Before No. 4 Purdue takes on No. 1 Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinals Thursday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton wanted to share what the Big Ten regular-season champs have working for and against them vs. the perennial Big 12 power.
In a stereotypical big vs. small clash, the small is actually favored as No. 1 seed Kansas "hosts" No. 4 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Beware the Badgers. This is a seasoned team that most agree was way underseeded in this NCAA tourney bracket. Wisconsin finished second in the Big Ten in the regular season and advanced to the league title game. Still, the Selection Committee slotted UW as a No. 8. What?
(AP) Tracy Abrams scored 18 points, Leron Black had a double-double and Illinois pulled away midway through the second half to beat Boise State 71-56 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT. No. 2 seed Illinois (20-14) will play fourth-seeded Central Florida (23-11) in a quarterfinal. The game was tied at 49 with 10 minutes left before Illinois closed on a 22-7 run. Malcolm Hill scored 13 points and has 1,817 for his career, surpassing Dee Brown (1,812) for third place all-time at Illinois. Abrams was 6 of 11 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Black
Matt Painter’s squad looks very dangerous as it preps to take on No. 1 Kansas in what essentially will be a home game for the Jayhawks in Kansas City on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
The Big Ten has three teams in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. It’s the most Sweet 16 teams the conference has had in a year since it put four in the regional semis in 2013.
Michigan has authored the most compelling story in the nation this March. John Beilein's crew looks to continue it this week in the Midwest Region semifinals. Get Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
This season was always going to be a rebuilding year for the Hawkeyes. Now that it's over, Iowa can start pushing toward a potentially long run as an NCAA Tournament program.
It was a battle for about 35 minutes between No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 8 seed Michigan State, but the Jayhawks opened the floodgates in the final minutes for a 90-70 win.
Someone call Hollywood. The Michigan story keeps getting better, as the No. 7 Wolverines are off to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years after knocking off No. 2 Louisville, 73-69, on Sunday afternoon.