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.
This is a seasoned team that has played a lot of NCAA games in recent years, winning nine of their last 10 NCAA opening tilts. Wisconsin was the NCAA runner-up in 2015 and reached the Final Four in 2014. Last year, the Badgers played in the Sweet 16.
Giving back is part of the game for Wisconsin athletes.
Now that a Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan has been crowned after blazing an incredible four-day trail through D.C., it’s time to pick the “bests” from the event celebrating its 20th season. It’s tough to narrow down these picks after 13 games in five days, but here they are.
The 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. Let the madness begin, as the Big Ten looks to win its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000.
Seven Big Ten teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced Sunday night. Big Ten regular-season champ Purdue headlines the conference as the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region, while Big Ten tourney champion Michigan is the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region.
No. 8 Michigan downed No. 2 Wisconsin, 71-56, on Sunday to become the highest seed to win the Big Ten tournament. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best from the championship victory inside.
Wisconsin is back, baby! And the rest of the nation should be worried. The Badgers were looking to regain their rhythm when they arrived in Washington, D.C., as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tourney. Mission accomplished.
No. 2 Wisconsin fell from grace late in the season, costing the Badgers a run at the Big Ten title. Wisconsin closed the season with a home win vs. Minnesota. And now the Badgers look to be gaining some momentum with a 70-60 win vs. No. 10 Indiana in their opening Big Ten tourney game Friday night.