Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
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.
Michigan State arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Big Ten tourney meaning business after an inconsistent regular season. And the No. 5 Spartans delivered with a workmanlike defeat of No. 13 Penn State, drilling the Nittany Lions 78-51.
One day is in the books. And here is a look at BTN.com’s All-Big Ten Team ... for Wednesday. We'll update the team with a new post each day of the tourney.
Kim Pinder-Garner is junior Shep Garner’s mom, and she’s a fixture behind the bench at nearly every Penn State game. If you see a woman in customized Nittany Lions T-shirts leading “We Are!” chants, shouting nicknames for each player and keeping referees on their toes, it’s definitely Kim.
No. 13 PSU took a 76-67 OT win vs. No. 12 Nebraska and will play No. 5 Michigan State on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best from the game inside.
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.
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
From A to Z, here is what you need to know about the Big Ten tourney, which tips off Wednesday in the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Another regular season is in the books and the official all-Big Ten teams have been announced. Here's Tom Dienhart's awards with a line on each winner.