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#BTNLive poll: Who's headed back to B1G title game?

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which previous Big Ten Football Championship Game participant has the best chance to get the title game back next fall?

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Gallery: Top Big Ten images of NCAA tourney

The 2013-14 college basketball season is officially in the books after the UConn Huskies were crowned national champions on Monday night. Despite not having a team in the National Championship game, it was a memorable NCAA tournament for the Big Ten.

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Merriman: Here's how I rank Big Ten's NCAA wins

There’s a reason they call it March Madness. No matter how hard we try to get it right every year, no matter how many times we pick a winner, change it, and then go back to it again, the NCAA tournament always leaves us with a bevy of unforeseen results. A 7 vs. 8 matchup in the championship game… Who could have possibly guessed that? But that’s what makes this tournament so enjoyable.

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Big Ten Geeks: The window is closing

While the NCAA Tournament is without question a national treasure, the madness comes at a cost—sometimes, teams with a combined 18 losses will play for the right to credibly call themselves the best team in the country. For the most part we all play along, accepting that the bounces and breaks that necessarily play a large role in a single-elimination tournament do nothing more than lead us to the correct answer. It’s not random, it’s clutch. Or so we say.

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Dienhart: My All-Big Ten NCAA tourney team

With Wisconsin’s heartbreaking national semifinal loss to Kentucky late Saturday night, the Big Ten’s 2013-14 hoops season is officially complete. It was a great season, one that saw three Big Ten teams make the Elite Eight. Now, it’s time for my All-Big Ten NCAA tourney team.

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Merriman: Top 10 B1G performances in the NCAA Tourney

Wisconsin’s season came to a close after a heartbreaking 74-73 loss to Kentucky in Saturday’s national semifinal matchup. The Badgers were the last team standing from the Big Ten, capping what was a memorable 2013-14 season for the conference.

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Video: Wisconsin reacts to Final Four loss

Wisconsin’s NCAA run came to a heartbreaking end in a 74-73 semifinal loss to Kentucky on Saturday night. The Badgers led in the final seconds before Kentucky’s Aaron Harrison drilled a deep triple to give the Wildcats the lead. Watch all of our interviews with the Badgers following the narrow loss in this post.

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Photo: Aaron Harrison does it again, ousts B1G team

If Big Ten fans didn’t know Aaron Harrison’s name before last week, they sure do now. Harrison, the freshman Kentucky guard, drained ridiculously similar – and deep – game-winning 3-pointers to beat Michigan in the Midwest Region and Wisconsin in the national semis. Both shots came in the final seconds, both from the deep left wing, and both led Kentucky past the Big Ten. See how similar the shots were in this post.

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Photo: Montee Ball wears onesie at Final Four

There was no shortage of Wisconsin royalty at the Badgers’ national semifinal game vs. Kentucky on Saturday night in Arlington, Texas. NFL stars J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson were there, and so was 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball, among others. Unlike his former Wisconsin teammates and current NFL rivals, Ball was there in costume – in what looked like either a frog or alligator suit.

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Wisconsin bows out in battle of clutch shots

Traevon Jackson has hit a number of big shots this season for the Badgers. The guy was money. The guy was clutch. But he didn’t have his magic touch on this night. Jackson missed a key free throw and potential game-winning shot that proved fatal in the dying moments of Wisconsin’s 74-73 loss to Kentucky in a national semifinal game.

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Twitter: Final Four 'Teamcasts' leave fans confused

Evidently, a lot of people did not get the memo that the Final Four was trying an experiment that included three telecasts of each Final Four game. There was the national crew on TBS and “Teamcasts” on TNT and truTV that were geared toward the teams’ fanbases. The confusion led to some really entertaining tweets; it even had Charles Barkley saying, “Some of you people are idiots,” at halftime. Watch Barkley.

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Gallery: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky, Final Four

We’re compiling a photo gallery, courtesy of USA Today Sports, throughout Wisconsin’s Final Four game vs. Kentucky. Get all of our favorite shots from AT&T Stadium in this post.

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Kentucky sinks Wisconsin in Final Four thriller

(AP) Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, after taking a pass from his twin brother Andrew, and Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night to advance to the national championship game. The Harrison twins and all those Kentucky freshmen aren’t one and done just yet.

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Twitter: B1G fans' Wisconsin-Kentucky score predictions

Wisconsin faces Kentucky in the second national semifinal tonight at AT&T Stadium. Who will win the game? We went to Twitter to see what Big Ten fans thought, and the majority sees the Badgers winning a close one, thanks in large part to clutch free-throw shooting. See the very pro-Big Ten score predictions in this post.

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Video: Final Four media day interviews

It’s gameday! Before Wisconsin tips off its first Final Four since 2000, relive all of BTN’s interviews from Friday’s Final Four Media Day in Arlington, Texas. The Badgers, the No. 2 seed in the West Region, take on Kentucky, the No. 8 seed in the Midwest Region, at 8:49 p.m. ET.

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