Michigan State arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Big Ten tourney meaning business after an inconsistent regular season. And the No. 5 Spartans delivered with a workmanlike defeat of No. 13 Penn State, drilling the Nittany Lions 78-51.
Best chance at an upset? Best chance to be upset? And who is the most dangerous team? Tom Dienhart looks ahead to the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
After an extraordinarily competitive 2016-2017 season, BTN’s men’s basketball live game coverage drew an 11% increase in overall household delivery over last season, fueled by a 22% growth in Super Wednesday doubleheaders*. 52 conference games were decided either in the final minute or overtime, and 31 of those were featured on BTN, including 10 of the 12 overtime contests. Additionally, BTN saw six of the top 10 conference games in network history take place during the 2016-2017 season. Along with the Maryland at Minnesota game on Jan. 28 that set the record, Minnesota at Wisconsin (March 5), Michigan State at
From A to Z, here is what you need to know about the Big Ten tourney, which tips off Wednesday in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Another regular season is in the books and the official all-Big Ten teams have been announced. Here's Tom Dienhart's awards with a line on each winner.
The Big Ten Conference announced the annual men's basketball awards on Monday's "BTN Live,"and we've got the full list right here as well as a season's worth of highlights for every single player.
Each Big Ten coach checks in with his take on the upcoming Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Listen to all 14 coaches here.
It's the Monday before the Big Ten tourney. How's it looking out there for the Big Ten in the Big Dance?
BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Washington D.C., including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 5 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 Mike Hall and analyst Shon Morris will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be included. At 5 p.m.
Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland and Minnesota are the top four seeds in the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night.