Men's Basketball

Wisconsin's magic ride ends with loss to Notre Dame

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Demetrius Jackson (11) and Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) react after a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Notre Dame won 61-56. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Gard talks with BTN

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.

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Big Ten Friday night: Watch Indiana, Wisconsin pregame interviews

Mar 24, 2016; Philadelphia , PA, USA; The Indiana Hoosiers huddle during practice the day before the semifinals of the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center.

IU's Crean says his team is ready to go

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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.

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Big Ten links: Catch up on Friday's football & hoops headlines

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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.

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