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3:05 PMLindenwood at MinnesotaWatch
6:00 PMWisconsin at IndianaWatch
6:30 PMWisconsin at MinnesotaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan St. at Rutgers Watch
8:00 PMIowa at NorthwesternWatch
8:00 PMMichigan at Penn St.Watch
8:00 PMRutgers at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMUniversity of Victoria at WisconsinWatch

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Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) reacts in the second half of the semifinals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament against the Cincinnati Bearcats at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Ohio State defeats Cincinnati, 81-66

Jared Sullinger scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists as Ohio State defeated Cincinnati 81-66 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston in the Sweet Sixteen. Deshaun Thomas had 26 pointsa nd six rebounds. East Regional – Round 4: #2 Ohio State 81, #6 Cincinnati 66 REVIEW | BOXSCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET FAST RECAP: Jared Sullinger scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out three assists as No. 7 Ohio State defeated Cincinnati 81-66 on Thursday at TD Garden in Boston in the Sweet Sixteen. Both Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas

Wisconsin Badgers forward/center Jared Berggren (right) holds the ball away from Syracuse Orange forward Rakeem Christmas (25) in the first half of the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE

Syracuse edges Wisconsin, 64-63

Top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals. The Badgers had two shots at the win after Kris Joseph, a 75 percent free throw shooter, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 18.9 seconds left and the Orange leading by a point. Jordan Taylor came down and missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left and Mike Bruesewitz’s toss with the rebound was off, at the buzzer. East Regional – Round 4: #1 Syracuse 64, #4 Wisconsin 63 PREVIEW | BOXSCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET

Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng (10) and Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) chase after the ball during the first half in the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewickel-US PRESSWIRE

Louisville drops Michigan State, 57-44

Louisville’s defense shut down Michigan State as the Cardinals upset the Spartans 57-44 Thursday at US Airways Center in Phoenix in the Sweet Sixteen. Scoring so few points is rare for Michigan State (29-8), a team that came in averaging 74.1 points per game this season. West Regional – Round 4: #4 Louisville 57, #1 Michigan State 44 PREVIEW | BOX SCORE | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | NCAA.COM BRACKET FAST RECAP: Louisville’s defense shut down Michigan State, as the Cardinals defeated the Spartans 57-44 in an upset on Thursday at US Airways Center in Phoenix in the Sweet Sixteen.

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) drives past Cincinnati Bearcats guard Cashmere Wright (1) in the first half of the semifinals in the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Buckeyes advance but Spartans, Badgers fall

We tracked tonight’s three Big Ten games in the Sweet Sixteen. Wisconsin had a chance late but fell to Syracuse in the first game, 63-64. Then Michigan State was eliminated by Louisville. In the late game, Ohio State handled Cincinnati. BTN’s TV coverage continues with nightly episodes of Big Ten Basketball and Beyond: Tournament Edition. On nights with tournament competition, the show airs immediately following the last game. Throughout the tourney we’re also airing the postgame press conferences (details here). If the Buckeyes beat Cincinnati, and the Badgers can take down No. 1 Syracuse, the two could meet in the

Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) drives to the basket during practice the day before the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Reader Mail: NCAA Tourney, Illini Search & More

You have questions, I have answers in my weekly mailbag. There is a lot going on, with the NCAA tourney at the Sweet 16 stage and spring football in full swing across Big Ten territory. Which of the four Big Ten teams has the best shot to reach the Final Four? What will Wisconsin do at quarterback? I address those questions—and more—in this week’s mailbag. Got a question? I’m adding a new inbox all the time. You can email me here, come talk to me on Twitter, drop a comment on my BTN Facebook page, or type in a question

Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz

MSU, OSU, UW meet media, prep for Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 tips off Thursday night, with three Big Ten teams in action, which means players and coaches met the media and practiced at their respective arenas Wednesday. Ohio State and Wisconsin prepped for their games against Cincinnati and Syracuse, respectively, at TD Garden, while Michigan State got ready for Louisville at US Airways Center. See photos, courtesy of US Presswire, from all three teams in this post. Indiana, the Big Ten’s fourth team in the Sweet 16, plays Kentucky on Friday at Phillips Arena in Atlanta. Get previews, photos and stats below: West Semifinal: No. 4 Louisville vs. No.

Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) throws a pass during the annual Orange and Blue spring game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Heinz-US PRESSWIRE

Football Roundtable: Talking Illini

Illinois is the midst of spring practice under first-year head coach Tim Beckman, who was hired from Toledo to take over for Ron Zook. Beckman’s goal: Lead the Fighting Illini to the Big Ten championship, which they haven’t won since 2001 under Ron Turner. Zook couldn’t do it, going 34-51 overall and 18-38 in the Big Ten with three bowl bids in seven seasons. He was dismissed after a bizarre 2011 that saw the Illini open 6-0, then lose six in a row before winning their bowl game. Enter Beckman, 47, who went 21-16 with two bowls in three years

Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo addresses the media before the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

BTN coverage includes live shows, press conferences

With the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament about to arrive, here’s a good reminder of what you can find on BTN TV: Full game previews and breakdowns and post-game press conferences. And yes, this goes for ALL teams playing Big Ten teams, too. We’re talking to you, Wildcats, Cardinals, Orange and Bearcats fans. Find the full schedule below in this post. This week “Big Ten Basketball and Beyond” airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET, Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET, Thursday at 12:30 a.m. (Friday morning) and Friday at 12:30 a.m. ET (Saturday morning). Again, we’ll also have

Minnesota's MarQueis Gray

Dienhart: Q&A with Gophers QB Gray

Minnesota kicks off spring practice Thursday. As part of our daily spring “Football Fix” feature, I caught up with MarQueis Gray, the Golden Gophers quarterback who is trying to build on a breakout 2011 season and lead Minnesota to a bowl. Gray started 10 games last season after splitting time between quarterback and receiver earlier in his career. The focus on quarterback benefited Gray, who hit 108-of-203 passes (50.7 percent) for 1,495 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Read the Q&A in this post. The 6-4, 240-pound senior from Indianapolis had one of his best games in leading Minnesota

Michigan's Denard Robinson

Football Report: Watch our Robinson interview

Tuesday night on Big Ten Football Report, Rick Pizzo, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith looked in on Michigan State’s pro day, discussed the difficulty of putting together a good non-conference schedule and broke down the conference’s wide receivers. Also, Griffith sat down with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson. Watch the full interview now. Speaking of Robinson, the Wolverines are sitting pretty in our 2012 Big Ten Football Uniform Bracket. And don’t forget about BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s great Q&A with MarQueis Gray.