Wisconsin's Zak Showalter capped an unbelievable late comeback by No. 8 seed Wisconsin, but No. 4 seed Florida responded in overtime with an equally thrilling buzzer-beater to eliminate the Badgers.
The Big Ten is down to one team still alive in the NCAA tournament, as No. 8 seed Wisconsin faces No. 4 Florida Friday night at 9:59 p.m. ET. As always, BTN researcher Harold Shelton has the in-depth analytical breakdown on what to look for before the Badgers and Gators tip off in New York City.
Don’t count out the Badgers. In fact, this team may have been the Big Ten’s best hope for March glory all along. Yes, Wisconsin is only a No. 8 seed, but the Badgers are not a typical No. 8 seed.
Purdue was in a close game with Kansas Thursday, until it wasn't. The No. 1 Jayhawks turned on the afterburners in the second half and dusted the Boilers, 98-66.
Michigan's magic ran out Thursday as No. 3 seed Oregon beat the No. 7 seed Wolverines, 69-68. Derrick Walton Jr.'s potential game-winning shot fell short at the buzzer, putting an end to Michigan's March run.
With Wisconsin headed to its fourth straight Sweet 16 (Friday night vs. Florida) and his youngest brother, Jordan, fresh off a record-setting rookie season at Iowa, BTN.com reached out to former Wisconsin captain Zach Bohannon for an email Q&A.
There has been no better story this March then the improbable run of the Michigan Wolverines. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart details how they got here.
Illinois fell behind big early at UCF in Wednesday night's NIT quarterfinal and couldn't complete a late-game comeback against the Knights despite 29 points from senior Malcolm Hill. The Illini finished the season with a 20-15 overall record.
Ask Moe Wagner who he looked up to when he was younger, and suddenly the Michigan big man's fiery demeanor makes a little more sense. It's Kevin Garnett, and now Wagner is providing his own emotional leadership to Michigan's Sweet 16 team.
Nigel Hayes didn't have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward's reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters.