The Big Ten tourney final is set, and it will be No. 3-seed Michigan State vs. No. 1-seed Wisconsin. Catch up on both of today’s Big Ten tournament semifinals on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Both teams rallied in semifinal action to advance to Sunday’s final, with the Badgers erasing a five-point deficit en route to running away from Purdue, 71-51, and the Spartans rallying for a 16-point hole to down No. 2-seed Maryland, 62-58. Also, follow BTN.com’s team on Twitter, including Sean Merriman (@BTNSean), Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) and Brent Yarina
CHICAGO — The Big Ten regular-season champs are one win away from being Big Ten tourney champs, too. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] No. 1-seed Wisconsin erased a five-point halftime deficit en route to running away from No. 4-seed Purdue, 71-51, in the first Big Ten tourney semifinal Saturday at the United Center. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Wisconsin’s win. Top star: Bronson Koenig was on fire for Wisconsin, scoring a game-high and career-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He drained three 3-pointers, as the Badgers had four players in double-figures.
Which players had the top performances at the Big Ten tournament on Friday? There were a number of impressive individual efforts in the day’s four games, and you can see our team’s All-Friday team.
The Big Ten tournament quarterfinals are in the books, and we'll see the top four seeds in Saturday's semifinals. Get our Best of Day 3 inside.
It will be the top four seeds in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, this after No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 2 Maryland, No. 3 Michigan State and No. 4 Purdue all carded quarterfinal wins Friday. Catch up on all of Friday’s Big Ten tourney action on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Here are the final results: Wisconsin took down Michigan, 71-60, Purdue rallied past Penn State, 64-59, Maryland held off Indiana, 75-69, and Michigan State downed Ohio State, 76-67. Also, follow BTN.com’s team on Twitter, including Sean Merriman (@BTNSean), Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart)
CHICAGO — No. 13-seed Penn State’s Cinderella run in the Big Ten tourney came to a close in Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] No. 4-seed Purdue rallied and held off Penn State to record a 64-59 win and advance to the semifinals vs. No. 1-seed Wisconsin on Saturday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Purdue’s win. Star player: Purdue big man A.J. Hammons played like an all-star. The 7-footer hit 7-of-10 shots (9-of-11 from the free-throw line) en route to notching a game-high 23 points. Wait,
So much of Rapheal Davis’ game is about hustle and defense. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year showed off these qualities in Purdue’s 64-59 win over Penn State on Friday afternoon in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. Davis really flashed the hustle on a loose ball in the second half, when, trying to save the ball from going out of bounds, he crashed into press row and landed on the walkway between the first and second rows of media. If you’re wondering, yes, Davis saved the ball to
CHICAGO — Four more games down, and we’ve reached the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. It’s going to be a fantastic Friday of hoops, with No. 9 Michigan vs. No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 4 Purdue, No. 7 Indiana vs. No. 2 Maryland and No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan State. The latter two games are on BTN/BTN2Go, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Here’s the link to watch Indiana-Maryland, and here’s the link for Ohio State-Michigan State. Get my Best of Day 2 below. Biggest surprise: It’s Penn State. No one saw this coming. Pat
Every season our BTN TV team compiles the best images of the year for a great video clip. If you didn’t see the 2014-2015 edition on our TV coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, here it is again. Enjoy. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is on now at the United Center in Chicago. Now’s the time to get BTN2Go, our free watch everywhere app. You’ll be able to watch EVERY BTN TV game live and on demand. Get the app for iPhone and iPad, get the app for Android devices, or just go to BTN2Go.com. STORIES | SCORES | TWITTER | FACEBOOK |
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Chris Kowal, assistant professor of consumer science and director of Purdue University’s Center for Professional Selling, gave his sales management class a daunting challenge: Raise $3,500 for a charity in one week. Not only did his students meet this goal, they well surpassed it — by raising over $6,000 for their charity of choice, iCaleb & Co. “I must admit, I was