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Tourney recap: No. 8 Wisconsin knocks off No. 1 Villanova

Down go the defending champs, as No. 8 seed Wisconsin knocked off No. 1 Villanova, 65-62. The Badgers move on to their fourth straight Sweet 16, and their sixth in the last seven seasons.

Brad Underwood by the numbers

Illinois has hired Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood to the same position, and the BTN Stats Department breaks the hire down by the numbers.

Illinois names Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood as new head coach

Illinois has its new coach: It’s Brad Underwood from Oklahoma State. Underwood, 53, offers hope for a program that has missed the last four NCAA tourneys. Illinois hasn’t gone that long without a Big Dance appearance since missing the event from 1964-1980.

NCAA tourney preview: No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 5 Iowa State

Before No. 4 Purdue battles No. 5 Iowa State in the Midwest Region on Saturday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton shares with you what the Big Ten regular-season champs have working in their favor and working against them in their matchup vs. the Cyclones.

NCAA tourney preview: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 8 Northwestern

Before No. 8 Northwestern takes on No. 1 Gonzaga in the West Region on Saturday afternoon, BTN researcher Harold Shelton shares with you what the Wildcats have working in their favor and working against them in their matchup vs. the Bulldogs.

NCAA tourney preview: No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 Wisconsin

No. 8 Wisconsin faces No. 1 Villanova in the East Region on Saturday afternoon. The winner advances to the Sweet 16, which Wisconsin has advanced to each of the last three seasons and five of the last six.

Watch Pat Fitzgerald celebrate Northwestern's first NCAA tourney win in locker room

It’s cliche to say someone bleeds his or her school color, but Northwestern legend Pat Fitzgerald just may bleed purple. The former Northwestern student and all-world linebacker and current football coach loves his school, and all of its sporting teams. Fitzgerald gave everyone an idea of his Northwestern fandom Thursday, when cameras captured him interrupting Chris Collins’ postgame speech to congratulate the team on winning the program’s first NCAA tourney game in its debut. Northwestern looks to improve to 2-0 in the tourney and advance to its first Sweet 16 vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 5:15 p.m. ET Saturday.

Tourney recap: No. 9 Michigan State rolls No. 8 Miami

No. 9 seeded Michigan State overcame an early 12-point deficit and never looked back against Miami, as the Spartans rolled to a 78-58 victory over the 'Canes.