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.
It goes without saying that every school wants to have success in the NCAA tourney. It’s the ultimate measuring stick. And for Purdue, it has fallen short—badly—the last two years.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2017, with over 400 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus during the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a conference showdown between No. 21 Michigan and Maryland on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Last season, Minnesota won the outright Big Ten title, but Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament Championship for the first time since 2007 en route to the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten coaches voted the Maryland Terrapins as the 2017 conference favorite; however, they figure to
Wrestlers from all 14 Big Ten schools will head to the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, to compete in the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships, which begin Thursday morning and conclude Saturday evening.
If one of the Big Ten's seven teams is going to reach the summit, a key player for each squad will need to step up. And, here is that key player, according to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.
Now that you've had a couple days to consider the NCAA tournament bracket, BTN researcher Harold Shelton decided it was as good time to share 10 fun Big Ten facts about the NCAA tourney.
Depending on whom you ask, the Boilermakers could be a Final Four team … or out of the Big Dance after the first weekend. Purdue has been unceremoniously dumped after one game from the last two NCAA tourneys, blowing late leads in losses to Cincinnati in 2015 and to Arkansas Little Rock last season.
Four Big Ten teams made the 2017 NCAA women's tournament, it was announced Monday night. Big Ten tournament champion Maryland paces the conference with a No. 3 seed.