Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Who doesn’t love a surprise? We all do. And the Big Ten basketball season was filled with some good ones.
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
(AP) The late-game, season-ending meltdown clearly hurt. But Wisconsin can look toward a bright future once it gets over the loss to Notre Dame.
Wisconsin’s magic ride ended like a kick in the gut in the Sweet 16. After leading No. 6 Notre Dame for most of the game and failing to put away the poor-shooting Fighting Irish when they had a chance, the No. 7 Badgers let it slip away with some crucial late turnovers.
Wisconsin and Notre Dame in the Sweet 16. What more could you want?
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana has a winning record in the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 seeds (5-3). Wisconsin is two wins away in the East Regional from becoming the first program since UCLA (2006-2008) to make three straight Final Fours. Tonight, the No. 7 seeded Badgers face No. 6 seed Notre Dame (7:30 p.m. ET) before the No. 5 seeded Hoosiers take on No. 1 seed North Carolina (10 p.m. ET), and we talked to the coaches and a key player from each Big Ten squad.
USA TODAY Sports
The Sweet 16 is set to begin tonight as Maryland is set to take on No. 1-seeded Kansas at 9:40 p.m. ET.