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Friday Sep 2
12:30 PMW. Illinois at IowaWatch
3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMGeorgetown at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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Like numbers? Check out these 10 Big Ten tournament facts

The Big Ten tournament bracket is set, and the 18th annual event will tip off Wednesday at the United Center. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] This year’s tourney is the first with 14 teams and 13 games, as the field expanded for the second time in four years with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. Before the action starts, I’ve compiled 10 fun numbers from the 17-year history of the tournament. See all of the numbers below. .750 – Winning percentage of No. 1 seeds, which have gone 30-10. .365 – Winning percentage of Indiana

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Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

And just like that, the Big Ten regular season is over. The final week provided plenty of dramatics, despite Wisconsin entering the week owning a share of the Big Ten crown. The Badgers wrapped up the outright title, their first since 2008, in Tuesday night’s win at rival Minnesota. Now, it’s off to the Big Ten tourney, which starts Wednesday at the United Center. Before we focus all of our attention on the tourney, here’s my recap of the week that was. Biggest surprise: Purdue. No one saw the Boilermakers finishing 12-6 in league action after a sluggish effort in