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The Big Ten has some historic venues. Cast your vote for the toughest place to play.
The Big Ten has led the nation in college basketball attendance for 40 years. So where is the toughest place to steal a win: MSU's Breslin Center, IU's Assembly Hall or Wisconsin's Kohl Center?
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.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Michigan State-Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will pit two of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Here's a look at all the games.
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."
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)
Zak Irvin, who grew up in an Indianapolis suburb, sank a jump shot from the right wing with 3.3 seconds remaining, lifting No. 8 seed Michigan to a 72-70 overtime victory against No. 9 seed North
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.
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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
Alex Olah scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Northwestern beat Nebraska 65-54 in their regular-season finale on Sunday.
Tre Demps scored 23 points to lead Northwestern to a 71-61 win over Penn State on Thursday.
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
Tre Demps scored 24 points, 17 in the first half, and Alex Olah added 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading Northwestern to a 98-59 win over Rutgers on Saturday.
Northwestern going shoeless in shellacking
Northwestern leads Rutgers by 40 after this bucket was made sans shoe.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman scored 19 points and Aubrey Dawkins broke Michigan out of its long-distance shooting slump in time to salvage a 72-63 win over Northwestern on Wednesday night.