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.
Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
We all know the stars for three Big Ten teams remaining in the NCAA tourney. But who are the X-factors for each team as we head toward the Sweet 16?
Before No. 7 Michigan takes on No. 3 Oregon in the Midwest Region semifinals Thursday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton wanted to share what the Big Ten tournament champs have working for and against them vs. the Ducks.
Before No. 4 Purdue takes on No. 1 Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinals Thursday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton wanted to share what the Big Ten regular-season champs have working for and against them vs. the perennial Big 12 power.
In a stereotypical big vs. small clash, the small is actually favored as No. 1 seed Kansas "hosts" No. 4 seed Purdue in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
There are two compelling stories heading into the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region matchup between Michigan and Oregon. The Wolverines and the Ducks face off in the first of two semifinals on Thursday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Beware the Badgers. This is a seasoned team that most agree was way underseeded in this NCAA tourney bracket. Wisconsin finished second in the Big Ten in the regular season and advanced to the league title game. Still, the Selection Committee slotted UW as a No. 8. What?
Matt Painter’s squad looks very dangerous as it preps to take on No. 1 Kansas in what essentially will be a home game for the Jayhawks in Kansas City on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preview inside.
The Big Ten has three teams in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. It’s the most Sweet 16 teams the conference has had in a year since it put four in the regional semis in 2013.