To say the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is intense would be an understatement. These schools just don’t like each other. And that intensity continued to manifest itself in Saturday’s semifinal Big Ten tourney clash.
This is familiar territory for Michigan. It won the Big Ten tourney as a No. 8 seed last year. And, it’s looking to make a similar run this March as a No. 5 seed as it rides a seven-game winning streak. Michigan took a step closer to another title with a 77-58 win vs. No. 4 Nebraska.
Michigan was the pick of some to win the Big Ten tourney for a second year in a row. Last year, the Wolverines did it as a No. 8 seed. This year, Michigan is a No. 5 seed, arriving in New York riding a five-game winning streak.
In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,
With the Big Ten regular season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to hand out some awards. It was a season dominated by three schools: Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. And those three schools dominate my postseason awards.
"BTN Live" announced the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team and individual award winners Monday night. Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, an unanimous first-teamer and the consensus Big Ten player of the year, headlines the team.
Big Ten champ Michigan State remains No. 2 in the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Spartans pace four Big Ten teams in the poll, with No. 8 Purdue, No. 13 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan rounding out the conference's representatives.
On Monday, the Big Ten men's basketball coach's participated in a teleconference with members of the media to preview the 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Audio from each coach is posted here.
The Big Ten tourney kicks off Wednesday with two games, as No. 13 Illinois takes on No. 12 Iowa and No. 14 Rutgers battles No. 11 Minnesota. Here are some things to look for as the 21st Big Ten tourney preps to kick off.
Schools celebrated Senior Days across the Big Ten, so emotions packed many arenas. It was an exciting week of action, as Michigan State clinched its first outright Big Ten title since 2009 and schools looked to polish NCAA resumes with the Big Ten tourney right around the corner.