B1G moment: Rutgers upsets IN in conference tournament

They make you make plays; you have to be tough. Ethan Happ, who was selected to the Big Ten all conference team has an edge in experience.

"That was awesome, man", Sanders said of the crowd.

The Wolverines came out energized out of the locker room, scoring 11 unanswered points in 2:17 to take a 46-40 lead.

IOWA (14-18) - Cook 6-8 7-10 19, Nunge 1-2 3-4 5, Garza 8-10 3-3 20, Moss 1-7 4-4 6, Bohannon 6-10 8-8 25, Pemsl 1-1 3-3 5, Kriener 0-1 1-2 1, Wagner 1-2 1-3 3, Baer 1-3 4-4 7, Ellingson 0-0 0-0 0, Dailey 2-4 0-0 5. We got to their free-throw line. "Step up and make plays at the end". At this time, the point guard was watching the game with friends as a high school senior, unsure if he'd be joining the Badgers next season. After taking a 69-67 lead in overtime, they missed the last eight shots they attempted and majority appeared to be a little short. Wagner fouled out with 4:37 left, having played only 15 minutes and scoring 11 points.

Thanks to Iowa, Illinois became the first of the 14 Big Ten men's basketball teams to bid Madison Square Garden adieu as the host of the Big Ten men's basketball tournament, and for quite a while.

Iowa struggled with 3-point defense in the final weeks of the season, giving up a dozen or more 3-pointers in four of the previous five games, including 14 in an opening-round victory over IL on Wednesday.

Sophomore Jordan Bohannon led a group of three Hawkeyes in double figures, finishing with 25 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

Brad Davison and Iverson each made two free throws in the final nine seconds, and the ninth-seeded Badgers (15-17) advanced to the quarterfinals against MI today. MI comes into the Iowa matchup on a five-game winning streak, capped by the 24-point dismantling of a solid Maryland team on the road. Davison finished with 13 points while Iverson had 11 and six rebounds and Pritzl 10 points. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Spartans have played their last 14 games against teams ranked in the USCHO Top-20. Anthony Cowan Jr. added 16 points and Bruno Fernando had 12 points and nine rebounds.

No. 3 Xavier wins • Trevon Bluiett scored 23 points in his final home game, and No. 3 Xavier never trailed while beating Providence 84-74 to clinch at least a share of its first Big East championship.

While he's focused on securing Penn State's second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, Hamilton took the time Monday to reflect on his memories playing with Pitlick for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL.

Duncan Robinson gave MI some breathing room with a 3-pointer, just Michigan's third of the game, to make it 72-70 with 2:17 left.

In order to play the conference tourney at MSG, the Big Ten had to move its entire league schedule up a week and forced its teams to not only play two league games in early December but also stretches of "pack scheduling", like the four games in eight days NU played in January. Matthews made a jumper a minute later.

Minnesota (15-17) ended an very bad season, filled with off-court issues and injuries, by losing 14 of its final 16 games.

The 2018 tournament kicked off today at Madison Square Garden, and the victor will clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Without a timeout, Purdue hurried the ball downcourt before Oden had a good look at a 3-pointer that went off the front of the rim.

Purdue went into last year's tournament in Washington, D.C., as the No. 1 seed.

  • Leroy Wright