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Maryland's late-season fade leads into offseason of change

Mar 24, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Maryland Terrapins center Diamond Stone (33) reacts after loosing to the Kansas Jayhawks in a semifinal game in the South regional of the NCAA Tournament at KFC YUM!. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Rasheed Sulaimon talks Sweet 16 loss

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Moments after Maryland concluded its season with a disheartening loss to Kansas, senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon expressed hope that the team’s appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament would serve as a “springboard” for the future of the program.

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Sweet 16 loss to North Carolina ends Yogi Ferrell years at Indiana

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) passes against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Nate Britt (0) during the first half in a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Yogi Ferrell talks about final Indiana game

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The Yogi years are over at Indiana. Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, who joined the long line of successful Hoosier point guards, had his career come to an end Friday night when the fifth-seeded Hoosiers were swamped 101-86 by top-seeded North Carolina in the semifinals of the East Regional.

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Wisconsin's magic ride ends with loss to Notre Dame

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Demetrius Jackson (11) and Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) react after a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Notre Dame won 61-56. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Greg Gard talks with BTN

Wisconsin’s magic ride ended like a kick in the gut in the Sweet 16. After leading No. 6 Notre Dame for most of the game and failing to put away the poor-shooting Fighting Irish when they had a chance, the No. 7 Badgers let it slip away with some crucial late turnovers.

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Big Ten Friday night: Watch Indiana, Wisconsin pregame interviews

Mar 24, 2016; Philadelphia , PA, USA; The Indiana Hoosiers huddle during practice the day before the semifinals of the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center.

IU's Crean says his team is ready to go

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Indiana has a winning record in the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 seeds (5-3). Wisconsin is two wins away in the East Regional from becoming the first program since UCLA (2006-2008) to make three straight Final Fours. Tonight, the No. 7 seeded Badgers face No. 6 seed Notre Dame (7:30 p.m. ET) before the No. 5 seeded Hoosiers take on No. 1 seed North Carolina (10 p.m. ET), and we talked to the coaches and a key player from each Big Ten squad.

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Dienhart: 16 Big Ten things to know for the Sweet 16

Mar 19, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; The Indiana Hoosiers bench reacts in the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana players talk win vs. Kentucky

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The 2016 NCAA tourney has been an exhilarating ride so far, with upsets and last-second shots bringing America to its knees while clutching its chest. The Big Ten has three schools that have survived and advanced to the Sweet 16: No. 5 seeds Maryland and Indiana, along with No. 7 Wisconsin.

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Sweet 16 Preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Notre Dame

Mar 18, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Jordan Hill (11) and his teammates celebrate after the game in the first round against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Scottrade Center. Wisconsin won 47-43. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin celebrates victory over Xavier

In early January, Wisconsin was 9-9 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. A ticket to the Big Dance? It seemed to be a longshot at that point. This team looked lost. But, it all changed after a loss at Northwestern that proved to be the nadir for the Badgers in their 9-9 start.

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Sweet 16 preview: No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 1 Kansas

March 20, 2016; Spokane , WA, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Melo Trimble (2) reacts following the 73-60 victory against Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Melo Trimble talks Hawaii win, Sweet 16 berth

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Some in College Park, Maryland, are calling Maryland’s game vs. Kansas the biggest in a generation for the program. Hyperbole? A bit. Still, no matter how you label it, this is a big one for the Terps.

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NCAA Tournament: What just happened? And what's ahead?

Mar 19, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30) and Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) reacts from the bench in the second half during the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana takes down fellow national power Kentucky

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The opening week of the 2016 NCAA tourney will have a special place in the history of a storied event that often causes our hearts to stop. It was four full-throated days of magical mayhem, with big shots and zany upsets the order of the day.

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Crispin: What Big Ten teams have to do to win Sweet 16 matchups

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Hoosiers talk about win vs. Kentucky

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And then there were three.

A trio of Big Ten teams are in the Sweet 16, starting Thursday night, including reigning national runner-up Wisconsin, which is making its third consecutive regional semifinal appearance and nation’s best fifth in the last six seasons.

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Dienhart: Koenig, Wisconsin advance to third straight Sweet 16

Mar 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) walks off the court after the game against the Xavier Musketeers in the second round in the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Scottrade Center. Wisconsin won 66-63. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Watch our Wisconsin-Xavier analysis

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And just like that, Bronson Koenig has become part of March Madness lore with a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to push No. 7 Wisconsin to a 66-63 win vs. No. 2 Xavier and into the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six years.

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Dienhart: Maryland moves on to first Sweet 16 since 2003

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Watch our Maryland-Hawaii analysis

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It took a while, but No. 5 Maryland subdued pesky No. 13 seed Hawaii, using a balanced attack with four double-digit scorers and a strong defense to survive and advance. The Terps were too big and too talented for the Warriors, who toppled Cal to reach the second round after Maryland dumped South Dakota State in its opener.

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