Indiana’s ride is over, as the Hoosiers lost 101-86 to a hot-shooting North Carolina squad that wasn’t going to be denied on this night in a Sweet 16 battle.
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?
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.
Michigan State basketball is already talking about next year. Michigan football says it's open to renewing one special rivalry. Wisconsin football is holding a spring practice not in Florida but some place north. These football and basketball stories and more in Friday's Big Ten news digest.
All four No. 1 seeds are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2012. And Kansas wasn’t going to be denied on this night.
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.
I can think no better way to start your day than the "Fresh Prince of the Big Dance."#MoeschMadness https://t.co/nn2oiGpPc1 — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 24, 2016 Are you ready for more “Moesch Madness?” On Wednesday, Wisconsin bench players Aaron Moesch and Matt Ferris attempted to recreate Bronson Koenig’s game-winning shot against against Xavier. The video was quite funny, as both players certainly have standout personalities. Today, Moesch and Ferris delivered again. In honor of their Sweet 16 trip to Philadelphia, the two put together a music video to the theme of “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Check it out at
At the beginning of the basketball season, our panel of Big Ten men's basketball experts came together and made some predictions. Some were pretty good, others not so much. See what they predicted and how it compares to the end results.
Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin are playing against Spartan-like fire power this weekend.