No. 8 Michigan downed No. 2 Wisconsin, 71-56, on Sunday to become the highest seed to win the Big Ten tournament. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best from the championship victory inside.
The Wolverines’ plane accident Wednesday has dominated headlines and has seemed to serve as motivation during their march to Sunday’s tournament final. But don’t let that uplifting story overshadow their formula for success: They’ll shoot you out of the gym.
First, Michigan knocked off No. 9 Illinois and No. 1 Purdue. Now, No. 4 Minnesota is out, falling 84-77 to the Wolverines, who will play in the title game for the first time since 2014.
Michigan was back in its normal on-court attire Friday vs. No. 1 seed Purdue, but Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman was still rocking the pink shoes he donned in Thursday's Big Ten tourney opener.
Michigan took down the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tourney for the second straight season, this time downing Purdue, 74-70, in overtime. Get Tom Dienhart's best from the Wolverines' upset win inside.
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.
The Michigan marching band was on board the plane that had an accident Wednesday. Unlike the out-of-place practice unis worn by the hoopers, it was impossible to tell from afar that the band members had been involved in any kind of incident.
Anyone associated with the Michigan men’s basketball team won’t soon forget Thursday’s Big Ten tourney-opening win vs. Illinois. Nearly 24 hours after the team plane was in an accident prior takeoff and just a few hours after finally leaving for Washington D.C., the Wolverines were at the Verizon Center, wearing practice uniforms because the real uniforms are part of the investigation. The Wolverines didn’t look like a team that just experienced a life-altering event, nor did they look like a team that didn’t get to practice or get much time to shoot around the NBA arena, unfamiliar to the players.
Arriving the morning of today's game and wearing practice togs, No. 8 Michigan looked to be in championship form in taking down No. 9 Illinois, 75-55, in its opening Big Ten tourney game Thursday afternoon.