It was a phenomenal experience being in New York City for the Big Ten Tournament, with five days of thrilling games that culminated in a Michigan title at Madison Square Garden. Here are the best moments I encountered during the week in New York City.
Another Big Ten tourney is in the books, as the conference took the Big Apple by storm in what proved to be an exciting tourney with twists, turns ... and a surprise winner in No. 5 Michigan. Here is the best of the 2018 Big Ten tourney.
No. 3 Purdue is headed to the Big Ten tourney title game to play No. 5 Michigan after a 78-70 win vs. No. 7 Penn State on Saturday night.
This one took your breath away in what was the best game yet in the Big Ten tourney. Plucky Penn State, a No. 7 seed, took down No. 2 Ohio State, 69-68, to advance to the semifinals. It was the third time this season that the Nittany Lions toppled the Buckeyes.
No. 7 Penn State lives to fight another day following a 65-57 win vs. No. 10 Northwestern. And the Nittany Lions did it even though it shot 36 percent and was without key big man Mike Watkins, who is out for the entire tournament with injury.
In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,
With the Big Ten regular season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to hand out some awards. It was a season dominated by three schools: Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. And those three schools dominate my postseason awards.
"BTN Live" announced the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team and individual award winners Monday night. Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, an unanimous first-teamer and the consensus Big Ten player of the year, headlines the team.
On Monday, the Big Ten men's basketball coach's participated in a teleconference with members of the media to preview the 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Audio from each coach is posted here.
The Big Ten tourney kicks off Wednesday with two games, as No. 13 Illinois takes on No. 12 Iowa and No. 14 Rutgers battles No. 11 Minnesota. Here are some things to look for as the 21st Big Ten tourney preps to kick off.