big Ten tourney game Friday night.
Some thrills, big shots, thunderous dunks and lots of blowouts on this day. Here is a look at BTN.com’s All-Thursday team.
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.