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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Friday team

Mar 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) makes a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Valentine talks about his big night

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The quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament was filled with a little bit of everything. We saw an upset win by No. 8-seeded Michigan in the opener, blowout victories by Purdue and Michigan State in Games 2 and 3, and Maryland hold on to a win in the nightcap.

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Dienhart: Maryland comes alive in the postseason

Mar 11, 2016;  Indianapolis, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins bench reacts in the first half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlights: Maryland holds off Nebraska

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Maryland began the year as the favorite to win the Big Ten, but the Terps never reached that goal, finishing in a tie for third place with a 12-6 mark. Maryland even went 2-4 down the stretch. That’s changed as the Terrapins have come alive in the postseason. Save for seeing a 25-point lead shaved to six, the Terps looked good tonight in dispatching No. 11 Nebraska, 97-86, as Maryland was white-hot from beyond the arc in hitting its first seven 3-pointers.

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Tom's Take: Two tourney upsets make it a wild Day 2

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines  bench reacts during the closing seconds of their overtime game against the  Northwestern Wildcats during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan win one of four Thursday thrillers

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If you like upsets, today was your day. No. 12 Illinois took down No. 5 Iowa, and No. 11 Nebraska topped No. 6 Wisconsin. What does it mean? For the first time since Michigan and Illinois did it in 1999, two double-digit seeds will play in the quarterfinals. Here’s a complete look at the day’s action.

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Thursday team

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Big Ten fans were treated to four outstanding games on Thursday. No. 11 Nebraska and No. 12 Illinois pulled off big upset victories, while No. 8 Michigan and No. 7 Ohio State held on to advance to the tournament quarterfinals as well. With four great games, there were plenty of phenomenal individual performances. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman were there to take in all the action.

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Dienhart: Shields, Nebraska stun Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Andrew White (3) goes up over the shoulders of  Wisconsin Badgers forward Khalil Iverson (21) in the first half during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highligts: Watch Nebraska hold off Wisconsin

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No. 11 Nebraska continued a surprising run in Indianapolis with a 70-58 upset of No. 6 Wisconsin a day after dispatching No. 14 Rutgers. Tim Miles is doing his best to salvage what has been a disappointing season. This mini-run is something the program can build on. Up next: No. 3 Maryland.

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