It was all Indiana on Thursday night at the Big Ten tournament. The Hoosiers buried Iowa, and its NCAA tourney hopes, in a commanding 95-73 victory at the Verizon Center.
Michigan State arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Big Ten tourney meaning business after an inconsistent regular season. And the No. 5 Spartans delivered with a workmanlike defeat of No. 13 Penn State, drilling the Nittany Lions 78-51.
“I couldn’t be more proud of him.” - Illinois senior Malcolm Hill's mother Machanda reflected on her son's accomplishments during the Illini's loss to Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament Thursday.
The Michigan marching band was on board the plane that had an accident Wednesday. Unlike the out-of-place practice unis worn by the hoopers, it was impossible to tell from afar that the band members had been involved in any kind of incident.
Anyone associated with the Michigan men’s basketball team won’t soon forget Thursday’s Big Ten tourney-opening win vs. Illinois. Nearly 24 hours after the team plane was in an accident prior takeoff and just a few hours after finally leaving for Washington D.C., the Wolverines were at the Verizon Center, wearing practice uniforms because the real uniforms are part of the investigation. The Wolverines didn’t look like a team that just experienced a life-altering event, nor did they look like a team that didn’t get to practice or get much time to shoot around the NBA arena, unfamiliar to the players.
Arriving the morning of today's game and wearing practice togs, No. 8 Michigan looked to be in championship form in taking down No. 9 Illinois, 75-55, in its opening Big Ten tourney game Thursday afternoon.
Let’s hear it for Rutgers! The Scarlet Knights claimed their first Big Ten tourney triumph with a 66-57 victory vs. Ohio State, while also picking up the first win by a No. 14 seed in the Big Ten tournament.
One day is in the books. And here is a look at BTN.com’s All-Big Ten Team ... for Wednesday. We'll update the team with a new post each day of the tourney.
Theodore Daul still has about 18 years before he goes to college, but he was already able to boost Boiler pride with a win in Wednesday night’s baby race during the Ohio State-Rutgers game at Verizon Center. Check out this blazing speed inside.
Kim Pinder-Garner is junior Shep Garner’s mom, and she’s a fixture behind the bench at nearly every Penn State game. If you see a woman in customized Nittany Lions T-shirts leading “We Are!” chants, shouting nicknames for each player and keeping referees on their toes, it’s definitely Kim.