It's another No. 12 over a No. 5. Still, the future is bright for Richard Pitino’s program.
Coming off a second Big Ten championship in 2016 and third Sweet 16 entering this season, Tom Crean and Indiana had great expectations. But things got off to a promising start and ended Thursday with his dismissal.
Freshmen Jordan Bohannon (19 points, 11 assists), and Tyler Cook (18 points, eight rebounds) to lead Iowa to a 87-75 win over South Dakota in the NIT on Wednesday.
For what it's worth, Barack Obama doesn't see the Big Ten having much success in the NCAA tournament. See the former President's full bracket inside.
It goes without saying that every school wants to have success in the NCAA tourney. It’s the ultimate measuring stick. And for Purdue, it has fallen short—badly—the last two years.
Josh Okogie scored 24 points as Georgia Tech pulled away from Indiana for a 75-63 win in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Malcolm Hill scored 25 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Jamall Walker picked up a win in his debut as the interim coach as Illinois route Valparaiso in an opening game of the NIT.
If one of the Big Ten's seven teams is going to reach the summit, a key player for each squad will need to step up. And, here is that key player, according to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.
Now that you've had a couple days to consider the NCAA tournament bracket, BTN researcher Harold Shelton decided it was as good time to share 10 fun Big Ten facts about the NCAA tourney.
Maryland suffered a lot of attrition after last season with the likes of Robert Carter Jr., Jake Layman, Rasheed Suliamon and Diamond Stone gone. Some may have even wondered if the Terps could make the Big Dance.