The penultimate Sunday of the Big Ten men’s basketball season featured a quartet of games. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Ohio State upset No. 8 Iowa, 68-64, to keep its NCAA tourney hopes alive and highlight the day’s games. In other action, No. 6 Michigan State rolled Penn State, 88-57, behind another all-around effort from star Denzel Valentine (19 points, eight rebounds, six assists), Wisconsin took down Michigan, 68-57, to register its 10th win in its last 11 games, and Illinois rallied to knock off shorthanded Minnesota, 84-71. ** MICHIGAN STATE 88, PENN
The Big Ten announced the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket Sunday night. [ MORE: View the full Big Ten tourney bracket (PDF) ] Maryland (27-3, 16-2), fresh off a 110-77 season-ending victory vs. Minnesota, secured its second consecutive outright Big Ten title and will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament March 2-6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Terrapins open their tourney title defense at noon ET Friday. The tournament tips off at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Northwestern, followed by No. 14 Illinois vs. No. 11 Penn State at approximately
This isn’t the first time Patrick Chambers will leave East Lansing, Michigan, frustrated with the officials. [ MORE: Rewatch Penn State at No. 6 Michigan State on BTN2Go ] The Penn State head coach was hit with back-to-back technical fouls and ejected with 4:53 remaining in the first half of Sunday’s loss at the Breslin Center. Chambers was upset with an offensive foul call on Penn State star Brandon Taylor, and needed to be restrained by assistants before walking off the court. In last season’s 66-60 loss at Michigan State, Chambers was assessed a crucial technical foul, prompting him to
The nation’s top draft-eligible college football players are in Indianapolis through Monday participating in the 2016 NFL Combine. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] As is the case every year, there’s no shortage of former Big Ten stars showing off their athleticism at Lucas Oil Stadium. Names such as Jack Conklin (Michigan State), Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) and Christian Hackenberg (Penn State), to name a few, are busy trying to improve their draft stock. It has been an eventful trip for several Big Ten names, too. There’s been good, like Jason Spriggs (Indiana) winning the
The Big Ten title race came into sharper focus on the second-to-last Saturday of the regular season. [ MORE: View the latest Big Ten standings | Check out Sunday’s scoreboard ] We have Purdue to thank for it, as the 20th-ranked Boilermakers held off No. 10 Maryland, 83-79, at Mackey Arena. With the outcome, Purdue improved heated instate rival and Big Ten leader Indiana’s pursuit to the Big Ten crown. The Hoosiers can clinch a share of the Big Ten crown as early as Sunday, with an Ohio State win over Iowa, and wrap up the outright title as early
There is an outstanding crop of freshmen in the Big Ten this year. Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman debate who is the best freshman in the Big Ten.
Michigan State has become an elite program that year in, year out, will battle for the Big Ten title.
The 2016 Big Ten men's basketball tournament will take place March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. BTN will provide live coverage of the tournament, including Game 2 on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET), the first two games on Thursday (noon, 2:30 p.m. ET) and the last two games on Friday (6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ET). Read this post for the full bracket.
The 2016 Big Ten women’s basketball tournament takes place March 2-6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and we have all of the TV information in this post. [ MORE: 2016 Big Ten women’s basketball tournament bracket (PDF) | Women’s basketball standings | Tiebreaking rules ] The top four finishers in the regular-season standings will receive byes in the first and second rounds, and the first two days of the tournament will consist of a combined six games. The team or teams that finish atop the conference standings will be named Big Ten Champion. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth
Here is a look at an all-Big Ten team made up of two-star and unranked players.