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Beyond the star, which player is most vital for each NCAA team?

Everyone knows the star player on each Big Ten team in the Big Dance. For Ohio State, it’s Keita Bates-Diop. For Michigan, it’s Moe Wagner. For Michigan State, it’s Miles Bridges. For Purdue, it’s Carsen Edwards. Beyond those shining stars, which player for each team is most vital?

NCAA tournament preview: No. 2 Purdue vs. No. 15 Cal State Fullerton

Purdue is a sterling 28-6 overall, two wins shy of setting the school single-season standard for victories. And the Boilermakers went 15-3 in the Big Ten, one of the school’s best conference marks of the Matt Painter era that began in 2005-06. [ MORE: View the 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket ] But Purdue has no hardware to show for any of it, finishing second in the regular season and second in the Big Tourney. No doubt, a run to the program’s first Final Four since 1980 would make up for the lack of any trophies in what has been a

Six Big Ten teams make 2018 NCAA women's tournament

Six Big Ten teams made the NCAA women's tournament, it was announced Monday night. As expected, Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Ohio State led the way, garnering a No. 3 seed.

NCAA tournament preview: No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 14 Bucknell

When the season began, Michigan State was the pick of everyone to win the Big Ten. And, the Spartans (29-4 overall, 16-2 Big Ten) delivered the school’s first league championship since 2012 and first outright title since 2009.

NCAA tournament preview: No. 3 Michigan vs. No. 14 Montana

John Beilein’s teams always are known for offense. And this year’s team is no different. But what makes this year’s club a cut-above is how it defends. Couple that offensive acumen with tenacious defense and terrific coaching, and you can see why the Wolverines could be poised for a deep run in March.

@BTNStatsGuys: Big Ten NCAA tournament teams, by the numbers

The NCAA tournament bracket is out, and four Big Ten teams will be dancing starting Thursday. Before the madness starts, here are some fun tidbits for No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Ohio State.

Dienhart: Big Ten in 2018 NCAA tournament, at a glance

The NCAA bracket is out, as the Big Ten looks to win its first NCAA title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000. The conference received just four bids: No. 2 Purdue, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Ohio State. Here is a breakdown of the Big Ten in the bracket.

Dienhart: 10 things I learned in 2018 Big Ten tourney

The 2018 Big Ten tourney is in our rear-view mirror. Now, the conference watches and waits for Selection Sunday, which is a few days away. What did we learn while in New York?

Michigan jumps to No. 7, gives Big Ten three top 10 teams in AP poll

Fresh off its second consecutive memorable Big Ten tourney title, Michigan has entered the top 10 of the latest AP poll, released Monday. The seventh-ranked Wolverines, in fact, moved up eight spots after beating Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan State and Purdue en route to the Big Ten tourney title.