The Nebraska women’s volleyball team downed Florida, 3-1, to win the national title Saturday night. Nebraska won its final 19 matches en route to picking up the program’s fifth NCAA crown, the third-most in history, and second in the last three seasons, also taking the 2015 title in Omaha, Nebraska. The Big Ten has won eight of the last 11 NCAA championships, including four of the last five. The Huskers won it the year before this run of dominance, in 2006, as a member of the Big 12. Mikaela Foecke, Kelly Hunter and Kenzie Maloney were named to the all-tournament
Nebraska pushed No. 13 Kansas to the brink but the Jayhawks survived with a 73-72 nail-biter at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Illinois used a 22-5 run to take a late lead over New Mexico State but couldn't hold on as New Mexico State escaped with a 74-69 win.
Ohio State beat Appalachian State 80-67 and overcame a 15-minute stoppage of play due to a fire alarm and arena evacuation.
Tyler Cook scored 23 points, Jordan Bohannon had 15 with seven assists and Iowa cruised past Drake 90-64 on Saturday, its sixth straight win over the rival Bulldogs.
Corey Sanders scored eight of his season-high 22 points in a game-ending 17-2 run Saturday, leading Rutgers to its biggest victory since Steve Pikiell became coach last year - a 71-65 win over No. 15 Seton Hall.
Charles Matthews had 20 points and seven rebounds, and Michigan went on a 19-0 run in the first half on the way to a 90-58 rout of Detroit Mercy on Saturday.
The 2017 season was the nadir, as Nebraska went 4-8 overall and 3-6 in the Big Ten. Fans had inkling things were gonna be bad when the Huskers almost got dumped in their season opener vs. … Arkansas State. Things didn't get much better the rest of the way.
The postseason soon will kick off, with games stretching from San Diego to New York, down to Florida and up and over to Idaho. It’s quite a spectacle. The Big Ten will be in eight postseason tilts. And here is a look at the Best of the Big Ten Bowls.