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BTN to provide complete coverage throughout Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Indianapolis, including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 6 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 Rick Pizzo and analyst Jon Crispin 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 6 p.m. ET Tuesday, BTN Live will

Audio: Hear your men’s basketball coach's tourney preview

On Monday, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Dive in and hear from each coach. Remember: BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Indianapolis, including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 6 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 Rick Pizzo and analyst Jon Crispin

2016 Big Ten Tourney Bracket

Here's the 2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament bracket

The Big Ten regular season is complete, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the Big Ten tourney. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tourney bracket (PDF) ] Outright Big Ten champion Indiana is the No. 1 seed in the event that tips at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and runs through Sunday afternoon, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Hoosiers, along with No. 2 Michigan State, No. 3 Maryland and No. 4 Purdue, receive double-byes and open the tourney Friday. Here is the official bracket: WEDNESDAY Game 1, 4:30 pm. ET ESPN2: No. 13 Minnesota vs.

Mar 5, 2016; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Stephon Sharp (15) defends against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Corey Sanders (3) during second half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Rutgers Scarlet Knights defeated Minnesota Golden Gophers 75-52.
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Dienhart: My best of final week of Big Ten regular season

The regular season is over. Now, it’s off to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney, where top seeds Indiana and Michigan State look like the teams to beat. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tourney bracket ] Before we turn all of our focus to the tourney at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, let’s take a look at the best of the last week of the regular season. Best win: Rutgers vs. Minnesota. There were several big wins by the contenders, but it has to be the previously winless Scarlet Knights’ 75-52 win vs. Minnesota on Saturday. The blowout victory snapped

Mar 5, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costello (10) drives the baseline against Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during the second half of a game  at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Top plays from Saturday's Big Ten Men's Basketball action

What a day of Big Ten men’s basketball. We had three conference games on Saturday, highlighted by Michigan State’s commanding 91-76 win over Ohio State on Senior Day. In other Big Ten action: Rutgers earned its first Big Ten win of the season with a 75-52 blowout victory over Minnesota and Iowa notched an impressive 71-61 victory over Michigan to close out the action. With three games on the slate, we were able to grab the top moments and post them here. Check out the best highlights from Saturday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action! We love this play by Matt

Mar 5, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; A general view of  Jack Breslin Student Events Center during the first half of the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

@BTNStatsGuys: Here's a look at teams' Big Ten tourney scenarios

It’s the final day of the regular season, and the Big Ten tournament picture becomes clearer and clearer after every game. [ MORE: View Sunday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] With two games left, we know the No. 1 (Indiana), No. 2 (Michigan State), No. 7 (Ohio State), No. 8 (Michigan), No. 9 (Northwestern), No. 10 (Penn State), No. 11 (Nebraska), No. 12 (Illinois), No. 13 (Minnesota) and No. 14 (Rutgers) seeds. We’ll figure out seeds Nos. 3-6 tonight. Here’s the latest look at each team’s tourney scenarios, via @BTNStatsGuys. 1. Indiana (14-3) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye. 2. Michigan

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Senior Nights featured on Saturday's 'Journey' episode

This week on the annual Senior Night episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016" we see how Iowa’s senior class of Jarrod Uthoff, Anthony Clemmons, Mike Gesell and Adam Woodbury put together a memorable final season. Plus, learn about Minnesota senior Joey King’s special friendship and watch Nebraska's Shavon Shields make it back from injury for one more game.

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Dienhart: How rare are outright Big Ten men's hoops titles?

How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men's basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men's program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.

Mar 2, 2016; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Jonathan Laurent (4) and Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward D.J. Foreman (1) defend against Michigan State Spartans forward Matt Costello (10) during first half at Louis Brown Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Get Wednesday night's top Big Ten men's basketball highlights

No. 2 Michigan State and Wisconsin carded victories in the season’s final Super Wednesday doubleheader. [ MORE: Catch up on Wednesday’s action with our Big Ten scoreboard ] The Spartans drilled Rutgers, 97-66, behind Bryn Forbes’ Big Ten single-game record 11 3-pointers, and the Badgers held off rival Minnesota, 62-49, to notch its 11th win in its last 12 games. Catch up on all of the action below. MICHIGAN STATE 97, RUTGERS 66: Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a Big Ten Conference record 11 3-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to

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Video: Minnesota basketball honors senior Joey King

Joey King’s senior season hasn’t gone the way he envisioned. [ MORE: Watch all of our Big Ten senior day videos ] After all, Minnesota brought a 2-14 Big Ten clip into its home finale Wednesday night vs. rival Wisconsin. But the Eagan, Minnesota, native has played a big role for his home team in each of the past three seasons, scoring more than 1,100 career points and ranking as the program’s best free-throw shooter (84 percent). King received one last round of applause during the team’s pregame senior night festivities. Watch the ceremony in the video above. *** The