Iowa is back in the NCAA tourney as a No. 7 seed for the second year in a row. This is the Hawkeyes third appearance in a row, the first time the program has pulled off that trifecta since 1991-93. But Iowa hasn’t reached the Sweet 16 since 1999.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. Let the madness begin, as the Big Ten looks to win its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000. Seven Big Ten teams made the field: Michigan State, Purdue, Maryland, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Who has the toughest potential path? Who has the easiest potential path?
Tune into BTN Sunday right now today for the “B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special” for complete coverage of Selection Sunday.
After Michigan State (28-5) built a 36-26 halftime lead over No. 13 Purdue (26-7), the Spartans hung on to win 66-62. Tune into BTN at 7 p.m. ET today for the “B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special” for complete coverage of Selection Sunday.
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The only time Michigan State and Purdue faced off this season, we witnessed an instant classic as Purdue won the hard-fought overtime thriller, 82-81. Purdue snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spartans and proved to themselves that they could compete with anyone in the country. Michigan State gets a much wanted revenge game today with the Big Ten Tournament Championship on the line.
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Purdue’s Raphael Davis and Michigan State’s Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes. When I sit down to watch today’s Big Ten tournament championship game, those are the three players I’ll be watching very closely. Let me tell you why.
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No. 2 Michigan State and No. 4 Purdue will meet in Sunday’s Big Ten Tournament championship game.