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Terrapin fans bring the party to D.C., but Wildcats play spoiler

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.

Game 6 recap: Northwestern pummels Rutgers, 83-61

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.

Competitive 2016-2017 season drives 11% ratings increase over previous year

After an extraordinarily competitive 2016-2017 season, BTN’s men’s basketball live game coverage drew an 11% increase in overall household delivery over last season, fueled by a 22% growth in Super Wednesday doubleheaders*. 52 conference games were decided either in the final minute or overtime, and 31 of those were featured on BTN, including 10 of the 12 overtime contests. Additionally, BTN saw six of the top 10 conference games in network history take place during the 2016-2017 season. Along with the Maryland at Minnesota game on Jan. 28 that set the record, Minnesota at Wisconsin (March 5), Michigan State at

Check out the 2016-17 Big Ten Men's all-conference teams

The Big Ten Conference announced the annual men's basketball awards on Monday's "BTN Live,"and we've got the full list right here as well as a season's worth of highlights for every single player.