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Friday Sep 2
12:30 PMW. Illinois at IowaWatch
3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMGeorgetown at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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Bracketology: Illinois and Indiana have a lot riding on Big Ten tourney

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

Listen to all 14 Big Ten men's coaches discuss their teams & the tourney

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

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Like numbers? Check out these 10 Big Ten tournament facts

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

Big Ten Network on Snapchat to take you inside the Big Ten tourney

Ready to go behind the scenes at all sorts of Big Ten sporting events? BTN has added yet another lens to our social media repertoire with the launch of our account on Snapchat. Connect with BigTenNetwork on Snapchat for exclusive content from all the major Big Ten events, college campuses and BTN studios. Have Snapchat on your mobile phone? Come friend us. Our username: bigtennetwork. Don’t know much about Snapchat? Learn more at Snapchat.com. Here’s the link to get the free Snapchat app on iTunes. Do you use an Android device? That version of the free app is in the