It’s a big day for the Big Ten, as No. 2 Michigan, No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 4 Michigan State (I still can’t believe Sparty is a No. 4!) look to punch their ticket for the Sweet 16. Here are four thoughts on today’s games: Wisconsin vs. Oregon (7:45); Michigan State vs. Harvard (8:40). Michigan took down Texas in the first game.
The second day of the Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament is officially in the books. No. 2 Wisconsin opened the day with an impressive 2-1 win over No. 6 Penn State. Ohio State followed with a memorable 3-1 upset victory over No. 1 Minnesota. We tweet out all the links during games via Twitter @BigTenNetwork.
Ohio State freshman goalie Christian Frey recorded 30 saves as the Buckeyes pulled off a memorable 3-1 upset victory over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in a Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament semifinal matchup on Friday night. Anthony Greco, Ryan Dzingel and Nick Schilkey all scored goals for the Buckeyes, who will advance to play No. 2 Wisconsin in Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game.
Three teams and three games. That’s what it has come down to for the Big Ten on the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament.
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It was fun while it lasted, Nebraska. The whole “Nebrasketball” thing was a phenomenon this season. The world was watching … or at least it felt like it for a while. And that’s pretty amazing, when you consider how far off the radar this program was flying.
Michael Mersch scored two goals and Joel Rumpel totaled 24 saves as Wisconsin kicked off the second day of the Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament with a 2-1 victory over Penn State. The Badgers will advance to the championship game where they will play Ohio State. That game is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen on BTN/BTN2Go.