No. 7 Penn State lives to fight another day following a 65-57 win vs. No. 10 Northwestern. And the Nittany Lions did it even though it shot 36 percent and was without key big man Mike Watkins, who is out for the entire tournament with injury.
Michigan was the pick of some to win the Big Ten tourney for a second year in a row. Last year, the Wolverines did it as a No. 8 seed. This year, Michigan is a No. 5 seed, arriving in New York riding a five-game winning streak.
This was a classic nip-and-tuck No. 8 vs. No. 9 game, as Maryland (8) took on Wisconsin (9). And the Badgers earned a hard-fought 59-54 win to move on to play No. 1 Michigan State on Friday.
In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,
Rutgers may have been the No. 14 seed, but the Scarlet Knights are still alive as they play on what essentially is their home turf, taking a 65-54 win vs. No. 11 Minnesota
No. 12 Iowa and No. 13 Illinois had the honor of tipping off the Big Ten tourney, and Hawkeyes live another day, taking a 96-87 decision.
With the Big Ten regular season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to hand out some awards. It was a season dominated by three schools: Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. And those three schools dominate my postseason awards.
"BTN Live" announced the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team and individual award winners Monday night. Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, an unanimous first-teamer and the consensus Big Ten player of the year, headlines the team.
Big Ten champ Michigan State remains No. 2 in the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Spartans pace four Big Ten teams in the poll, with No. 8 Purdue, No. 13 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan rounding out the conference's representatives.
On Monday, the Big Ten men's basketball coach's participated in a teleconference with members of the media to preview the 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Audio from each coach is posted here.