Before No. 4 Purdue takes on No. 1 Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinals Thursday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton wanted to share what the Big Ten regular-season champs have working for and against them vs. the perennial Big 12 power.
In a stereotypical big vs. small clash, the small is actually favored as No. 1 seed Kansas "hosts" No. 4 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Matt Painter’s squad looks very dangerous as it preps to take on No. 1 Kansas in what essentially will be a home game for the Jayhawks in Kansas City on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
The Big Ten has three teams in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. It’s the most Sweet 16 teams the conference has had in a year since it put four in the regional semis in 2013.
Three Big Ten teams remained in the NCAA women's basketball tournament heading into Sunday, and two (Maryland and Ohio State) won to advance to the Sweet 16.
No. 4 seed Purdue squandered a 19-point lead but held on for an 80-76 win over No. 5 seed Iowa State. Caleb Swanigan was dominant with 20 points and 12 boards for the Boilers.
Before No. 4 Purdue battles No. 5 Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Saturday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton shares with you what the Big Ten regular-season champs have working in their favor and working against them in their matchup vs. the Cyclones.
Four Big Ten teams earned NCAA women's basketball tournament bids, and all four were in first round action Friday. Three of them (Maryland, Ohio State, Purdue) advanced to the Round of 32.
Purdue didn’t fade down the stretch, taking down Vermont 80-70 and notching its first Big Dance victory since 2012.
For what it's worth, Barack Obama doesn't see the Big Ten having much success in the NCAA tournament. See the former President's full bracket inside.