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Sweet 16 preview: No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 3 Texas Tech

Purdue did more than advance to the Sweet 16 in holding off Butler on Sunday afternoon. It also clinched its first 30-win season in program history. Win No. 31 will have to come against Texas Tech in Boston.

Dienhart: Purdue, sans Isaac Haas, tops Butler to make Sweet 16

No Isaac Haas, no problem for Purdue, which gritted out a 76-73 win vs. Butler in the second round of the NCAA tourney. Purdue is in the Sweet 16 for the second season in a row, losing to Kansas last year.

NBA scout breaks down the four Big Ten tourney teams

BTN's Tom Dienhart talked to an NBA scout who has seen myriad Big Ten games this season to get his opinion on each Big Ten team in the Big Dance. Here's what the scout told me the strengths and weaknesses of each Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue heading into the tourney.

Why each Big Ten NCAA team should win, could lose tourney opener

With a No. 2 seed (Purdue), a pair of No. 3 seeds (Michigan & Michigan State) and a No. 5 seed (Ohio State), the Big Ten is expected to advance all of its teams to this weekend's Round of 32. Here are the stats for why each Big Ten team should win, and could lose.

Beyond the star, which player is most vital for each NCAA team?

Everyone knows the star player on each Big Ten team in the Big Dance. For Ohio State, it’s Keita Bates-Diop. For Michigan, it’s Moe Wagner. For Michigan State, it’s Miles Bridges. For Purdue, it’s Carsen Edwards. Beyond those shining stars, which player for each team is most vital?

NCAA tournament preview: No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton

Purdue is a sterling 28-6 overall, two wins shy of setting the school single-season standard for victories. And the Boilermakers went 15-3 in the Big Ten, one of the school’s best conference marks of the Matt Painter era that began in 2005-06. [ MORE: View the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket ] But Purdue has no hardware to show for any of it, finishing second in the regular season and second in the Big Tourney. No doubt, a run to the program’s first Final Four since 1980 would make up for the lack of any trophies in what has been a

@BTNStatsGuys: Big Ten NCAA tournament teams, by the numbers

The NCAA tournament bracket is out, and four Big Ten teams will be dancing starting Thursday. Before the madness starts, here are some fun tidbits for No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Ohio State.