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Dienhart: Michigan wins thriller over Northwestern

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Northwestern Wildcats center Alex Olah (22) makes the game tying shot with under 2 seconds to go against the Michigan Wolverines during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlights: Michigan edges Northwestern in OT

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Michigan arrived in Indianapolis most likely needing to win at least two games in the Big Ten tourney to earn an NCAA bid. It got one today when it downed Northwestern 72-70 in overtime. Let’s get ton the details.

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Great eight: Big Ten men's tourney quarterfinals are set

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers Shavon Shields (31) drives to the basket against Wisconsin Badgers guard Zak Showalter (3) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Nebraska's Shields helps stun Wisconsin

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The second day of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is over and two teams pulled off upsets. No. 11 seed Nebraska stunned No. 6 seed Wisconsin, 70-58 while No. 12 seed Illinois knocked off  No. 5 seed Iowa 68-66. Also earlier, No. 7 seed Ohio State beat No. 10 seed Penn State 79-75, and No. 8 seed Michigan survived in overtime against No. 9 seed Northwestern, 72-70. Bookmark our Big Ten tourney central page for a running account of the tourney.

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Look back at these surprising Big Ten tourney performances

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Who surprised in 2015?

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Illinois’ Cory Bradford in 1999. Iowa’s Reggie Evans in 2001. Northwestern’s Michael Thompson in 2011. These are but a few of the eye-opening performances that drove their respective men’s basketball teams deeper into the Big Ten tournament than most expected.

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