The Big Ten tourney kicks off today with 14 teams hoping to land a spot in Sunday’s championship at the United Center in Chicago. Here are the top four storylines. The action tips off today with No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 12 Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at the United Center. BTN’s first game is at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, when No. 11 Minnesota meets No. 14 Rutgers (watch live on BTN2Go, too). We’ll have five games total, including two on Thursday and Friday. Our live scoreboard is here. 1. Can Wisconsin earn a No. 1 NCAA seed? The Badgers
Tuesday’s “BTN Live” was a special two-hour show from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago. With the 2015 Big Ten Tournament set to kick off on Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center, several big-name guests joined the show, including the likes of Penn State coach Pat Chambers, former Iowa star Acie Earl, and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Watch Delany’s interview in this post, and use the links below to watch other highlights from the event. Among the guests: Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo Former Iowa star Acie Earl
Wisconsin enters the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the top seed and favorite to win the 14-team event. The Badgers finished the regular season with an impressive 28-3 record, including a 16-2 mark in Big Ten play, two games ahead of second-seeded Maryland. But just because Bo Ryan’s team is the top seed in this weekend’s tournament, does that mean they are the obvious favorite to win it? Let’s take a look at some history. In the 17 years of the Big Ten tourney, the No. 1 seed has won the event seven times (41 percent of the
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to kick off on Wednesday, and all eyes will be on the conference’s top players. With a big week ahead, here’s a look at five players to watch in this week’s Big Ten tournament. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin: The Big Ten regular season was “Frank’s World,” and the rest of the league was forced to live in it. Now, he is poised for prime time as Kaminsky and the Badgers look to sweep the conference championships. As versatile as the senior Player of the Year is, it has been his dominant post play
Don’t forget that our daily show “BTN Live” goes live from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago ahead of Wednesday’s opening games of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Chicago’s United Center. Hosted by Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson, Shon Morris, and Stephen Bardo, the Tuesday show guest list is out. Tune in at 6 p.m. ET for the two-hour show. Can’t get to a TV? Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 6 p.m. ET via BTN2Go. Today’s guests include: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of
The Big Ten men's Basketball Tournament is almost here, and our Tom Dienhart takes a look at the best game, most overlooked game, a few "must win" situations and more. Jump in for a quick read and be sue you have the BTN2Go app ready to go for live games on BTN and pregame and postgame shows.
The 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Teams and individual honors were released Monday night on "BTN Live." See the full teams and individual honors inside.
With conference tournament week about to hit full swing, let’s take one last look at the mock brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com. The teams seemingly with the most on the line in Chicago for the Big Ten tourney are Illinois and Indiana. Palm has both on the Bubble and in play-in games. He has Indiana as a No. 11 playing No. 11 Ole Miss, and Illinois a No. 12 taking on No. 12 Texas A&M. Lunardi has Indiana as a No. 12 seed in a play-in game vs. BYU. He has Illinois out of
The weekly Big Ten men’s basketball coaches talk to the media via the Big Ten teleconference each week, and this Monday’s audio is now available. No surprise that the topic of conversation for all 14 coaches revolves round the upcoming men’s tournament held in Chicago and starting Wednesday. BTN has five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute Selection Sunday Special this weekend. It all starts with at 6 p.m. ET Monday night with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the “BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show.” Listen to all 14
The Big Ten tournament bracket is set, and the 18th annual event will tip off Wednesday at the United Center. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] This year’s tourney is the first with 14 teams and 13 games, as the field expanded for the second time in four years with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. Before the action starts, I’ve compiled 10 fun numbers from the 17-year history of the tournament. See all of the numbers below. .750 – Winning percentage of No. 1 seeds, which have gone 30-10. .365 – Winning percentage of Indiana