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2016 Schedule
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44dJeff Goodman

Big Ten stability: Minnesota's Pitino in trouble?

Some Big Ten coaches, such as Minnesota's Richard Pitino, sit squarely on the hot seat. Others, such as Michigan State's Tom Izzo, are untouchable. How do they all stack up?

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Some potential scheduling for early-season tournaments: Coaches have confirmed the Hall of Fame matchups Nov. 19-20 at the Mohegan Sun: Duke-Penn State, Cincinnati-URI; CBE Nov. 21-22 in Kansas City with Kansas-UAB, GW-Georgia; The Legends Classic isn't official yet but at least one coach expects it to be Notre Dame-Colorado, Texas-Northwestern Nov. 21-22 in Brooklyn; The 2K Classic in NYC hasn't been announced yet either but the matchups being discussed most were Marquette-Michigan, SMU-Pitt for the Nov. 17-18 games at MSG; The Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas Nov. 21-23 has found its fourth team as Saint Louis coach Travis Ford confirmed the Billikens replaced Minnesota to join BYU, Alabama and Valparaiso. The matchups aren't available yet. And Maui Invitational organizer Dave Odom said the Maui bracket will be announced on July 19.

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105dBrian Bennett

Big Ten coaches perplexed by transfer situation

Big Ten coaches and administrators generally agree that the transfer situation has spiraled out of control, especially with graduate transfers who are immediately eligible at their new schools.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The surge in transfers is the top topic at the Big Ten basketball coaches' meetings. Northwestern's Chris Collins said several coaches are losing "three to four" players per season. While there are benefits to transfers and coaches don't want to limit players, the rising national numbers are a major concern. "It's a vicious cycle," Collins said. "Where we're headed is ultimately free agency, and that's not a good thing."

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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.

Will Northwestern ever win a tourney game?

The Wildcats have infamously never even been to the NCAA tournament, much less won a game in it. They may be trending upward, but that doesn't mean they'll be dancing next March. Teams with tourney struggles (Insider)

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Michigan wins OT thriller over Northwestern (0:29)

Michigan overcomes Northwestern in OT

Zak Irvin nailed a jumper with 3.3 seconds to go in the extra period. The Wildcats' inbound pass was intercepted, but the Wolverine player stepped out of bounds and gave Northwestern a final chance, which wasn't converted. Boxscore

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

John Beilein one of the best in biz in calling set plays out of timeouts. Zak Irvin made the game-winner but he also had Ricky Doyle wide open under the basket. Michigan will keep its faint NCAA tournament hopes alive.

Follow live: Northwestern-Michigan

Michigan's (No. 67 RPI) slim chances for an at-large bid depend on an impressive week in Indy. Northwestern's ticket to its first NCAA tourney appearance is a Big Ten title. Follow live

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Lunardi: Wichita State deserves NCAA tourney spot (1:39)
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What losing by 39 looks like

Rutgers, now 0-16 in Big Ten play, has racked up plenty of losses this year, but few were as bad as the 98-59 beatdown handed to them by Northwestern. The ugly details

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.0Tied-206th
Rebounds Per Game36.4160th
Assists Per Game16.5Tied-25th
Points Allowed66.041st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-0
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances0