Now that a Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan has been crowned after blazing an incredible four-day trail through D.C., it’s time to pick the “bests” from the event celebrating its 20th season. It’s tough to narrow down these picks after 13 games in five days, but here they are.
The 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. Let the madness begin, as the Big Ten looks to win its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000.
Seven Big Ten teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced Sunday night. Big Ten regular-season champ Purdue headlines the conference as the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region, while Big Ten tourney champion Michigan is the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region.
Wisconsin is back, baby! And the rest of the nation should be worried. The Badgers were looking to regain their rhythm when they arrived in Washington, D.C., as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tourney. Mission accomplished.
Northwestern has added a trip to the Big Ten tourney semifinals to its resume after a rousing 72-64 triumph over Maryland on Friday night. This is the first time NU has won two games in the Big Ten tourney.
The Big Ten Tournament got underway Wednesday, and nine games were played at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center before the closest team to town got to take the floor Friday evening. Northwestern spoiled the mood, however.
Some thrills, big shots, thunderous dunks and lots of blowouts on this day. Here is a look at BTN.com’s All-Thursday team.
No. 6 Norhtwestern, the program’s highest seed ever, took down No. 14 Rutgers, 83-61, in their opening Big Ten tourney game, pushing on to play No. 3 Maryland on Thursday. Everyone got a chance to get in on the action for NU on this night.
Charlie Hall entered Thursday night with a total of two minutes played since the calendar flipped to 2017. He played the final 1:07 in Northwestern's easy win vs. Rutgers, and his mother Julia Louis-Dreyfus loved it all.
Best chance at an upset? Best chance to be upset? And who is the most dangerous team? Tom Dienhart looks ahead to the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.