Following Sunday’s season-finale loss to Northwestern, Purdue honored its four senior players, including Terone Johnson, at Mackey Arena. Johnson and Travis Carroll helped Purdue make the NCAA tournament in each of their first two seasons, in 2011 and 2012, the Boilermakers’ last NCAA appearances. Watch the seniors get introduced in this post.
It’s safe to say Jon Ekey won’t hit a bigger shot in his Illinois career. The Illini senior, who played three seasons at Illinois State, drained a memorable last-second 3-pointer to lift Illinois to a 66-63 season-ending road win Saturday night at No. 24 Iowa. With the dramatic victory, the Illini enters next week’s Big Ten tourney having won four of their last five games. Watch Ekey’s game-winning shot in this post.
Melsahn Basabe, Devyn Marble and Zach McCabe all were freshmen in Fran McCaffery’s first season. That being the case, along with McCaffery, they have played an instrumental role in making Iowa competitive again. Since an 11-20 campaign as freshmen, the trio has helped the Hawkeyes compile a 63-40 clip, including a run to last season’s NIT title game. Before Saturday night’s game the trio was honored on Senior Night. Watch the ceremony in this post.
Jordan Morgan has helped Michigan raise a few banners at the Crisler Center. Michigan fans were able to formally thank him for his efforts prior to Saturday night’s game vs. Indiana. The lone senior on the 2014 Big Ten champions, Morgan was showered with love during his Senior Night ceremony. The appreciation meant a lot to him, too, evidenced by his eyes getting a little watery.
What a season for the Michigan Wolverines. The regular season officially came to a close in Saturday night’s 84-80 victory over Indiana, and now it’s onto the postseason for the Big Ten champs. But before the Wolverines even thought about the Big Ten tournament, they had to cut down the nets and make the celebration official. Check out photos of Michigan’s celebration in this post.
(AP) Tear’a Laudermill scored 20 points and Rachel Theriot added 18 as third-seeded and No. 16 ranked Nebraska, exploded for a 50-point first half in beating No. 19 Michigan State, the No. 2 seed, 86-58 on Saturday in the Big Ten semifinals.