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.
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.
Now that a Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan has been crowned after blazing an incredible four-day trail through D.C., it’s time to pick the “bests” from the event celebrating its 20th season. It’s tough to narrow down these picks after 13 games in five days, but here they are.
No. 8 Michigan downed No. 2 Wisconsin, 71-56, on Sunday to become the highest seed to win the Big Ten tournament. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best from the championship victory inside.
Who were the biggest stars in Big Ten tournament semifinal action Saturday afternoon? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his best five players.
The Wolverines’ plane accident Wednesday has dominated headlines and has seemed to serve as motivation during their march to Sunday’s tournament final. But don’t let that uplifting story overshadow their formula for success: They’ll shoot you out of the gym.
First, Michigan knocked off No. 9 Illinois and No. 1 Purdue. Now, No. 4 Minnesota is out, falling 84-77 to the Wolverines, who will play in the title game for the first time since 2014.