Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, March 14, 2013
Michigan's win over Penn State on Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten tourney sets up an enticing No.4-No.5 quarterfinal matchup Friday at the United Center. The fifth-seeded Wolverines will battle No. 4 Wisconsin, and everyone remembers what happened the lone time these two teams met during the regular season. If not, watch this highlight. The Badgers went on to win in overtime.
It should be another exciting matchup in Round 2. You know a trio of former NBA stars, two of which starred in the Big Ten, will be watching it as close as anyone. That's because bragging right are on the line, as BTN analyst Jim Jackson's son, Traevon Jackson, battles Tim Hardaway and Glenn Robinson's sons, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Glenn Robinson III.
Hardaway and Robinson joined Jackson and BTN host Dave Revsine on our set following Michigan's victory over Penn State to discuss their sons and Friday's rematch at the United Center.
No word on whether that's the most athletic talent ever assembled on a BTN set, but it's clearly near the top. It was a cool moment to witness. And much of the last fans to file out of the stadium captured it on their smartphones.
|BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina is part of the editorial team at BTN.com covering football and men's basketball. He writes the popular feature "Big Ten Clothes Calls", which focuses Big Ten trends and uniform changes. He also writes "Back & Forth" with BTN.com's Tom Dienhart. You can subscribe to Yarina's RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.|