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BTN welcomes the return of the Big Ten Tournament to Chicago with a full week of comprehensive coverage.
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The bracket is set for the 18th Big Ten tourney. Many intriguing story lines loom, with Wisconsin pushing for a No. 1 NCAA seed and Illinois and Indiana looking to slide off the bubble.
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The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. See the full bracket and find out how to watch all 13 games inside.
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It’s the final day of the regular season, and there’s still plenty to be decided when it comes to the Big Ten tournament seeds. See all of the scenarios inside.
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There is one Big Ten men’s hoops game tonight: Wisconsin at Minnesota (7 p.m. ET).
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We have a tripleheader of Big Ten hoops tonight: Ohio State at Penn State (6 ET), Purdue at Michigan State (8) and Nebraska at Illinois (10).
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The final week of the Big Ten regular season tips off Tuesday night with a trio of games, including two on BTN/BTN2Go (No. 9 Maryland at Rutgers & Michigan and Northwestern).
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BTN Live released the new format for the Big Ten men’s and women’s tourneys on Thursday night. Now that the conference boasts 14 teams with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers, the events will start a day earlier and run Wednesday-Sunday. This year’s women’s tourney will be March 4-8, and the men’s March 11-15. See the brackets in this post.
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I spent the past two days trying to keep up with Big Ten commish Jim Delany. He’s a man in motion, literally, grinding out a trip over the past two weeks that culminated with some big announcements.
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NEW YORK — Jim Delany is a man on the move. Catch him if you can.
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, it was New York. Today, it’s Washington. Welcome to the new Big Ten Eastern Wing. Soon after it was announced in 2012 that Rutgers and Maryland were joining the league, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany pledged to build a bridge to the conference’s newcomers.
As six Big Ten teams prepare to compete in the NCAA Tournament, this week’s one-hour season finale of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014” takes you inside the final weekend of the regular season and the entire Big Ten Tournament. The episode includes emotional locker room moments, Senior Night for Ohio State’s Aaron Craft and Michigan’s Jordan Morgan, and Michigan State’s on-court celebration after winning the tournament championship on Sunday. The show debuts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
That was a fun Big Ten tournament! It shouldn’t come as a surprise, though, not after the upsets and parity we saw throughout the Big Ten season. At the end of it all, Michigan State is the Big Ten tourney champion for the second time in three years. The Spartans knocked off Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Michigan in the title game Sunday. Watch our top 10 plays from the tourney in this post.
The 2014 Big Ten Tournament is in the books, and boy was it a good one. After 11 games in four days, Michigan State was the last team standing after an impressive 69-55 win over Michigan in the conference title game. Let’s take it all in and check out the best sights and sounds from this year’s memorable Big Ten Tournament.
INDIANAPOLIS—If Tom Izzo had written a script for his Michigan State team in the Big Ten Tournament, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario.
Michigan State cruised past rival Big Ten regular-season champ Michigan, 69-55, Sunday to claim the 2014 Big Ten tourney. On the way to the team’s second Big Ten tourney final in the last three seasons and its fourth overall, the Spartans compiled several impressive highlights. None were better than Gary Harris crossover and powerful dunk before halftime and Branden Dawson’s fastbreak flush. Watch both plays in this post.
The Michigan State Spartans were crowned Big Ten Tournament champions on Sunday after a memorable 69-55 victory over in-state rival Michigan. BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman was on hand and captured some images during the Spartans’ Big Ten Title celebration.
(AP) Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead No. 22 Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with a 69-55 upset of No. 8 Michigan on Sunday. The third-seeded Spartans (26-8) are getting healthy and will have some momentum entering the NCAA tournament with four wins in five games.
Day Three of the Big Ten Tournament was another exciting one, highlighted by plenty of outstanding individual performances. The Big Ten’s stars shined the brightest on the biggest stage, setting up a much-anticipated championship matchup between in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman provide their all-Saturday team from Day Three of the Big Ten Tournament.
This will be the first time that Michigan and Michigan State will meet in the Big Ten tourney. And, it seems fitting that the initial encounter between these rivals should take place in the title game. It’s No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 3 Michigan State on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS–I’d like to be one of the first to welcome back Michigan State. I have missed the Spartans.
Day Three of the Big Ten Tournament was filled with great plays, great individual performances and plenty of suspense. In the end, it will be in-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State facing off in Sunday’s much-anticipated Big Ten Championship Game. Let’s take a look back at the best sights and sounds from Day Three of the tourney.