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Game 4 recap: Freshmen help Michigan State rout Penn State

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.

Big Ten All-Parent First Team: Kim Pinder-Garner

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.

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.