Tom Izzo has the Spartans back in the Final Four for the seventh time in his tenure. Of the seven trips to the final weekend, this one is the most surprising, Tom Dienhart writes.
With both Wisconsin and Michigan State in the Final Four, BTN travels its studio team to Indianapolis for extensive coverage.
Final Four analyses is flying off Internet browsers faster than I can type this. You name it, it has been or will be analyzed in coming days. … Frank Kaminsky’s jumper … Branden Dawson’s attitude … Tom Izzo’s facial expressions. Here is a nice video from FOX Sports Live along those lines that looks at how the Badgers can be mighty Kentucky. The key Badger? It’s not Frank Kaminsky, so this video says. It’s Sam Dekker, right? Right. *** Michigan State has a tall task in its semifinal game vs. Duke. I think Branden Dawson hit it on the head
Wisconsin is in the Final Four for the second consecutive season. And just like last season, Kentucky awaits in the national semifinal. See how the Badgers made it to the Final Four inside.
Michigan State is headed to its ninth Final Four and its seventh under Tom Izzo. This one, as the No. 7 seed in the East Region, is arguably the most surprising of the group.
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky was the lone unanimous selection, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell was one of two freshmen to earn honors.
Northwestern freshman guard Johnnie Vassar and Purdue sophomore guard Bryson Scott will transfer, the two programs announced Monday. Read about both transfers below: EVANSTON, Ill. – Freshman guard Johnnie Vassar will transfer from Northwestern University head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins announced today. “Johnnie let us know that he has chosen to pursue another university to continue his career,” Collins said. “We support his decision and enjoyed having him as a member of the program this season. He is a talented player with a bright future and we wish him nothing but the best in everything he does going forward.”
The Big Ten has multiple teams in the Final Four for the eighth time, the most of any conference. Tom Dienhart takes a look back at the previous seven times inside.
How did Michigan State students celebrate the Spartans Final Four berth? By throwing bagels into the air. Seriously. Check out video of the celebration inside.
Big Monday for the Big Ten. When commish Jim Delany went to bed last night, his league had two Final Four teams for the first time since 2005. (This after Ohio State won the football national title.) Wisconsin punched its second ticket in a row to the Final Four on Saturday with a win vs. Arizona. Up next: No. 1 Kentucky, which is chasing history with a 38-0 mark. The Wildcats beat the Badgers by one point in the Final Four last year. But Wisconsin could upset Kentucky this time around. How? Two reasons: Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky. ***