March 2013 Archives

Sunday's Results

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PURDUE 7, PENN STATE 5
Mike Lutz worked 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to finish off the game and offensively Purdue baseball took advantage of a number of Penn State miscues on a rainy day at the ballpark, finishing off a three-game series sweep with a 7-5 victory Sunday afternoon. RECAP

NEBRASKA 8, NORTHWESTERN 6
The Nebraska baseball team (11-15) improved to 5-1 in Big Ten play with an 8-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field, completing a three-game sweep of the Northwestern Wildcats (10-9, 2-4 Big Ten). RECAP

MICHIGAN STATE 7, OHIO STATE 2
Michigan State opened the Big Ten season with a series win over Ohio State after a 7-2 victory in the rubber-game on Sunday afternoon at Bill Davis Stadium. The Spartans (15-8, 2-1) got a complete game out of sophomore Mick VanVossen, the first of his career. He allowed seven hits and just two runs against the Buckeyes. RECAP

INDIANA 9, IOWA 6 (Game 1); INDIANA 6, IOWA 4 (Game 2)
Multiple schedule changes forced by inclement weather haven't interfered with Indiana's rhythm one iota, winners of a school-record 15 straight games after completing a doubleheader, series sweep at Iowa (9-13, 1-5 Big Ten). IU has not played a game on the originally set time and date since March 16th vs. UAB, a string of nine consecutive games on an altered schedule. The Hoosiers (22-3, 6-0) sit atop the Big Ten standings after two weeks of conference play and have won 20 of the last 21 games overall. RECAP

Oakland 6, ILLINOIS 3
Illinois came up short in its attempt at a four-game sweep of Oakland on Sunday, falling 6-3 to the Grizzlies in the series finale at Illinois Field. The Illini fell behind 5-0 early and were unable to complete the comeback, but still won the series 3-1 and have an overall record of 17-7. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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Nebraska 7, Illinois 1
The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team earned a series victory at Illinois with a 7-1 victory in the third and final game on Sunday afternoon at Eichelberger Field. The win improved Nebraska's record to 25-7 on the year, including a 4-1 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Huskers won a Big Ten road series for only the second time, after losing three of their four conference road series last season. Nebraska also improved to 8-2 in true road games this season, eclipsing last year's total of road wins (7-12). RECAP

Michigan State 2, Indiana 1 (8)
Michigan State softball swept Indiana with a 2-1 win in the final game of the series Sunday afternoon at Secchia Stadium. The Spartans improved their record to 17-13 on the season, 3-0 in Big Ten play. Junior Kelly Smith pitched the complete game. Senior Jayme O'Bryant earned the only MSU RBI. RECAP

Northwestern 4, Minnesota 2
After throwing a no-hitter in the opening game of Northwestern's series with Minnesota Friday at Sharon J. Drysdale Field, sophomore Amy Letourneau picked up another win in the circle while homering at the plate in a 4-2 victory in Sunday's series finale. The win improves NU to 16-13 overall on the season, 2-3 in the Big Ten while Minnesota now is 21-12 overall, 4-2 in the conference. The Wildcats took the series over the Gophers, 2-1. RECAP

Ohio State 5, Purdue 3 (10)
Highlighted by back-to-back home runs in the tenth inning, the Ohio State softball team claimed the final win of a three-game series vs. Purdue, defeating the Boilermakers, 5-3, Sunday afternoon at Buckeye Field. With two down, junior Evelyn Carrillo and sophomore Maddy McIntyre launched back-to-back long balls in the top of the tenth to help Ohio State to the conference win. RECAP

Sunday's Result

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Duke 53, NEBRASKA 45
No. 24 Nebraska played outstanding defense for 40 minutes but could not hit enough shots to get past No. 5 Duke, falling 53-45 in the NCAA Norfolk Regional semifinal on Sunday afternoon at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Sixth-seeded Nebraska, which advanced to its second Sweet 16 in the last four years, ended the season with a 25-9 overall record that included a 12-4 Big Ten mark and a conference runner-up finish. Duke, the ACC champions and the No. 2 seed in the Norfolk Regional, advanced to Tuesday's Elite Eight game with top-seeded Notre Dame. The Blue Devils improved to 33-2 on the year. In her final game as a Husker, senior point guard Lindsey Moore led the Huskers with 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal while playing the full 40 minutes. RECAP

Michigan Final Four Bound After Win Over Florida

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South Region Final
#4 Michigan 79, #3 Florida 59
The fourth-seeded University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 ESPN/USA Today) advanced to the NCAA Tournament Final Four with a 79-59 triumph over third-seeded Florida (No. 14 AP, No. 12 ESPN/USA Today) on Sunday inside Cowboys Stadium. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas scored 19 first-half points, including five three-pointers, helping the Wolverines to leads of 13-0 and 23-5 early in the opening half. In addition to Stauskas' game-high 22 points and career-high six triples, sophomore guard Trey Burke finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, while freshman forward Mitch McGary added 11 points and nine rebounds. U-M shot 30-of-65 (46 percent) from the floor in the game, including 10-of-19 (53 percent) from behind the arc while holding Florida to just 23-of-56 (41 percent) from the field and 2-of-10 (20 percent) from three-point range. The Wolverine defense forced 15 Gator turnovers, including 13 steals, off which it converted 16 points. Michigan also led Florida 21-4 in fastbreak points. RECAP

Sunday's NCAA Schedule

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South Region Final
Arlington, Texas
#4 Michigan vs. #3 Florida, 2:20 p.m. ET, CBS

Sunday's Schedule

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NCAA Tournament - Third Round
#6 NEBRASKA vs. #2 Duke - 2:30 p.m. ET - ESPN2

Saturday's Results

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PURDUE 5, PENN STATE 4
Sean McHugh delivered a two-out RBI single to knock in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, lifting Purdue baseball to a 5-4 victory at Penn State Saturday afternoon that clinched a weekend series win for the Boilermakers. RECAP

NEBRASKA 8, NORTHWESTERN 5
Trailing 4-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Nebraska took advantage of three Northwestern errors to score five runs on four hits.  RECAP

OHIO STATE 8, MICHIGAN STATE 3
Ohio State evened the series with an 8-3 victory over Michigan State Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 16-7, 4-1 in Big Ten play, while the Spartans fall to 14-8, 1-1 in conference play. RECAP

MICHIGAN 11, MINNESOTA 3 (Game 1); MINNESOTA 2, MICHIGAN 1 (GAME2)
Michigan and Minnesota split a twinbill on Saturday afternoon.
MICHIGAN RECAP | MINNESOTA RECAP

INDIANA 16, IOWA 5
Indiana had 23 hits from 11 different Hoosiers against Iowa (9-11, 1-3) en route to extending their current winning streak to a school-record against Division-I teams, 13 games. The baker's dozen of consecutive victories is also the longest active streak in the country. RECAP

ILLINOIS 21, Oakland 8 (Game 1); ILLINOIS 3, Oakland 2 (Game 2)
Illinois swept a doubleheader over Oakland on Saturday in a pair of very different games at Illinois Field. The Illini scored their most runs under head coach Dan Hartleb in a 21-8 victory in game one and followed it up with solid pitching in a 3-2 win over the Grizzlies in game two. After winning the first three games of the series, Illinois boasts an overall record of 17-6. RECAP

Saturday's Results

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Nebraska 6, Illinois 2 (Game 1); Illinois 5, Nebraska 4 (Game 2)
Game 1: The 19th-ranked Nebraska softball team rallied for its sixth win its final at bat, scoring five times in the top of the seventh inning to complete a 6-2, come-from-behind victory over Illinois in game one of a Saturday doubleheader at Eichelberger Field. RECAP
Game 2: The second game of the day began much like the first, as the Illini soon put up a 2-0 lead. Once again, the Huskers came back late to take that lead, but unlike the first game, Illinois pushed right back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Nebraska, 5-4, and capture its first Big Ten victory of the season. The Illini put together seven hits in the game, with two each by Jenna Mychko and Katie Repole. RECAP

Wisconsin 3, Iowa 0
Runs, hits and solid pitching fueled the Badgers' win over Iowa in the series finale Saturday afternoon at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin used eight hits and took advantage of two Iowa errors to post a 3-0 victory over the Hawkeyes and claim the series. The Badgers overcame a nine-inning heartbreaker in the series opener on Friday to take the next two games from Iowa and win the series. RECAP

Michigan State 10, Indiana 7
Michigan State improves its record to 16-13 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten as it defeated Indiana 10-7 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Carly Nielsen notched her first win of the season on the mound for the Spartans. Senior Jayme O'Bryant and junior Sarah Bowling both tallied home runs. "This was a huge program win for us," said head coach Jacquie Joseph. "We didn't play well but found a way to win, that's my second favorite way to win a game. Our team showed great mental toughness to hang in there and just keep scoring." RECAP

Minnesota 14, Northwestern 9
Minnesota hit six home runs, with sophomore third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson and freshman right fielder Kayla Wenner each hitting two, as the Gophers defeated Northwestern, 14-9, on Saturday afternoon. Minnesota (21-11, 4-1 Big Ten) scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings to open a 12-3 lead against the Wildcats (15-13, 1-3), and 11 of the team's 14 hits went for extra bases. RECAP

Michigan 18, Penn State 4 (Game 1); Michigan 9, Penn State 6 (Game 2)
The No. 14 University of Michigan softball team used big innings in game one of its doubleheader with Penn State and a big outing from sophomore catcher Lauren Sweet in game two to sweep the Nittany Lions, 18-4 and 9-6, at the Nittany Lion Softball Park on Saturday. RECAP

Purdue 8, Ohio State 7 (9)
The Boilermakers softball team overcame a late-inning rally by Ohio State, pulling off an 8-7 nine-inning victory on Saturday to win the weekend series. Purdue led the game6-1 after five innings, but the Buckeyes came back to take a 7-6 lead in the seventh. The Boilermakers knotted it up in the bottom of the seventh before scoring the game-winner in the ninth. Five Boilermakers posted two-hit days as the team racked up its eight runs on 14 hits and two Buckeye errors. Ohio State scored its seven runs on 10 hits and one Purdue miscue. RECAP

Saturday's NCAA Result

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#9 Wichita State 70, #2 Ohio State 66
Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points after missing nine of his first 12 shots for the Buckeyes, who made just 24 percent of their first-half shots. Aaron Craft scored nine points on 2-for-12 shooting for the Buckeyes, who dug a hole too deep to escape with their second-half rally as ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday. But after two weeks of upsets in the wild West bracket, underdog Wichita State was an appropriate choice to cut down Staples Center's nets. The Shockers' well-balanced roster managed built that enormous lead with the same consummate team play that they've shown throughout the tournament. RECAP

Saturday's Result

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Kansas State 66, ILLINOIS 48
The Illini's WNIT run and 2012-13 season came to an end this afternoon at Kansas State, falling to the Wildcats by the score of 66-48. Seniors Karisma Penn (20 points, nine rebounds) and Adrienne GodBold (11 points, seven rebounds) both finished on positive notes, as each scored in double figures and shot 50 percent or higher from the field. Penn undoubtedly left her mark on the program, finished with 1,965 career points which stands as the fourth most all-time in Illinois history. RECAP

Saturday's NCAA Schedule

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West Region Final
Los Angeles, Calif.
#2 Ohio State vs. #9 Wichita State, 7 p.m. ET, CBS

Saturday's Schedule

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Women's National Invitation Tournament
ILLINOIS at Kansas State - 5 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 8, OHIO STATE 7
Michigan State used a four-run eighth inning to come from behind and top Ohio State, 8-7 on Friday night at Bill Davis Stadium. The Spartans (14-7, 1-0) extended their win streak to eight while earning their first win of the Big Ten season over Ohio State (15-7, 3-1). RECAP

MINNESOTA 3, MICHIGAN 1
Tom Windle threw 103 pitches for his fourth-straight complete game to lead the University of Minnesota baseball team to a 3-1 win over the University of Michigan, today, at Wilpon Complex in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the win, the Golden Gophers improve to 16-11 as they won their Big Ten Conference opener. RECAP

NEBRASKA 10, NORTHWESTERN 9 (16)
RECAP COMING SOON...

PURDUE 6, PENN STATE 1
Jordan Minch worked eight innings of one-run ball and Purdue baseball provided him some run support by scoring in five different innings, winning its season opener at Penn State, 6-1, Friday afternoon. RECAP

ILLINOIS 4, Oakland 0
Senior Kevin Johnson needed just 79 pitches to earn his third career complete-game shutout in Illinois' 4-0 victory over Oakland on Friday night. The Midlothian, Ill., native only allowed three hits and worked quickly in the series opener, dispatching the Golden Grizzlies in one hour and 43 minutes, the Illini's shortest game this season. The Orange and Blue scored three runs in the first inning, including senior Justin Parr's first home run of the year, and improved to 15-6 overall. RECAP

Friday's Results

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Iowa 2, Wisconsin 1 (9) (Game 1); Wisconsin 8, Iowa 0 (Game 2)
Game 1: The University of Iowa softball team defeated Wisconsin, 2-1, on a walk-off home run by Michelle Zoeller in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday evening at Pearl Field, ending the Badgers' 13-game winning streak. Wisconsin won the second game of the doubleheader, 8-0, in five innings. "It was really nice," said UI head coach Marla Looper about the walk-off home run. "I saw Michelle's eyes zero in. I knew she was going to make something happen." RECAP
Game 2: The Badgers hit a small road bump at Pearl Field Friday afternoon, suffering their first loss in 13 games with a 2-1 extra-inning defeat to Iowa, before rebounding for a big 8-0 win in the night cap to split the doubleheader. The three-game series will be decided on Saturday at noon. RECAP

Michigan State 5, Indiana 0
Michigan State softball topped Indiana 5-0 in its conference and home opener on Friday afternoon at Secchia Stadium. Junior Kelly Smith tallied seven strikeouts in the shutout win, while junior Sarah Bowling and freshman Destinee Luna both notched two RBIs. RECAP

Northwestern 6, Minnesota 2
Sophomore Amy Letourneau harnessed the nasty stuff she's been dealing all season long in Northwestern's 2013 home opener Friday against Minnesota, throwing the 45th no-hitter in Wildcats' history in a 6-2 win over the Gophers. Letourneau (9-7) at times struggled to control her filthy repertoire, allowing 11 total base runners in the game on nine walks and two hit batsmen. She did allow two runs, one unearned, in the third inning, but recovered to hold Minnesota at bay the remainder of the game while racking up 11 strikeouts for her ninth double-digit K game of the season. RECAP

Michigan 7, Penn State 4
A pair of second-inning home runs and five innings of solid relief pitching from sophomore Haylie Wagner made the difference in the No. 14-ranked University of Michigan softball team's 7-4 win at Penn State today at the Nittany Lion Softball Park. The win is number 1,300 in the career of Michigan head coach Carol Hutchins, just the third NCAA softball coach to reach that plateau. RECAP

Purdue 4, Ohio State 2
The Boilermaker softball team topped Ohio State 4-2 on Friday to post its first win in Big Ten play and snap a nine-game losing streak. Purdue rapped out eight hits in the game, while also taking advantage of eight walks and two Buckeye miscues. Sophomore pitcher Lexy Moore (4-7) struck out four OSU batters and allowed just three hits in the complete game victory. Junior Lindsey Rains led the Boilermaker bats with three hits and a walk in the contest, while junior Andie Varsho posted two hits. RECAP

Friday's NCAA Results

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#4 Michigan 87, #1 Kansas 85 (OT)
Behind double-double performances by freshman forward Mitch McGary (25 points and 14 rebounds) and sophomore guard Trey Burke (23 points and 10 assists), the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 Coaches) defeated top-seeded Kansas (No. 3 AP, No. 3 Coaches), 87-85, in overtime on Friday night inside Cowboys Stadium. The fourth-seeded Wolverines trailed by 14 points before outscoring the Jayhawks 23-8 over the final seven minutes of the second half -- capped by a long triple by Burke in the waning seconds to send the game into overtime and advance to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time since the 1993-1994 season. Freshman guard Glenn Robinson III, freshman guard Nik Stauskas and junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. also contributed in double-digit scoring. Robinson finished with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Stauskas and Hardaway added 11 and 10 points, respectively. RECAP

#2 Duke 71, #3 Michigan State 61
Keith Appling scored a team-high 16 points, while Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the third-seeded Michigan State Spartans couldn't get past second-seeded Duke, falling 71-61 in the Midwest Region semifinal on Friday night. Duke's Seth Curry led all scorers with 29 points, shooting 8-of-17 from the floor, including 6-of-9 from long range in the victory. Rasheed Sulaimon added 16 points and Mason Plumlee finished with 14 as the Blue Devils advance to face Louisville in the regional final. RECAP

Weekend Schedule

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Indiana at Michigan State
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Game 2 - Saturday, 1 p.m., BTN.com
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m.

Ohio State vs. Purdue (at Columbus, Ohio)
Game 1 - Friday, 5 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m.
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Northwestern
Game 1 - Friday, 5 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, 2 p.m.
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTN

Iowa vs. Wisconsin (at Iowa City, Iowa)
Game 1 - Friday, 5 p.m.
Game 2 - Friday, 7 p.m.
Game 3 - Saturday, 1 p.m.

Michigan at Penn State
Game 1- Friday, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Game 2- Saturday, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Game 3 - Sunday, 1 p.m.

Nebraska at Illinois
Game 1 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Game 2 - Saturday, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Game 3 - Sunday, 12:30 p.m., BTN (tape delay - 3 p.m.)

All times are ET and schedule is subject to change

Friday's NCAA Schedule

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South Regional
Arlington, Texas
#4 Michigan vs. #1 Kansas, 7:37 p.m. ET

Midwest Regional
Indianapolis, Ind.
#3 Michigan State vs. #2 Duke, approximately 9:45 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
ILLINOIS at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
INDIANA at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
INDIANA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
IOWA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
MICHIGAN at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MICHIGAN STATE at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MINNESOTA at Razorback Spring Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
MINNESOTA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
NEBRASKA at Razorback Spring Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Bill Cornell Spring Classic - Carbondale, Ill.
WISCONSIN at Westmont Collegiate Classic - Santa Barbara, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Yellow Jacket Invitational - Atlanta, Ga.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Bill Cornell Spring Classic - Carbondale, Ill.
INDIANA at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
INDIANA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
IOWA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MINNESOTA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
NEBRASKA at Razorback Spring Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Yellow Jacket Invitational - Atlanta, Ga.

Weekend Schedule

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March 28-30
IOWA at U.S. Intercollegiate - Palo Alto, Calif.
MINNESOTA at U.S. Intercollegiate - Palo Alto, Calif.
NORTHWESTERN at U.S. Intercollegiate - Palo Alto, Calif.

Weekend Preview

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MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN
Friday, March 29
3:05 p.m.
LHP Tom Windle (3-2, 1.54 ERA) vs. LHP Logan McAnallen (1-1, 3.70 ERA)
Saturday, March 30
1:05 p.m.
RHP Ben Meyer (3-2, 2.79 ERA) vs. LHP Evan Hill (3-1, 2.21 ERA)
Sunday, March 31
1:05 p.m., BTN.com
RHP Alec Crawford (0-1, 5.40 ERA vs. LHP Trent Szkutnik (2-3, 4.28 ERA)

MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE
Friday, March 29
6:35 p.m., BTN.com
RHP Andrew Waszak (3-1, 1.56 ERA) vs. RHP Jaron Long (4-1, 2.13 ERA)
Saturday, March 30
3:05 p.m., BTN.com
RHP David Garner (4-0, 3.30 ERA) vs. RHP Brad Goldberg (3-0, 1.56 ERA)
Sunday, March 31
1:05 p.m., BTN.com
RHP Mick VanVossen (2-1, 3.34 ERA) vs. LHP Brian King (4-2, 2.43 ERA)

INDIANA at IOWA 
Saturday, March 30
2:05 p.m., BTN.com
LHP Joey DeNato (3-1, 2.51 ERA) vs. LHP Matt Dermody (5-0, 1.91 ERA)
Sunday, March 31
2:05 p.m., BTN.com
LHP Kyle Hart (4-0, 1.53 ERA) vs. RHP Andrew Hanse (1-1, 1.72 ERA)
Monday, April 1
2:05 p.m.
RHP Aaron Slegers (4-0, 1.53 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Hibbing (0-1, 3.00 ERA)

NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA
Friday, March 29
7:35 p.m., BTN
RHP Zach Morton (3-0, 0.74 ERA) vs. RHP Christian DeLeon (2-2, 2.70 ERA)
Saturday, March 30
3:05 p.m.
RHP Luke Farrell (1-1, 2.25 ERA) vs. TBA
Sunday, March 31
2:05 p.m.
RHP Brandon Magallones (3-1, 3.09 ERA) vs. TBA

PURDUE at PENN STATE
Friday, March 29
4 p.m.
LHP Jordan Minch (2-3, 6.30 ERA) vs. RHP T.J. Jann (1-3, 5.19 ERA)
Saturday, March 30
2 p.m.
RHP Robert Ramer (2-2, 4.82 ERA) vs. RHP Steven Hill (1-4, 3.48 ERA)
Sunday, March 31
1 p.m.
RHP Brad Schreiber (1-3, 5.52 ERA) vs. LHP Greg Welsh (0-1, 3.68 ERA)

Oakland at ILLINOIS
Friday, March 29
5:05 p.m.
LHP Jason Hager (0-3, 5.23 ERA) vs. RHP Kevin Johnson (3-1, 2.33 ERA)
Saturday, March 30 (DH)
1 p.m., 3 p.m.
RHP Jake Paulson (0-3, 2.81 ERA) vs. LHP Kevin Duchene (2-0, 3.98 ERA)
RHP Tim Koons (2-3, 3.15 ERA) vs. RHP John Kravetz (2-0, 4.15 ERA)
Sunday, March 31
1:05 p.m.
RHP Chris Van Dyke (1-2, 6.48 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Blackburn (2-0, 4.44 ERA)

Thursday's NCAA Results

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#2 Ohio State 73, #6 Arizona 70
LaQuinton Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the brink of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals. Ross, the Buckeyes' remarkable reserve, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7), who rallied from an early 11-point deficit and weathered the sixth-seeded Wildcats' late charge for their 11th consecutive victory since mid-February. Deshaun Thomas scored 20 points for Ohio State, and Aaron Craft added 13 before ceding the Buckeyes' final shot to Ross. Craft hit an awfully similar 3-pointer against Iowa State last Sunday to send the Buckeyes forward. RECAP

#4 Syracuse 61, #1 Indiana 50
Limiting Indiana to its lowest output of the season while forcing 19 turnovers and blocking 10 shots, fourth-seeded Syracuse used Michael Carter-Williams' 24 points to upset the No. 1 seed Hoosiers 61-50 Thursday night and reach the East Regional final. After getting past preseason No. 1 Indiana, Syracuse (29-9) will face No. 3 seed Marquette on Saturday night in an all-Big East matchup for a berth in the Final Four. Boeheim and the Orange haven't been to the national semifinals since Carmelo Anthony led them to the 2003 title. RECAP

Weekend Schedule

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March 29
Wisconsin at #52 Illinois - 5 p.m.
#69 Iowa at #30 Penn State - 6 p.m.

March 30
#40 Indiana at Michigan State - 11 a.m.
#17 Purdue at #10 Michigan - 11 a.m.
Minnesota at #11 Northwestern - 12 p.m.

March 31

#40 Indiana at #10 Michigan - 11 a.m.
#69 Iowa at #57 Ohio State - 11 a.m.      
Minnesota at #52 Illinois - 12 p.m.
#17 Purdue at Michigan State - 12 p.m.
#12 Nebraska at #30 Penn State - 12 p.m.
Wisconsin at #11 Northwestern - 12 p.m. 

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 29
#51 Michigan State at Indiana - 2 p.m.
#35 Michigan at #60 Purdue - 2 p.m.
Penn State at Iowa - 3 p.m.
#7 Ohio State at #57 Nebraska - 4 p.m.
#19 Illinois at #70 Wisconsin - 7 p.m.

March 30
#26 Northwestern at #47 Minnesota - 1 p.m.

March 31

Penn State at #57 Nebraska - 11 a.m.
#51 Michigan State at #60 Purdue - 12 p.m.
#19 Illinois at #47 Minnesota - 1 p.m.
#35 Michigan at Indiana - 1 p.m.
#7 Ohio State at Iowa - 1 p.m.
#26 Northwestern at #70 Wisconsin - 1 p.m.
Butler at Indiana - 7 p.m.

All times ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 30
#15 UIC at #10 IOWA - 6 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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March 30
IOWA / #7 MICHIGAN / #14 Notre Dame at #16 MICHIGAN STATE - East Lansing, Mich.
#6 OHIO STATE/ #13 Brown at #3 Princeton - Princeton, N.J. 

Thursday's Result

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ILLINOIS 63, Toledo 55
A close match throughout, it wasn't until the final minutes that the Fighting Illini were able to gain separation and advance in the WNIT by handling Toledo just their fourth loss this season in a 63-55 victory. Senior Karisma Penn had a huge night, recording a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards. In addition, Amber Moore provided a solid one-two punch with her 18 points on a 5-for-10 night from three-point range. RECAP

Get Ready For Big Ten Hockey!

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Thursday's NCAA Schedule

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West Region
Los Angeles, Calif.
#2 Ohio State vs. #6 Arizona, 7:47 p.m. ET, TBS

East Region
Washington, D.C.
#1 Indiana vs. #4 Syracuse, approximately 9:45 p.m. ET, CBS

Thursday's Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Toledo - 7 p.m. ET [1]

[1] - Women's National Invitation Tournament

PSU's Lucas Tabbed Finalist for Wade Trophy

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Penn State women's basketball standout Maggie Lucas was named a finalist for the 2013 State Farm Wade Trophy, is was announced on Wednesday. The award, given annually to the nation's most outstanding player, will be presented at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Awards Show on April 8. 

Voted the Big Ten Player of the Year, Lucas finished as the conference's third-leading scorer at 20.1 points per game. The junior is seventh in Lady Lion history with 1,857 points and is on pace to become the fifth member of Penn State's 2,000-point club. Lucas also ranks second in Penn State history and third in Big Ten annals with 293 career three-pointers made.  

Northwestern has hired Chris Collins as head men's basketball coach, it was announced on Wednesday. Collins becomes the 24th head coach of the Wildcats men's basketball program. A native of Northbrook, Ill., Collins has served at Duke since 2000, and was named Associate Head Coach in 2008.

For the complete release, click HERE.

PSU's Washington Named Region 6 Coach of the Year

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Penn State's women's basketball coach Coquese Washington is in the running for National Coach of the Year accolades by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Named Region 6 Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season by the group, Washington is one of eight coaches in the running for the WBCA national honor. Washington led the Lady Lions to their second straight Big Ten Championship and was named conference Coach of the Year by the media after leading the team to a 24-4 regular season record and a 14-2 mark in Big Ten play.

Four Big Ten Standouts Named NABC All-Americans

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Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, Michigan's Trey Burke and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America Teams, it was announced on Monday. Oladipo and Burke were named first-team honorees, giving the Big Ten the most first-team recipients and overall selections. The complete list can be found below.

First Team
Trey Burke, Michigan
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga

Second Team
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ben McLemore, Kansas
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State
Cody Zeller, Indiana

Third Team
Allen Crabbe, California
Russ Smith, Louisville
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey, Kansas
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

Wednesday's Results

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INDIANA 6, Louisville 2
Western Michigan 7, MICHIGAN 3
MINNESOTA 5, South Dakota State 1
NORTHWESTERN 3, Chicago State 1
Pittsburgh 10, PENN STATE 8

Wednesday's Postseason Result

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Iowa 75, Virginia 64
Iowa entered Wednesday's NIT quarterfinal game at Virginia with two road wins this season. The top-seeded Cavaliers entered the contest with 19-straight home victories. Throw it all out the window because the Hawkeyes are headed to New York City. The University of Iowa men's basketball team shot nearly 50 percent from the floor en route to a 75-64 victory over Virginia inside John Paul Jones Arena. The win, the team's 24th this season, sends the Hawkeyes to Madison Square Garden for an NIT semifinal matchup against Maryland on April 2. "To be able to go on the road and beat a team with that type of winning streak that has already put up 23 wins and who is undefeated at home in the ACC and score 75 is a great statement," said UI head coach Fran McCaffery. "I wanted our team to make a statement as to what our capabilities are on the road and for it to be an example of how we've grown as a team." RECAP

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan 9, Bowling Green 1
Nebraska 4, Nebraska-Omaha 0

Wednesday's Postseason Schedule

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#3 Iowa at #1 Virginia, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Wednesday's Schedule

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Bowling Green at Michigan, 4 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Lincoln, Neb.), 6 p.m.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Louisville at INDIANA, 4 p.m.
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN, 4:05 p.m., BTN.com
South Dakota State at MINNESOTA, 7:35 p.m.
Chicago State vs. NORTHWESTERN, 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at PENN STATE, 6:05 p.m.

Tuesday's Results

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Louisville 76, PURDUE 63
Louisville refuses to dwell on all the players lost to injuries this season, especially with so many other Cardinals taking over now that it matters most. Sophomore Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help fifth-seeded Louisville beat Purdue 76-63 Tuesday night and advance to its second NCAA tournament regional semifinal in three years. The fourth-seeded Boilermakers (25-9) snapped a five-game winning streak and now have lost in the second round three straight years. Sam Ostarello led Purdue with 16 points and 12 rebounds. KK Houser had 10. RECAP

Stanford 73, MICHIGAN 40
The University of Michigan women's basketball team was unable to dig out from an early deficit to top-seeded Stanford University in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament, losing, 73-40, to the Cardinal on Tuesday (March 26) at Maples Pavilion. The Wolverines tied a school record with 22 victories during head coach Kim Barnes Arico first season on the bench.

Senior guard Jenny Ryan led the offense with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal. She hit all five shots from the floor, including one three-pointer. Senior forward Rachel Sheffer and senior guard Kate Thompson contributed seven points apiece in the contest. Thompson eclipsed 1,000 career points late in the second half of her final game in the Maize and Blue. RECAP

Notre Dame 74, IOWA 57
The ninth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes fell to the top-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 74-57, on Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes were led by Bethany Doolittle, Theairra Taylor and Jaime Printy who had 16, 10 and 10 points, respectively. Samantha Logic posted a near double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, while Morgan Johnson added seven points and five rebounds. Iowa ended its season with a 23-11 record. RECAP

LSU 71, PENN STATE 66
In a back-and-forth game, the third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions came up just a little short as they were bested by sixth-seeded LSU, 71-66, on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, La. The Lady Lions were led by Nikki Greene, who posted a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Bentley chipped in 14 points and Arel Edwards added 13 tallies. Talia East pulled in eight rebounds for Penn State. The Big Ten Champion Lady Lions end their season with a 26-6 record. RECAP

Tuesday's Result

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Kansas State 10, NEBRASKA 8

Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Season in Review

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The Big Ten recorded 10 top five finishes on the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, highlighted by Indiana's Derek Drouin taking home his third indoor high jump title and Michigan's women's DMR title. Drouin's mark of 2.35 meters set a new Canadian national record and is the second-best ever by a collegian, while the Wolverines' team of Rebecca Addison, Maya Long, Jillian Smith and Amanda Eccleston took home the crown. The Wisconsin men earned a spot on the podium with a third-place team finish, while the Illinois women placed 14th.

Three Big Ten student-athletes placed in the top five in the weight throw, led by a runner-up finish from Michigan State's Antonio James (22.25). Purdue's Chukwuebuka Enekwechi posted a mark of 21.52 to earn third place, while Minnesota's Jon Lehman finished third with a throw of 21.35. In the 800-meter run, Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (1:47.23) and Minnesota's Harun Abda (1:48.24) finished second and fifth, respectively, while Illinois' Samantha Murphy (2:03.95) finished fourth on the women's side. In the womeIn the men's DMR, three Big Ten teams placed in the top four, led by a second-place finish by Penn State. Minnesota and Indiana crossed the line in third and fourth, respectively. The Big Ten also posted two top-five times in the mile, led by third-place Austin Mudd of Wisconsin (3:57.93). Minnesota's John Simons finished fifth with a time of 3:59.71.

All-Americans: Eighty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. For the complete list, click HERE.

Regional Award Winners: Illinois, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin took home USTFCCCA Regional Awards, it was announced on March 4. For the men's honorees, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.

Big Ten Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday, Feb. 27., the 2013 Big Ten men's and women's indoor track and field individual award winners.On the men's side, Penn State senior Casimir Loxsom was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Championships, while Indiana senior Derek Drouin was tabbed Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Championships. Penn State's Brannon Kidder was named Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe was tabbed Coach of the Year by his peers. On the women's side, Illinois sophomore Ashley Spencer was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Michigan State senior Beth Rohl earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. In addition, Spencer was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, while Nebraska's Mara Griva took home Field Athlete of the Championships laurels. Illinois' Morolake Akinosun was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches, while Fighting Illini head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey was named Coach of the Year by her peers. For the men's release, click HERE. The women's honorees can be found HERE.

Wisconsin Men Claim Big Ten Title: The Wisconsin men took home the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships title at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Three individual champions and five second-place finishes led Wisconsin to its 23rd overall Big Ten indoor title and first since 2008. For the complete release, click HERE.

Illinois Women Take Home Big Ten Crown: The Illinois women won the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Illini posted five individual crowns and two runner-up finishes en route to championship. For the complete release, click HERE.


Tuesday's Schedule

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NEBRASKA at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. The conference is led by No. 10 Michigan, No. 11 Northwestern and No. 12 Nebraska. Purdue joins them in the top 20, coming in at No. 17. Penn State sits at No. 30, Indiana comes in at No. 40, Illinois is ranked No. 52, Ohio State checks in at No. 57 and Iowa rounds out conference teams in the poll at No. 69.

Individually, 11 Big Ten women's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
13. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
29. Emina Bektas, MICH
39. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
54. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
57. Petra Januskova, PSU
63. Kate Turvy, NU
76. Sarah Lee, MICH
85. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
96. Veronica Corning, NU
111. Leslie Hureau, IND
112. Katie Klyczek, IND

Doubles
2. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
9. Linda Abu Mushrefova/Nida Hamilton, NU
11. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
21. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
34. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
39. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
49. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
61. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND
75. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads the conference squads in the poll, coming in at No. 7. Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan and Minnesota also rank in the top 50, coming in at No. 19, No. 26, No. 35 and No. 47, respectively. Michigan State checks in at No. 51, Nebraska sits at No. 57, Purdue is ranked No. 60 and Wisconsin rounds out Big Ten teams in the poll at No. 70.

Individually, 10 Big Ten men's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
4. Peter Kobelt, OSU
13. Blaz Rola, OSU
15. Evan King, MICH
41. Rok Bonin, MINN
42. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
43. Connor Smith, OSU
59. Chris Diaz, OSU
83. Devin McCarthy, OSU
98. Vlad Stefan, MICH
100. Leandro Toledo, MINN

Doubles
12. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
13. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith, OSU
22. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
27. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
28. Sam Monette/Isade Juneau, IND
30. Alex Buzzi/Evan King, MICH
50. Josh MacTaggart/Isade Juneau, IND
57. Blaz Rola/Kevin Metka, OSU
61. Tim Kopinski/Farris Gosea, ILL

For the complete rankings, click here.

Tuesday's Schedule

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NCAA Tournament - Second Round 
#4 PURDUE vs. #5 Louisville - 7:10 p.m. - ESPN2 
#9 IOWA vs. #1 Notre Dame - 9:40 p.m. - ESPN2
#3 PENN STATE vs. #6 LSU - 9:45 p.m. - ESPN2
#8 MICHIGAN vs. #1 Stanford - 9:50 p.m. - ESPN2

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 4. Big Ten Champion Nebraska joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 8, while Minnesota is tied for the No. 12 spot and Penn State comes in at No. 14. Illinois ranks No. 17 and Ohio State sits at No. 20.

For the full poll, click here.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the top 10 of the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the 10th consecutive week, while Michigan comes in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, while Illinois and Minnesota follow at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Nebraska is No. 9 and Iowa rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the complete poll, click here

Five Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Rankings

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Five Big Ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest National Fastpitch Coaches Association or USA Softball national polls, which were announced on Tuesday. Michigan leads all conference squads, appearing at No. 13 in the USA Softball poll and No. 14 in the NFCA rankings, while Nebraska is rated 19th in the USA Softball standings and 24th in the NFCA poll. Iowa is among the squads receiving votes in both sets of polls, Wisconsin is the first team outside the top 25 in the USA Softball rankings and Minnesota is also receiving votes in the poll.

Monday's Results

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Maryland 74, MICHIGAN STATE 49
Michigan State's Klarissa Bell didn't score a single point. Maryland's Alyssa Thomas finished with 28. As much as anything, that explains what happened Monday night when the Spartans were eliminated from the NCAA tournament. Their top offensive player this season remained in a slump, while the Terrapins' top threat dominated in a 74-49 victory that advanced Maryland to the round of 16. Becca Mills and Annalise Pickrel scored 12 points for the fifth-seeded Spartans (25-9). RECAP

ILLINOIS 62, Eastern Illinois 54
Four Illini players scored in double figures and held Eastern Illinois to one field goal in the final 3:45 as Illinois beat the Panthers 62-54 in a second-round WNIT game at the Assembly Hall on Monday, giving head coach Matt Bollant his 300th career win. Karisma Penn led the Illini with 19 points, Amber Moore added 16, Ivory Crawford had 11 and Adrienne GodBold scored 10 as Illinois broke the school record for turnovers forced in a season, causing 22 EIU miscues. The Illini (18-13) survive and advance to the WNIT round of 16, where they will face Toledo (29-3) at 6 p.m. CT in Savage Arena on Toledo, Ohio. It is the fourth time in school history that Illinois has advanced to the third round of the WNIT, also accomplishing the feat in 2007, 2008 and 2010. RECAP

NEBRASKA 74, Texas A&M 63
The sixth-seeded Nebraska women's basketball team defeated third-seeded Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in College Station, Texas. The Huskers were led by Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, who had 21 and 20 points respectively. Moore also added 10 assists for her first double-double of the season. Hailie Sample also recorded her first double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Nebraska advances to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history. RECAP

Monday's Postseason Result

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Santa Clara 86, Purdue 83
Despite receiving a combined 49 points from brothers Ronnie and Terone Johnson, the Purdue men's basketball team dropped an 86-83 decision to Santa Clara in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday. Ronnie Johnson netted a season-high 27 points on 11-of-21 shooting for the Boilermakers, while older brother Terone accounted 22 in the loss. The Boilers outscored SCU by a 56-20 margin in the paint and a 25-9 count off of turnovers, but could not overcome a Santa Clara offensive effort that shot 63.0 percent from the floor in the second half. RECAP

Monday's Postseason Schedule

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CBI Schedule
Purdue vs. Santa Clara, 7 p.m., BTN.com

In The Polls

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Look below to see where Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest polls. Click the links to view each complete set of rankings.

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

25. Indiana

Baseball America
19. Indiana

NCBWA
24. Indiana
Ohio State (RV)

USA Today/ESPN Coaches
23. Indiana

Monday's Schedule

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Eastern Illinois at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. [1]
#5 MICHIGAN STATE vs. #4 Maryland - 7:20 p.m. - ESPN2 [2]
#6 NEBRASKA vs. #3 Texas A&M - 9:40 p.m. - ESPN2 [2]

All times are ET.

[1] - Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT)
[2] - NCAA Tournament Second Round

Sunday's Results

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Purdue 77, Liberty 43
Courtney Moses scored 21 points, hitting 5-of-8 from 3-point range, and fourth-seeded Purdue routed Liberty 77-43 Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Boilermakers (25-8) improved to 19-1 in the first round with their 16th straight victory to open the tournament. They will play No. 5 seed Louisville or 12th-seeded Middle Tennessee in the second round Tuesday night of the Oklahoma City regional. RECAP

Penn State 85, Cal Poly 55
The third-seeded Penn State Lady Lions (26-5, 14-2 Big Ten) scored 47 points in the second half as they picked up an 85-55 victory over the No. 14 seed Cal Poly Mustangs (21-11, 13-5 Big West) on Sunday evening to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With the victory, Penn State will play the winner of No. 11 Green Bay/No. 6 LSU on Tuesday night at 9:30 (ET) at the Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) leading the way on 19 points, four assists and four steals. Senior Mia Nickson (Ashburn, Va.) had a great all-around game, tallying her 15th career double-double of her career on 13 points and 13 rebounds. It was Nickson's third career double-double in six NCAA Tournament games. Senior Alex Bentley (Indianapolis, Ind.) chipped in 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting. RECAP

Michigan 60, Villanova 52
The University of Michigan women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament with a 60-52 victory over on Sunday at Maples Pavilion on the Stanford University campus. The Wolverines had four players score in double figures and advanced to take on top-seeded Stanford on Tuesday night. RECAP

Iowa 69, Miami (Fla.) 53
The ninth-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the eighth-seeded Miami Hurricanes, 69-53, Sunday evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes were led by Samantha Logic, as she posted a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Melissa Dixon also reached double figures with 13 points and Morgan Johnson pulled down 11 boards as well. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 7, Oakland 0
Michigan State baseball shutout Oakland on Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Oestrike Stadium, 7-0. The Spartans won their seventh straight game after taking four games against Oakland over the weekend and improved to 13-7. RECAP

Texas 6, MINNESOTA 3
The Golden Gophers (14-11) dropped a 6-3 decision to Texas (14-9) in the series finale at the Metrodome on Sunday, Mar. 24. With the loss, the Longhorns claimed two out of the three games in the series. RECAP

Sunday's NCAA Results

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#2 Ohio State 78, #10 Iowa State 75
With Aaron Craft's last-second shot, No. 2 Ohio State remained the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament's most-busted bracket. Craft made a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton - a place of Buckeye heartaches - with a 78-75 victory over Iowa State on Sunday. Ohio State (28-7) needed Craft's only 3-pointer of the game - an arching shot over 6-foot-7 defender Georges Niang from the top of the key - to avoid yet another upset in the oh-so-wild West Regional. Four of the top five seeds fell fast and hard in the first weekend. Craft left the Buckeyes in position to fritter away a late lead, then saved them in the final second. RECAP

#1 Indiana 58, #9 Temple 52
Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional. The Hoosiers (29-6) trailed by four with 2:56 left, but closed with a big run to advance to the round of 16 for the second straight year. Indiana will play No. 4 seed Syracuse in the regional semifinals on Thursday in Washington. Temple's Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points to lead the Owls (24-10), who gave one of the Big Ten's big boys all they could handle before collapsing when it mattered most. Oladipo, who spent the afternoon trying to slow down Wyatt, scored 16 and Cody Zeller added 15 for the Hoosiers. RECAP

#3 Florida 78, #11 Minnesota 64
Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 win Sunday in the South Regional. The No. 3 seed Gators (28-7) shot a blistering 65 percent in the first half and led by 21 by halftime. The win earns Florida a return trip to the Lone Star State to play their next game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Andre Hollins scored 25 points to lead the No. 11-seed Gophers (21-13). Hollins' 3-point shooting sparked a second-half rally that pulled Minnesota within seven points, but Rosario's sixth 3-pointer with 3 minutes left pushed the Gators' lead back to 16 and effectively locked up the win. RECAP

#2 Miami (Fla.) 63, #7 Illinois 59
Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and Miami gained possession on a ball knocked out of bounds that probably should have gone to Illinois, helping the Hurricanes hold on for a 63-59 victory Sunday night to advance to the NCAA round of 16. After Larkin's first field goal in about 9 1/2 minutes, D.J. Richardson missed a 3-pointer. In the fight for the rebound, the ball appeared to ricochet off the hands of Miami's Kenny Kadji out of bounds. But the Hurricanes kept the ball, and Durand Scott made two free throws after that. Brandon Paul had 18 points for Illinois (23-13). RECAP

Sunday's NCAA Schedule

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#7 Illinois vs. #2 Miami, approximately 8:40 p.m. ET, TNT
#1 Indiana vs. #9 Temple, approximately 2:45 p.m. ET, CBS
#11 Minnesota vs. #3 Florida, 6:10 p.m. ET, TNT
#2 Ohio State vs. #10 Iowa State, 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS

Saturday's Results

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Wisconsin 5, Illinois 1 (Game 1); Wisconsin 5, Illinois 2 (Game 2)
Thirteen proved to be a lucky number for the Wisconsin softball team Saturday afternoon as a 5-2 win over Illinois earned the Badgers a series sweep on the opening weekend of Big Ten play and extended their school record for consecutive victories. UW posted a 5-1 win over the Illini in the day's first game at Eichelberger Field to set a school record with 12-consecutive wins. Wisconsin (25-3 overall, 3-0 Big Ten) tallied a win on Friday over the Illini (10-15, 0-3) to open league play with a 3-0 record for just the fourth time in school history and first time since 2005. RECAP

Minnesota 7, Iowa 3 (Game 1); Minnesota 10, Iowa 1 (Game 2)
Game 1: A pair of three-run innings helped Minnesota defeat Iowa, 7-3, in the first game of a Big Ten doubleheader on Saturday. The Gophers posted consecutive three-run innings in the third and fourth, before adding an insurance run in the top of the seventh to earn the victory. RECAP Game 2: Minnesota completed a three-game sweep at Iowa to open Big Ten play by scoring eight runs in the final two innings to post a decisive 10-1 win against the Hawkeyes. Minnesota trailed 1-0 through the first three innings, as the Gophers stranded nine runners on base in those innings. But Minnesota finally broke through with a pair of runs in the fourth, then added two more in the sixth and six runs in the seventh to complete the sweep. RECAP

Michigan 13, Purdue 5 (Game 1); Michigan 8, Purdue 7 (Game 2)
The No. 14-ranked University of Michigan softball team erased deficits of five runs and six runs on its way to victories of 13-5 in six innings and 8-7 over the Purdue Boilermakers in a doubleheader today (Saturday, March 23) at the Wilpon Complex. The three-game series served as U-M's Big Ten and home opening weekend. RECAP

Indiana 6, Ohio State 4 (Game 1, 9 innings); Ohio State 8, Indiana 2 (Game 2)
Game 1: In what turned out to be nearly three hours of an absolute seesaw battle, the Indiana softball team outlasted Ohio State, 6-4, in a nine-inning marathon for the opening half of the two teams' doubleheader this afternoon in Columbus, Ohio. The Hoosiers' win deals OSU its first loss in conference play and snaps the Buckeyes seven-game winning steak. RECAP
Game 2: The Ohio State offense notched 11 hits on eight runs against Indiana in game two, while DiDomenico limited the IU bats to two runs on three hits to improve to 8-3 overall in 2013 as Ohio State won 8-2 to wrap up the opening weekend at Buckeye Field. Offensively, Ohio State was led by Watkins, who went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and a season-high four RBI. Gresham was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Pickett went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored. RECAP

Sunday's Schedule

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#4 PURDUE vs. #13 Liberty - 12 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]
#3 PENN STATE vs. #14 Cal Poly - 4 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]
#9 IOWA vs. #8 Miami (Fla.) - 7:30 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]
#8 MICHIGAN vs. #9 Villanova - 7:30 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]

[1] - NCAA Tournament First Round
All times are ET


Saturday's Results

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Michigan State 55, Marist 47
Late in a sleepy and sloppy first half, Annalist Pickrel came off the bench and started hitting shots. Three three-pointers and a baseline drive for a layup. Eleven points in a 13-0 run for fifth-seeded Michigan State, providing a cushion the Spartans would need in the second half against a mid-major known for its first-round upsets. Pickrel finished with 14 points Saturday, making up for off-days from starters Becca Mills and Klarissa Bell, as the Spartans beat 12th-seeded Marist, 55-47. RECAP

Nebraska 73, Chattanooga 59
The sixth-seeded Nebraska women's basketball team defeated 11th-seeded Chattanooga in College Station, Texas on Saturday evening. The Huskers boasted four players in doubles figured as Jordan Hooper finished with a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds. Lindsey Moore tallied 13 points and seven assists, Rachel Theriot posted 12 points and Emily Cady chipped in 10 tallies. RECAP

Saturday's Results

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Iowa 2, Northwestern 1 (Game 1); Northwestern 5, Iowa 1 (Game 2)
Game 1: Senior Matt Dermody allowed one unearned run in a complete game victory, leading the University of Iowa baseball team to a 2-1 win over Northwestern in the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader at Lee Pfund Stadium. RECAP
Game 2: Northwestern wrapped up the opening weekend of Big Ten play Saturday by splitting a doubleheader against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lee Pfund Stadium in Carol Stream, Ill. Iowa squeaked out a 2-1 victory in the opener before the Wildcats roared back to take the nightcap, 5-1. RECAP

Illinois 8, Nebraska 7 (Game 1); Nebraska 6, Illinois 4 (Game 2)
Game 1: Recap coming soon
Game 2: After dropping the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Illinois Field, the Nebraska baseball team responded with a 6-4 win. RECAP

Ohio State 8, Purdue 3 (Game 1); Ohio State 7, Purdue 0 (Game 2)
The Ohio State baseball team took both games of a doubleheader from Purdue to sweep the series against the Boilermakers Saturday at Alexander Field. The Buckeyes won the first game, 8-3, before picking up a 7-0 victory in the nightcap. Ohio State improves to 15-6 on the season, 3-0 in Big Ten play, while Purdue falls to 7-14, 0-3 in conference play. RECAP

Indiana 2, Penn State 0 (Game 1); Indiana 11, Penn State 3 (Game 2)
The Hoosier Baseball winning streak extended to 11 games on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader and the Big Ten-opening series over Penn State. RECAP

Michigan State 2, Oakland 1 (Game 1); Michigan State 3, Oakland 2 (Game 2)
It was a record day for Michigan State baseball on Saturday afternoon at Oestrike Stadium against Oakland. The Spartans won both games in walk-off fashion, 2-1 in game one and 3-2 in game two. RECAP

Michigan 6, Western Illinois 1 (Game 1); Western Illinois 2, Michigan 1 (Game 2)
Freshman Evan Hill threw a complete-game one-hitter to highlight the University of Michigan baseball team's doubleheader split against Western Illinois Saturday (March 23) at Nicolay Field on the campus of Adrian College. The Wolverines won the opener, 6-1, but fell in the nightcap, 2-1. RECAP



Saturday's NCAA Results

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Michigan 78, VCU 53
Freshman forward Mitch McGary scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, helping the University of Michigan men's basketball team advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the first time since the 1993-1994 season with a 78-53 victory over fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday afternoon  at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The fourth-seeded Wolverines shot 31-of-60 (52 percent) from the floor in the game, including 10-of-11 (91 percent) from the free throw line while holding the Rams to just 23-of-58 (40 percent) from the field and 3-of-16 (19 percent) from three-point range. U-M also held the advantage on the boards, outrebounding VCU, 41-24. RECAP

Michigan State 70, Memphis 48
Michigan State is into the round of 16 for the NCAA tournament - as usual. Gary Harris scored 16 of his career-high 23 points in the first half and the third-seeded Spartans cruised past sixth-seeded Memphis 70-48 on Saturday, putting the Tom Izzo-led program in the regional semifinals for the fifth time in six years and the 11th time in his career. Michigan State (27-8) will play the winner of the Duke-Creighton game on Friday in the Midwest Regional semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. RECAP

Saturday's NCAA Schedule

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#4 Michigan vs. #5 VCU, 12:15 p.m. ET, CBS
#3 Michigan State vs. #6 Memphis, approximately 2:45 p.m. ET, CBS

Friday's Postseason Results

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NCAA Results
Illinois 57, Colorado 49
Brandon Paul and Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois back the lead with 6 minutes left and the No. 7-seed Illini pulled out a tough 57-49 win over No. 10 Colorado in a game of wild momentum swings Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Illinois led by 16 at halftime only to watch Colorado rip off a 21-2 run in the second to grab the lead. The Illini looked desperate until Paul and Richardson coolly knocked down their shots to put Illinois ahead 48-44. Four free throws by Paul eventually put the game out of reach for the Illini (23-12) who will play No. 2 seed Miami on Sunday. RECAP

Indiana 83, James Madison 62
Indiana's got a few brutes, some big boys from the Big Ten who know how to throw their weight around. But in their NCAA tournament opener, the Hoosiers turned to their speedy, 178-pound point guard to make James Madison's knees buckle right away. Yogi Ferrell was the bully. Ferrell scored Indiana's first nine points and had 14 in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana powered its way to an easy 83-62 win in the second round of the East Regional on Friday. RECAP

Minnesota 83, UCLA 63
Minnesota's Andre Hollins led all scorers with 28 points and added nine rebounds as the 11th-seeded Gophers knocked off the No. 6 seed UCLA Bruins in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, 83-63. The Gophers advance to the third round in the South Regional to face third-seeded Florida on Sunday afternoon. Joe Coleman and Austin Hollins added 16 and 14 points, respectively, while Shabazz Muhammad paced the Bruins with 20. RECAP

Ohio State 95, Iona 70
Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Friday night, part of a dominating performance by Ohio State's front line, and the Buckeyes ran away to a 95-70 victory over Iona in the second round of the West Regional. The second-seeded Buckeyes (27-7) are in prime March form with nine straight wins, including their last five games of the regular season and a run to the Big Ten tournament title. Forward Deshaun Thomas has led them in scoring during the streak, averaging 17.6 points per game. He had 24 points as the Buckeyes' fast breaks led to dunks and a season high in points, thrilling the large Ohio State contingent. RECAP

Ole Miss 57, Wisconsin 46
Unable to shake some cold shooting, the Badgers just couldn't shake the Rebels, either. A No. 12 seed, Ole Miss made the most of the Badgers' shooting woes in the second half, pulling away down the stretch to upset the fifth-seeded Badgers, 57-46, Friday in a second-round NCAA tournament matchup at the Sprint Center. Wisconsin (23-12) managed to connect on just 25 percent of its attempts from the floor, including a 1-for-14 stretch to close the game. It added up to the Badgers' first opening-game exit from the tournament since 2006 -- and just the second one-and-done showing for UW in head coach Bo Ryan's 12 seasons at the helm. RECAP

NIT Results
Iowa 75, Stony Brook 63
There's something about second round National Invitational Tournament games for University of Iowa junior Roy Devyn Marble. After scoring a career-high 31 points in the second round NIT game last season at Oregon, Marble netted 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including an 8-of-11 effort from the charity stripe, in the Hawkeyes' 75-63 victory over Stony Brook on in front of a sellout crowd Friday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. RECAP

Friday's Results

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Wisconsin 8, Illinois 1
It was opportunistic softball for the Badgers Friday afternoon, as they used eight hits to score eight runs and defeat Illinois 8-1 in the opening game of Big Ten Conference play at Eichelberger Field in Urbana. For the second-straight season, Wisconsin opened league play with a win, improving to 23-3 overall (1-0 Big Ten). The win marked UW's 11th-straight victory, tying a school record set earlier in the season. The Badgers took advantage of three Illinois (10-13, 0-1) errors in the third inning to jump out to a 5-0 lead. RECAP

Minnesota 4, Iowa 1
Junior Sara Moulton pitched a complete game and struck out six and sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and played outstanding defense, as Minnesota opened its 2013 Big Ten schedule with a 4-1 win at Iowa on Friday afternoon. The Gophers (18-10, 1-0 Big Ten) scored all four runs in the top of the second inning, then backed Moulton with flawless defense to defeat an Iowa (19-9, 0-1) team that has defeated five Top 25 teams this season. RECAP

Michigan 9, Purdue 0
A trio of home runs, including a pair from freshman Sierra Romero, and a five-inning shutout from sophomore Sara Driesenga delivered the 14th-ranked University of Michigan softball team a 9-0 win over Purdue today at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. The matchup marked U-M's home and Big Ten opener. RECAP

Nebraska 5, Northwestern 4 (Game 1); Nebraska 14, Northwestern 1 (Game 2)
Game 1: The 20th-ranked Nebraska softball team rallied from a four-run deficit to open its Big Ten Conference season with a 5-4, eight-inning victory over Northwestern in game one of a chilly doubleheader at Bowlin Stadium on Friday. RECAP
Game 2: A pair of big innings powered the 20th-ranked Nebraska softball team to a season-high run total, as the Huskers completed a doubleheader sweep over Northwestern with a 14-1, five-inning win in game two at Bowlin Stadium. RECAP

Ohio State 9, Indiana 5
Guided for the first time at Buckeye Field under first-year head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly, the Ohio State softball team defeated Indiana, 9-5, in game one of a three game conference series at Buckeye Field. With the victory, the Buckeyes (19-8, 1-0 Big Ten) earn their first conference victory of 2013. "After being down 3-0, I was proud of the way our team battled back throughout the game and we were able to keep the momentum against Indiana and get the win," Schoenly said. Offensively, Ohio State was led by junior Evelyn Carrillo, who went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while classmate Leesa Gresham was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored. RECAP

Saturday's Schedule

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#5 Michigan State vs. #12 Marist - 1:30 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]
#6 Nebraska vs. #11 Chattanooga - 6:30 p.m. - ESPN2 [1]

[1] - NCAA Tournament First Round
All times are ET.

Friday's Result

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Ball State 54, MINNESOTA 51
The University of Minnesota (18-14) women's basketball team fell 54-51 to Ball State (16-14) Friday night in the opening round of the WNIT at Williams Arena. The loss ends Minnesota's season. Micaella Riche led the Golden Gophers with 18 points, while sophomore Rachel Banham added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. RECAP

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
NORTHWESTERN 2, IOWA 1 (13)
NEBRASKA 9, ILLINOIS 5
OHIO STATE 10, PURDUE 1
INDIANA 9, PENN STATE 3
MICHIGAN STATE 5, Oakland 2
MINNESOTA 5, Texas 1
Western Illinois 5, MICHIGAN 3

Saturday's Schedule
IOWA at NORTHWESTERN, 2 p.m.
NEBRASKA at ILLINOIS, 4:05 p.m.
OHIO STATE at PURDUE, 2 p.m.
PENN STATE at INDIANA, 2:05 p.m., BTN.com
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE, 4:05 p.m.
Texas at MINNESOTA, 3:05 p.m.
Western Illinois at MICHIGAN, 1:05 p.m.

Friday's Schedule

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IOWA at NORTHWESTERN, 4 p.m.
NEBRASKA at ILLINOIS, 5:05 p.m.
OHIO STATE at PURDUE, 7 p.m.
PENN STATE at INDIANA, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE, 3:05 p.m.
Texas at MINNESOTA, 7:35 p.m.
Western Illinois at MICHIGAN, 3:05 p.m.

Weekend Schedule

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INDIANA at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
IOWA at Central Invite (Pella, Iowa)
MICHIGAN at Vanderbilt Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.)
MINNESOTA at One Day Clinic (Minneapolis, Minn.)
NEBRASKA at Arizona State Invitational (Phoenix, Ariz.)
OHIO STATE at UCF Invitational (Orlando, Fla.)
PURDUE at Big Ten/SEC Challenge (Starkville, Miss.)
WISCONSIN at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Big Ten/SEC Challenge (Starkville, Miss.)
INDIANA at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
IOWA at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
MICHIGAN at Florida State Relays (Tallahassee, Fla.)
NEBRASKA at Arizona State Invitational (Phoenix, Ariz.)
OHIO STATE at Vanderbilt Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.)
PURDUE at Big Ten/SEC Challenge (Starkville, Miss.)
WISCONSIN at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Weekend Schedule

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March 21-23
ILLINOIS at Desert Shootout (Goodyear, Ariz.)
NEBRASKA at Desert Shootout (Goodyear, Ariz.)

March 22-24
PURDUE at Furman Intercollegiate (Greenville, S.C.)

March 23-24
MICHIGAN STATE at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)
MINNESOTA at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)
PENN STATE at Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.)

March 24
IOWA at Spring Break Match (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

March 24-25
OHIO STATE at Seahawk Intercollegiate (Wilmington, N.C.)

March 24-26
MICHIGAN at C&F Bank Intercollegiate (Williamsburg, Va.)
WISCONSIN at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (Andrews, S.C.)

Softball Weekend Schedule

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The opening weekend of Big Ten softball commences Friday. The following is the complete slate of contests this weekend.

Wisconsin at Illinois
Game 1 - Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Game 3 - Saturday, 3 p.m.

Indiana at Ohio State
Game 1 - Friday, 3 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, 1 p.m.
Game 3 - Saturday, 3 p.m.

Minnesota at Iowa
Game 1 - Friday, 5 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, 3 p.m.
Game 3 - Sunday, 3 p.m.

Purdue at Michigan
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m.
Game 2 - Saturday, Noon
Game 3 - Saturday, 2 p.m.

Northwestern at Nebraska
Game 1 - Friday, 4 p.m.
Game 2 - Friday, 6 p.m.
Game 3- TBD

Penn State at Michigan State
Postponed until April 2

All times are ET

Friday's Schedule

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#5 WISCONSIN vs. #12 Ole Miss - 12:40 p.m. - TruTV [1]
#1 INDIANA vs. #16 James Madison - approx. 4:10 p.m. - TBS [1]
#7 ILLINOIS vs. #10 Colorado - approx. 4:45 p.m. - TNT [1]
#2 OHIO STATE vs. #15 Iona - 7:15 p.m. - CBS [1]
#7 Stony Brook at #3 IOWA - 9:30 p.m. [2]
#6 UCLA vs. #11 MINNESOTA - 10 p.m. - TruTV [1] 

All times are ET.

[1] - NCAA Second Round 
[2] - NIT Second Round 

Weekend Schedule

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March 22
No. 53 OHIO STATE at No. 21 PURDUE - 3 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at MINNESOTA - 5 p.m.

March 23

No. 37 PENN STATE at No. 38 INDIANA - 11 a.m.
No. 9 MICHIGAN at Wisconsin - 12 p.m.

March 24
No. 53 OHIO STATE at No. 38 INDIANA - 11 a.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at WISCONSIN - 11 a.m.
No. 37 PENN STATE at No. 21 PURDUE - 11 a.m.
No. 9 MICHIGAN at MINNESOTA - 12 p.m.
No. 1 North Carolina at No. 11 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 22
INDIANA at PENN STATE - 2 p.m.
IOWA at Fresno State - 2 p.m.
No. 63 PURDUE at No. 5 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m.

March 23
No. 64 WISCONSIN at No. 31 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m.
No. 61 MINNESOTA at No. 53 MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m.

March 24
INDIANA at No. 5 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m.
No. 61 MINNESOTA at No. 31 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m.
No. 64 WISCONSIN at No. 53 MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m.
No. 63 PURDUE at PENN STATE - 12 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 22
IOWA at Longhorn Invitational - Austin, Texas

March 23
INDIANA at IU Class Races - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Longhorn Invitational - Austin, Texas

March 24
MINNESOTA at Tennessee - Knoxville, Tenn.

Weekend Schedule

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March 23
No. 11 NEBRASKA at No. 6 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m.
No. 1 PENN STATE at No. 7 MINNESOTA - 5 p.m.
No. 5 OHIO STATE at No. 2 Oklahoma - 7 p.m.
No. 15 UIC, SUNY-Brockport at No. 3 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m.

All times are ET.

Friday's Schedule

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Ball State at MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET [1]

[1] - Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT)

Thursday's NCAA Results

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Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56
The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 10 AP, No. 11 Coaches) advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 71-56 victory over 13th-seeded South Dakota State on Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The fourth-seeded Wolverines, who led by four at the break, outscored the Jackrabbits by 11 points in the second half to pull away. U-M shot 28-of-55 (51 percent) from the floor in the game, including 9-of-20 (45 percent) from behind the arc while holding SDSU to just 23-of-52 (44 percent) from the field and 4-of-19 (21 percent) from three-point range. Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and freshman guard Glenn Robinson III led the team in scoring with 21 points apiece, while freshman forward Mitch McGary also contributed in double-digit scoring with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds. RECAP

Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54
Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State's NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way. Nix had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help power the third-seeded Spartans past 14th-seeded Valparaiso 65-54 on Thursday with an inspired effort by their only senior. ''It's my last go-around,'' he said. ''And, I'm not ready to be done yet.'' The Spartans went on a 26-5 run in the first half to take control, and cruised to an easy victory much to the delight of a crowd filled with green-clad fans at the home of the NBA's Detroit Pistons. RECAP

Thursday's Result

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Illinois 73, Miami (Ohio) 60
Junior Amber Moore tied her season high with 25 points and Illinois used a 14-4 second-half run to grab a 73-60 win over Miami (Ohio) in the first round of the Women's NIT at the Assembly Hall on Thursday. Along with Moore's big night, seniors Karisma Penn and Adrienne GodBold added 20 and 15 points, respectively, meaning the Illini's three upperclassmen combined for 60 of the team's 73 points (82.1 percent) on the night. With the victory, the Illini (17-13) advance to face Eastern Illinois (20-11) in a WNIT second-round game that will be played at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at the Assembly Hall. RECAP

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten women's rowing teams are ranked in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State leads ranked conference squads, coming in at No. 6, while Michigan follows at No. 7. Wisconsin checks in at No. 12 and Michigan State sits at No. 16. Iowa and Minnesota are both receiving votes in the poll.

For the complete ranking, click here.

Thursday's Schedule

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#3 MICHIGAN STATE vs. #14 Valparaiso, 12:15 a.m., CBS  [1]
#4 MICHIGAN vs. #13 South Dakota State, 7:15 p.m., CBS [1]

[1] - NCAA Second Round - Auburn Hills, Mich.


Thursday's Schedule

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Miami (Ohio) at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET [1]

[1] - Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT)

Wednesday's Results

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INDIANA 15, Miami (OH) 1
Kansas State 4, MINNESOTA 3
Cal State Fullerton 10, NEBRASKA 4

Wednesday's Results

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Louisville 4, Indiana 1
Iowa 3, Kentucky 1
Minnesota 10, Florida A&M
North Dakota State 13, Nebraska 0
Nebraska 11, North Dakota State 0

Wednesday's Results

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Iowa 68, Indiana State 52
A 32-6 run spanning the final five minutes of the first half and first 10 minutes of the second half lifted the University of Iowa men's basketball team to a 68-52 victory over Indiana State in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament in front of a sellout crowd of 15,400 fans on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Indiana State's zone defense contributed to a slow Hawkeye start, as the Sycamores led 26-18 with five minutes to go in the first half. Iowa responded with a 13-4 run to take a 31-30 halftime lead before opening half two with a 19-4 spurt to build a 50-34 lead. RECAP

Purdue 81, Western Illinois 67
A.J. Hammons scored 15 points to lead four Boilermakers in double figures and the Purdue men's basketball team downed Western Illinois, 81-67, on Wednesday in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational. The win advances Purdue to a quarterfinal matchup with Santa Clara on Monday at 7 p.m. ET. Purdue shot 58.5 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from three-point territory, getting 14 points from Ronnie Johnson and a dozen from Rapheal Davis as the team's freshmen scored nearly 60 percent of its points. Terone Johnson added 10 on the night. RECAP

Wednesday's Schedule

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Indiana State at IOWA, 7 p.m., ESPN2 (NIT First Round)
Western Illinois at PURDUE, 7:05 p.m., AXS TV (CBI First Round)


Wednesday's Schedule

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Indiana at Louisville, 6:00 PM ET
Iowa at Kentucky, 4:00 PM ET
Minnesota at Florida A&M, 4:00 PM ET
North Dakota State at Nebraska, 3:00 PM ET
North Dakota State at Nebraska, 5:30 PM ET
Purdue at Loyola (Chicago), 4:00 PM ET

Tuesday's Results and Wednesday's Schedule

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MARCH 19    
INDIANA def. Miami (OH), 11-2
MINNESOTA def. Kansas State, 8-3
Cal State Fullerton def. NEBRASKA, 8-7 (11)

MARCH 20
INDIANA at Miami (OH), 4 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Cal State Fullerton, 9 p.m.

All Times ET

Tuesday's Results

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Louisville 6, Iowa 4
Nebraska 3, Nebraska-Omaha 2

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Michigan leads the way for conference squads at No. 9 while Northwestern, Nebraska and Purdue join them in the top 25 at No. 11, No. 12 and No. 21, respectively. Penn State checks in at No. 37, followed by Indiana at No. 38. Illinois sits at No. 47, Ohio State holds the No. 53 spot and Iowa rounds out conference teams in the poll at No. 74.

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads the way for conference squads at No. 5, while Illinois and Northwestern join them in the top 25 at No. 19 and No. 22, respectively. Michigan checks in at No. 31, Nebraska sits at No. 50 and Michigan State holds the No. 53 spot. Minnesota is No. 61, Purdue is No. 63 and Wisconsin is No. 64.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Five Named To WBCA All-Region Team

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Five Big Ten women's basketball standouts were named to the WBCA All-Region team, it was announced on Tuesday. The Region 6 team is comprised of five Big Ten student-athletes as Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper, Ohio State's Tayler Hill and Penn State's Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas were recognized. The WBCA selection committee will select the 10-member Division I Coaches All-America team from the 52 members of the various All-Region teams. 

For the full release, click here.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten women's basketball teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls. In the AP vote, Penn State leads the way at No. 8, followed by Purdue at No. 21 and Nebraska at No. 24. The Lady Lions check in at No. 8 in the coaches poll, while the Boilermakers are ranked No. 21 and the Huskers round out the poll at No. 25. Michigan State is receiving votes in both polls.

Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has been named the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year, it was announced on Tuesday. Burke becomes the Wolverines' second National Player of the Year selection, and first since Cazzie Russell in 1966. For the full release, click HERE.

Michigan's Driesenga Named NFCA Player of the Week

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Michigan's Sara Driesenga was named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday, after posting a 3-0 mark with wins over nationally ranked foes. She fired a complete-game against No. 18 Washington, allowing a single tally on five hits, while also going 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and a RBI. In the win over No. 2 Arizona State, Driesenga tossed 2.1 frames of scoreless relief as the Wolverines rallied from a two-run deficit for a 5-4 triumph. She also fired a four-hit shutout and was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs during Michigan's 9-1 victory over No. 14 Arizona.

Click here for the full release from the NFCA.

Four Squads Receiving Votes in National Polls

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Four Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest rankings, released by USA Softball and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday. Michigan and Nebraska both appear in the top 25 of each poll, with the Wolverines leading the way at No. 14 in both rankings, while the Huskers are 20th in the USA Softball poll and 25th in the coaches poll. Iowa is receiving votes outside the top 25 by both groups, while Wisconsin is the first time outside the top 25 in the USA Softball poll.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Nebraska-Omaha at Nebraska, 4 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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INDIANA at Miami (OH), 4 p.m.
MINNESOTA at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Cal State Fullerton, 9 p.m.

All times ET

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the top 20 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 4. Nebraska joins the Wolverines in the top 10 at No. 9, while Minnesota and Penn State share the No. 14 spot. Illinois checks in at No. 18 and Ohio State sits at No. 20.

For the complete ranking, click here.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams represent the conference in the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the ninth consecutive week, while Michigan checks in at No. 3. Ohio State sits at No. 5, followed by No. 6 Illinois and No. 7 Minnesota. Iowa claims the No. 9 spot and Nebraska is No. 11.

For the complete poll, click here.

Two Women's Basketball Teams Set To Play In WNIT

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Two Big Ten women's basketball teams will continue postseason play in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Illinois and Minnesota will both host first-round matchups this week as the Fighting Illini take on Miami (Ohio) on Thursday and the Golden Gophers face Ball State on Friday.

For the complete WNIT bracket, click here.

Monday's Results

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Ball State 7, Iowa 5
Iowa 6, Louisville 2

Three Named USBWA All-Americans

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Three Big Ten standouts were named to the USBWA All-America Team, it was announced on Monday afternoon, with two players earning first-team accolades. Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Michigan's Trey Burke were selected to the first team, while Hoosier Cody Zeller garnered second-team All-America honors. Indiana, who had two players earn All-America honors in the same season for the first time since 1976, is one of two programs with multiple honorees on this year's team. Burke is the first Michigan USBWA All-American since Jalen Rose in 1994.

Monday's Schedule

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Ball State vs. Iowa, 1 p.m. ET
Iowa at Louisville, 4 p.m. ET

Sunday's Results

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Minnesota 7, Georgia Southern 1
Florida State 4, Minnesota 3
Ohio State 9, Pittsburgh 0
Oklahoma 8, Penn State 0

Sunday's Results

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IOWA 4, Nebraska-Omaha 1
MICHIGAN 3, Akron 2
Indiana State 9, MINNESOTA 4
UC Irvine 2, NEBRASKA 0
OHIO STATE 6, Bryant 4
Temple 4, PENN STATE 2
Temple 3, PENN STATE 2 (10)

Men's Basketball All-Tournament Team

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All-Tournament Team
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Ryan Evans, Wisconsin
Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin

Most Outstanding Player
Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
Illinois 6, Saint Louis 4
Indiana 8, UIC 0
Michigan 1, NC State 0
Wright State 2, Michigan Stae 1
Central Michigan 3, Michigan State 0
Minnesota 5, Georgia Southern 0
Ohio State 8, Canisius 0
Ohio State 5, George Mason 2
Washington 13, Penn State 2
Penn State 7, DePaul 6
Wisconsin 9, Eastern Michigan 0
Wisconsin 8, Ball State 7

Sunday's Schedule
Wright State at Indiana (Hoosier Classic), 4:45 PM ET
North Carolina vs. Iowa (Louisville Tournament), 12:30 PM ET
Ball State vs. Iowa (Louisville Tournament), 3:00 PM ET
UIC vs. Michigan State (Hoosier Classic), 10:00 AM ET
Toledo vs. Michigan State (Hoosier Classic), 12:15 PM ET
Georgia Southern vs. Minnesota (Sunshine Classic), 10:00 AM ET
Minnesota at Florida State (Sunshine Classic), 12:00 PM ET
Ohio State vs. Pittsburgh (George Mason Tournament), 10:00 AM ET
Penn State vs. Oklahoma (Judi Garman Classic), 12:00 PM ET
Wisconsin at Louisville (Louisville Tournament), 10:00 AM ET

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Result
Illinois 3, Loyola 2
Illinois 6, Western Michigan 2
Indiana 9, Toledo 1
Indiana 2, Central Michigan 1
Michigan 5, Arizona State 4
Michigan 9, Arizona 1
Minnesota 3, Florida State 2
Nebraska 4, New Mexico State 1
Nebraska 8, New Mexico State 0
Ohio State 4, Pittburgh 0
Ohio State 10, George Mason 0
Arizona 10, Penn State 2
Texas 8, Penn State 4
Wisconsin 7, Eastern Michigan 2
Wisconsin 4, North Carolina 2

Saturday's Schedule
Saint Louis at Illinois (Fighting Illini Invitational), 1:30 PM ET
Semifinal Game at Illinois (Fighting Illini Invitational), TBA
UIC at Indiana (Hoosier Classic), 12:15 PM ET
Michigan vs. NC State (Fullerton, Calif.), 1:00 PM ET
Wright State vs. Michigan State (Hoosier Classic), 2:30 PM ET
Central Michigan vs. Michigan State (Hoosier Classic), 4:45 PM ET
Georgia Southern vs. Minnesota (Sunshine Classic), 2:00 PM ET
New Mexico State at Nebraska, 2:00 PM ET
New Mexico State at Nebraska, 4:30 PM ET
Ohio State vs. Canisius (George Mason Tournament), 10:30 AM ET
Ohio State at George Mason (George Mason Tournament), 3:00 PM ET
Penn State vs. Washington (Judi Garman Classic), 3:30 PM ET
Penn State vs. DePaul, 8:30 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. Ball State (Louisville Tournament), 10:00 AM ET
Wisconsin vs. Eastern Michigan (Louisville Tournament), 12:30 PM ET

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results

ILLINOIS 4, Southern Illinois 1

INDIANA 8, Bucknell 5

Coastal Carolina 8, MICHIGAN 4

MICHIGAN STATE 6, Santa Clara 1

Indiana State 2, MINNESOTA 1

UC Irvine 2, NEBRASKA 1

NORTHWESTERN 3, North Dakota State2 (11)

OHIO STATE 4, Bryant 1

PURDUE 4, Evansville 3


Saturday's Schedule

ILLINOIS at Southern Illinois, 3 p.m.

INDIANA vs. UAB, 2 p.m.

IOWA vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 2 p.m.

MICHIGAN at Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE at Santa Clara, 4 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.

MINNESOTA vs. Indiana State, 1:05 p.m.

NEBRASKA at UC Irvine, 4 p.m.

NORTHWESTERN vs. Bucknell, 10 a.m.

OHIO STATE vs. Bryant, 3:05 p.m.

PENN STATE at Temple, Noon

PENN STATE at Temple, TBA

PURDUE at Evansville, 3 p.m.


All Times ET

Weekend Schedule

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March 15-16
INDIANA at Mountain View Collegiate - Tucson, Ariz.
IOWA at Mountain View Collegiate - Tucson, Ariz.

March 15-17
ILLINOIS at Insperity Lady Jaguar - Augusta, Ga.
PURDUE at Insperity Lady Jaguar - Augusta, Ga.



Weekend Schedule

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March 15-17
Ohio State at Seminole Intercollegiate - Tallahassee, Fla.

March 16-17
INDIANA at Mission Inn Spring Spectacular - Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
PURDUE at Mission Inn Spring Spectacular - Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Friday's Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Southern Illinois, 4 p.m.

INDIANA vs. Bucknell, 3 p.m.

MICHIGAN at Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m.

MICHIGAN STATE at Santa Clara, 9 p.m.

MINNESOTA vs. Indiana State, 7:35 p.m.

NEBRASKA at UC Irvine, 9:30 p.m.

NORTHWESTERN vs. North Dakota State, 4:30 p.m.

OHIO STATE vs. Bryant, 5:05 p.m.

PURDUE at Evansville, 7 p.m.

Friday's Schedule

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Loyola at Illinois (Fighting Illini Invitational), 4:30 PM ET
Western Michigan at Illinois (Fighting Illini Invitational), 7:00 PM ET
Toledo at Indiana (Hoosier Classic), 11:30 AM ET
Central Michigan at Indiana (Hoosier Classic), 6:15 PM ET
Michigan vs. Arizona State (Judi Garman Classic), 1:00 PM ET
Michigan vs. Arizona (Judi Garman Classic), 6:00 PM ET
Minnesota at Florida State (Sunshine Classic), 6:00 PM ET
New Mexico State at Nebraska, 7:00 PM ET
Ohio State vs. Pittsburgh (George Mason Tournament), 2:30 PM ET
Ohio State at George Mason (George Mason Tournament), 7:00 PM ET
Penn State vs. Arizona (Judi Garman Classic), 3:30 PM ET
Penn State vs. Texas (Judi Garman Classic), 8:30 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. North Carolina (Louisville Tournament), 10:00 AM ET
Wisconsin vs. Eastern Michigan (Louisville Tournament), 12:30 PM ET

Weekend Schedule

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March 15
#20 PURDUE at Florida International - 12 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day
#40 OHIO STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day

March 16
#60 INDIANA vs. #2 Duke - 11 a.m.
UIC at WISCONSIN - 2 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day
#40 OHIO STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day

March 17
#6 NEBRASKA at San Diego - 1 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day
#40 OHIO STATE at Blue-Gray Tournament - All Day

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 15
#38 NEBRASKA at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic - All Day

March 16
#38 NEBRASKA at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic - All Day
USF at #62 WISCONSIN - 1 p.m.
PURDUE at Santa Clara - 2 p.m.

March 17
#38 NEBRASKA at Blue-Gray National Tennis Classic - All Day
Virginia at #15 ILLINOIS - 2 p.m.
#40 MICHIGAN at #68 LSU - 3:30 p.m.
IOWA at San Francisco

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 16
INDIANA, Boston University, Syracuse, Marist at Clemson - Clemson, S.C.

Weekend Schedule

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March 15
#25 IOWA at Southern Utah - 9 p.m.

March 16
Iowa State at #3 MICHIGAN - 4 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at #13 Denver - 6 p.m.
#17 ILLINOIS at Illinois Classic - 6 p.m.
#20 OHIO STATE at #14 MINNESOTA - 7 p.m.
#19 Kentucky at #16 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#11 NEBRASKA at California - 10 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 16
#6 ILLINOIS at #8 California - 5 p.m.
#2 MICHIGAN at #1 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#9 IOWA, #7 MINNESOTA at #10 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m.

All times are ET.

Thursday's Results

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Michigan 6, Washington 1
Virginia Tech 3, Michigan 2
Ohio State 8, Towson 6
Houston 3, Purdue 1

PSU's Lucas Named Finalist for Wooden Award

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Penn State junior guard Maggie Lucas was named a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award by the Los Angeles Athletic Club, it was announced on Wednesday. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot is made up of 15 student-athletes who have proven to their universities that they are making progress towards graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

The Wooden Award All-American Team, consisting of the nation's top five players, will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced at the 2013 Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy's on April 12, 2013, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

For the complete list of finalists, click here.

NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships Qualifiers

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Fifty-four Big Ten student-athletes from 10 men's swimming & diving teams will represent the conference at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. from March 28-30. The list of Big Ten qualifiers can be found below. For more information, including qualifying time, click here.

Indiana
James Barbiere
Donald Hurley
Daniel Kanorr
Tanner Kurtz
Cody Miller
Eric Ress
Stephen Schmuhl
Nicholas Schwab
Samuel Trahin
James Wells

Iowa
Grant Betulius
Roman Trussov

Michigan
Hassaan Abdel Khalik
Dylan Bosch
Peter Brumm
Ryan Feeley
Sean Fletcher
Richard Funk
Justin Glanda
Connor Jaeger
Ryutaro Kamiya
Anders Lie Nielsen
Bruno Ortiz
Miguel Ortiz
Sean Ryan
Zachary Turk
Kyle Whitaker
John Wojciechowski
Michael Wynalda

Michigan State
Jacob Jarzen

Minnesota
Jared Anderson
Max Cartright
Joshua Hall
Logan Redondo
Clayton Smith
Derek Toomey

Northwestern
Chase Stephens
Jordan Wilimovsky

Ohio State
Tamas Gercsak
Zachary Holmes
Connor McDonald
Alex Miller
Tim Phillips
Jason Schnur
Steven Zimmerman

Penn State
Nicholas Ankosko
Sean Grier
Nathan Savoy

Purdue
Lyam Dias
Daniel Tucker

Wisconsin
Dan Lester
Nicholas Schafer
Andrew Teduits
Michael Weiss


Wednesday's Result

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George Washington 8, Ohio State 4

Wednesday's Results and Thursday's Schedule

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Wednesday's Results
INDIANA 8, Fairfield 0
Nebraska-Omaha 10, MINNESOTA 9 (11)
Louisville 3, PURDUE 1

Thursday's Schedule
INDIANA vs. Navy, 6 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN vs. LIU Brooklyn, 2 p.m.

All times ET

Four Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Rankings

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Four Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest rankings released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and USA Softball on Tuesday. Michigan leads all conference squads, appearing at No. 14 in the USA Softball poll and No. 15 in the coaches poll, while Nebraska is 21st in the USA Softball rankings. The Huskers and Iowa are receiving votes in the NFCA standings, while the Hawkeyes and Wisconsin are also among teams receiving votes in the USA Softball poll.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Ohio State at George Washington, 1:00 PM ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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Sam Houston State 5, Purdue 2
Sam Houston State 3, Purdue 2

Tuesday's Results and Wednesday's Schedule

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Tuesday's Results
INDIANA 4, Army 2
MINNESOTA 6, Nebraska-Omaha 1
OHIO STATE 6, Charleston Southern 3
PURDUE 7, Cincinnati 4

Wednesday's Schedule
INDIANA vs. Fairfield, 1:30 p.m.
MINNESOTA vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 4:05 p.m.
PURDUE at Louisville, Noon

All times ET
Indiana's Derek Drouin has been named the National Field Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA announced on Tuesday. Drouin earns the award for the second time after winning in 2011. The Olympic bronze medalist won the NCAA indoor high jump title with a clearance of 2.35 meters, the best mark since 1990 and the second-best in collegiate history. Drouin also became one of just three collegians to clear 2.34 meters indoors.

For the complete release, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. The conference is led by No. 6 Nebraska, while Michigan and Northwestern join the Huskers in the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Purdue sits at No. 20, Penn State is No. 35, Ohio State is No. 40, Illinois is No. 49, Iowa is No. 58 and Indiana is No. 60.

Individually, 10 Big Ten women's tennis players and eight doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of ranked conference singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
10. Mary Weatherholt, NEB
29. Emina Bektas, MICH
33. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
41. Petra Januskova, PSU
53. Kelsey Dieters, OSU
64. Kate Turvy, NU
75. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
80. Sarah Lee, MICH
109. Melissa Kopinski, ILL
125. Belinda Niu, NU

Doubles
2. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
7. Patricia Veresova/Mary Weatherholt, NEB
17. Melissa Kopinski/Rachael White, ILL
38. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
45. Ruth Seaborne/Morven McCulloch, IOWA
49. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
52. Leslie Hureau/Sophie Garre, IND
57. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, PSU

For the complete rankings, click here.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Purdue at Sam Houston State, 5 p.m. ET

In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads the conference squads in the poll, coming in at No. 9. Illinois and Northwestern also rank in the top 20 coming in at No. 15 and No. 18, respectively. Nebraska checks in at No. 38, Michigan is No. 40, Michigan State is No. 52, Minnesota is No. 58, Wisconsin is No. 62 and Penn State is No. 69. 

Individually, 11 Big ten men's tennis players and eight doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles player can be found below.

Singles
3. Peter Kobelt, OSU
15. Evan King, MICH
20. Blaz Rola, OSU
36. Rok Bonin, MINN
37. Connor Smith, OSU
40. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
45. Chris Diaz, OSU
76. Vlad Stefan, MICH
102. Leandro Toledo, MINN
108. Ross Guignon, ILL
124. Devin McCarthy, OSU

Doubles
8. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, MICH
16. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith, OSU
28. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, OSU
31. Sam Monette/Isade Juneau, IND
36. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
37. Alex Buzzi/Evan King, MICH
49. Josh MacTaggart/Isade Juneau, IND
51. Blaz Rola/Kevin Metka, OSU

For the complete rankings, click here.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls. Penn State and Purdue check in at No. 8 and No. 21, respectively, in both polls, while Nebraska sits at No. 24 in the AP poll and No. 25 in the coaches ranking. Michigan State is receiving votes in both polls.

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's gymnastics teams appear in the top 25 of the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads the way for conference teams, coming in at No. 3. Nebraska checks in at No. 11 and Minnesota sits at No. 14. Penn State is No. 16, while Illinois follows at No. 17. Ohio State claims the No. 20 spot, while Iowa rounds out the poll at No. 25. 

For the complete ranking, click here.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics squads represent the conference in the top 10 of the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the eighth consecutive week, while Michigan follows at No. 2. Ohio State sits at No. 4, while Illinois and Minnesota follow at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Iowa is No. 9 and Nebraska rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the full rankings, click here.

Nine Big Ten Standouts Named To USBWA All-District Teams

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Nine Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the USBWA All-District Teams, highlighted by Michigan's Trey Burke earning District V Player of the Year honors, it was announced on Tuesday. Joining Burke on the District V team is Illinois' Brandon Paul, Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr., Minnesota's Trevor Mbakwe, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas and Wisconsin's Jared Berggren. Additionally, Indiana's Tom Crean was named District V Coach of the Year.

USTFCCCA All-America Honors

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Eighty-two Big Ten student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following their performance at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The complete list is below.

ILLINOIS
Morolake Akinosun, 60-meters, Second Team; 200, Second Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team
Breanna Coleman, 60 hurdles, Second Team;
Kyle Engnell, DMR, First Team
Marissa Golliday, 4x400, First Team; Pentathlon, First Team
Juan Green, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Vanier Joseph, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Ryan Lynn, DMR, First Team
Graham Morris, DMR, First Team
Samantha Murphy, 800, First Team
Stephon Pamilton, 400-meter run, Second Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Stephanie Richartz, Pole Vault, First Team
Ashley Spencer, 4x400, Second Team; 400, First Team
Malcolm Taylor, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Asia Thomas, 4x400, Second Team
DJ Zahn, 4x400 relay, Second Team

INDIANA
Roller Andrew, DMR, First Team
Andrew Bayer, 3000, First Team
Derek Drouin, High Jump, First Team
Rorey Hunter, DMR, First Team
Louis Lance, DMR, First Team
Zachary Mayhew, 3000, First Team
Nathan Pierre, DMR, First Team

IOWA
Jordan Mullen, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team

MICHIGAN
Rebecca Addison, DMR, First Team
Bobby Aprill, 5000, Second Team
Erin Busbee, Long Jump, First Team
Ethan Dennis, Weight Throw, Second Team
Amanda Eccleston, DMR, First Team
Maya Long, DMR, First Team
Dan Lowry, 5000, Second Team
Shannon Osika, Mile, Second Team
Cody Riffle, Shot Put, Second Team
Jillian Smith, DMR, First Team

MICHIGAN STATE
Antonio James, Weight Throw, First Team
Beth Rohl, Weight Throw, First Team

MINNESOTA
Harun Abda, 800, First Team; 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Cameron Boy, 4x400 relay, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Travis Burkstrand, DMR, First Team
Jacob Capek, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Goaner Deng, 4x400 relay, Second Team
Micah Hegerle, Weight Throw, Second Team
Nick Hutton, DMR, First Team
Jon Lehman, Weight Throw, First Team
John Simons, Mile, First Team

NEBRASKA
Dapo Akinmoladun, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Levi Gipson, 4x400 relay, First Team
Mara Griva, Long Jump, Second Team; Triple Jump, Second Team
Ricco Hall, 4x400 relay, First Team
Janis Leitis, Long Jump, Second Team; Triple Jump, Second Team
Patrick Raedler, Long Jump, First Team
Cody Rush, 4x400 relay, First Team
Christian Sandefer, 4x400 relay, First Team
James White, High Jump, Second Team

OHIO STATE
Demoye Bogle, 60-meter hurdles, Second Team
Aisha Cavin, 200, Second Team
Christopher Fallon, Mile, First Team
Alexis Thomas, Weight Throw, First Team

PENN STATE
Will Barr, Weight Throw, First Team
Brandon Bennett-Green, DMR, First Team
Robby Creese, Mile, Second Team; DMR, First Team
Mahagony Jones, 200, Second Team
Brannon Kidder, DMR, First Team
Casimir Loxsom, 800, First Team
Marlene Ricketts, Triple Jump, Second Team
Za'Von Watkins, DMR, First Team

PURDUE
Dani Bunch, Weight Throw, Second Team
Geoff Davis, High Jump, First Team
Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Weight Throw, First Team
Jakob Engel, Shot Put, First Team
Vanessa McLeod, 800, Second Team

WISCONSIN
Mohammed Ahmed, 5000, First Team
Danny Block, Shot Put, First Team
Kelsey Card, Shot Put, Second Team
Japheth Cato, Long Jump, Second Team; Heptathlon, First Team
Maverick Darling, 3000, Second Team; 5000, First Team
Jessica Flax, Pentathlon, First Team
Elliot Krause, 5000, Second Team
Deanna Latham, Pentathlon, Second Team
Austin Mudd, Mile, First Team
Taylor Smith, Weight Throw, First Team
Zach Ziemek, Heptathlon

Monday's Results

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OHIO STATE 3, Coastal Carolina 2

Sunday's Results

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Saint Louis 4, Indiana 3
Iowa 10, Radford 0
Iowa 8, Ohio State 0
Minnesota 4, Florida Gulf Coast 1
Loyola Marymount 2, Northwestern 1
Ohio State 4, St. John's 0
South Carolina 4, Penn State 3
Baylor 4, Purdue 0
Wisconsin 2, UIC 1
Wisconsin 5, Eastern Kentucky 1

Sunday's Results

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Ohio State 68, Illinois 55
Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points Sunday to lead the No. 14 Buckeyes over Illinois 68-55 and keep alive their Big Ten title hopes. The victory put Ohio State (23-7, 13-5) in position to grab a share of the conference title if No. 7 Michigan can win at home against No. 2 Indiana later on Sunday. The Buckeyes are assured the No. 2 seed in next week's Big Ten tournament at Chicago's United Center. Brandon Paul scored 21 points for Illinois (21-11, 8-10), which is guaranteed the No. 8 seed in the Big Ten tournament. Aaron Craft added 14 points and six assists while creating his usual havoc on defense. Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 10 points. RECAP

Wisconsin 63, Penn State 60
Maybe Traevon Jackson made his buzzer-beating 3-pointer because Penn State forgot he was left-handed. Or maybe it's because of the free run Jackson had to his spot on the left wing. What the Wisconsin guard cared about most was that the bucket allowed the 22nd-ranked Badgers to survive an upset scare from Penn State and win its regular-season finale 63-60 Sunday. "It felt good. When the shot comes off your hand like that ... I just kind of knew it was going to go in," the sophomore said coolly after the game, headphones draped around his neck. The Badgers (21-10, 12-6) escaped Happy Valley with a hard-fought victory against the Big Ten's last-place team and stopped a two-game losing streak that dropped them out of contention for the conference title. RECAP

Indiana 72, Michigan 71
Cody Zeller squeezed the basketball as the final seconds ticked off the clock, sealing Indiana's first outright Big Ten title in two decades. It was a fitting finish, for sure. Because without some huge plays by their 7-foot center, the second-ranked Hoosiers would've had to share the conference championship. Zeller made a go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and altered Trey Burke's shot at the other end, lifting Indiana to a 72-71 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Sunday. After falling out of bounds on the final sequence, Zeller got up quickly and gave teammate Christian Watford someone to save the ball to at the end. "We've been working on that all year - closing out games," said Zeller, who had 25 points and 10 rebounds. RECAP

Michigan State 71, Northwestern 61
This was one Big Ten title coach Tom Izzo could live without. Needing help from rival Michigan for a chance to share the conference crown, No. 10 Michigan State instead settled for second place. The Spartans beat Northwestern 71-61 on Sunday night, but they'd already been eliminated from the championship race when Indiana beat the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. "Sure, I would have liked to have another Big Ten championship, but I like getting them when I earn them," Izzo said. "I don't need anybody else earning them for me." Keith Appling scored 16 points and Gary Harris added 12 for the Spartans, who struggled to put away the undermanned Wildcats. Northwestern (13-18, 4-14 Big Ten) rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit, tying the game at 51 before the Spartans recovered. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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Sunday's Results
INDIANA 7, Florida 4
IOWA 6, West Virginia 4 (12)
MICHIGAN 7, Holy Cross 4
MICHIGAN 5, San Diego 2
Kentucky 3, MICHIGAN STATE 1
MINNESOTA 5, Western Illinois 3
Missouri State 3, NORTHWESTERN 2
Coastal Carolina 3, OHIO STATE 1

All-Tournament Team

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The following is the 2013 Big Ten Women's Basketball All-Tournament Team:
Jasmine Thomas, Michigan State
Lindsey Moore, Nebraska
Maggie Lucas, PSU
KK Houser, Purdue
Drey Mingo, Purdue
Courtney Moses, Purdue

Most outstanding player is Drey Mingo of Purdue.

Sunday's Schedule

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Illinois (rv/rv) at #14/13 Ohio State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN
#2/2 Indiana at #7/8 Michigan, 4 p.m., CBS

All times are ET
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
Mississippi Valley State 4, Indiana 2
Indiana 8, Tennessee State 0
St. John's 3, Iowa 1
Iowa 9, Maryland 4
Michigan 2, Illinois State 1
Minnesota 4, Pacific 2
Stanford 9, Minnesota 7
Nebraska 3, Wichita State 1
Nebraska 9, Wichita State 0
Northwestern 3, South Carolina 1
Northwestern 8, Massachusetts 0
Ohio State 5, Radford 2
Ohio State 10, Maryland 9
Penn State 10, Toledo 8
Penn State 3, Maine 0
Baylor 8, Purdue 0
Baylor 1, Purdue 0
Wisconsin 7, Belmont 0
Wisconsin 7, Southern Illinois 3

Sunday's Schedule
Saint Louis vs. Indiana (TSU Tiger Classic), 12:30 PM ET
Radford vs. Iowa (Miken Invitational), 9:00 AM ET
Ohio State vs. Iowa (Miken Invitational), 11:00 AM ET
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Minnesota (Louisville Slugger Classic), 1:00 PM ET
Loyola Marymount vs. Northwestern (Under Armour Showcase), 11:15 AM ET
Ohio State vs. St. John's (Miken Invitational), 3:00 PM ET
Penn State vs. South Carolina (Under Armour Showcase), 11:15 AM ET
Purdue at Baylor, 1:00 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. UIC (SIU-Carbondale Tournament), 10:00 AM ET
Wisconsin vs. Eastern Kentucky (SIU-Carbondale Tournament), 12:00 PM ET

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
ILLINOIS 5, Baylor 4 (11)
ILLINOIS 6, Baylor 1
Florida 6, INDIANA 4
IOWA 7, Georgetown 2
Saint Louis 9, MICHIGAN 5
MICHIGAN STATE 6, Kentucky 1
MINNESOTA 5, Western Illinois 1
Louisiana Tech 2, NEBRASKA 1
NEBRASKA 3, Louisiana Tech 1
Missouri State 7, NORTHWESTERN 5
OHIO STATE 5, Ball State 3
PENN STATE 8. Houston Baptist 4
Houston Baptist 11, PENN STATE 10
PURDUE 17, Illinois-Chicago 10


Sunday's Schedule
INDIANA at Florida - 1 p.m.
IOWA vs. West Virginia - 11 a.m. (Snowbird Classic)
MICHIGAN vs. Saint Louis - 1 p.m. (USD Tournament)
MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky - 1 p.m.
MINNESOTA vs. Western Illinois - 2:05 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Louisiana Tech - 11 a.m.
NORTHWESTERN at Missouri State - 2 p.m.
OHIO STATE at Coastal Carolina - 3 p.m.
PENN STATE at Houston Baptist - 3 p.m.
PURDUE at Illinois-Chicago - 2:05 p.m.

Saturday's Results

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Iowa 74, Nebraska 60
A 17-0 run midway through the second half sent the University of Iowa men's basketball team to a 74-60 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The win gives Iowa its first 20-win season since 2005-06 and locks up the No. 6 seed in next week's Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes will face No. 11 seed Northwestern on Thursday night at 8 p.m. (CT) at the United Center in Chicago. "It's a big step for us," said White of the 20 victories. "You look at the past couple of years, and they've been through their struggles, and we kind of turned it around last year with the NIT. Now it's all about that next step, getting quality wins and making the NCAA tournament." RECAP

Purdue 89, Minnesota 73
D.J. Byrd and Rapheal Davis each scored 18 points as Purdue rolled past Minnesota 89-73 on Saturday. The Boilermakers (15-16, 8-10) won for only the third time in seven games as they head into next week's Big Ten tournament. For Minnesota (20-11, 8-10), it was another dreadful day on the road. Forward Trevor Mbakwe got into early foul trouble and the Golden Gophers looked flat as they fell into an early 15-point deficit. They never recovered. Andre Hollins scored 24 points, Rodney Williams added 13 points and Mbakwe finished with six points and 10 rebounds after playing fewer than five minutes in the first half. Minnesota lost its third straight to the Boilermakers and its eighth consecutive road game. RECAP

Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, Michigan's Trey Burke and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas have been selected as finalists for the John R. Wooden National Player of the Year Award, it was announced on Saturday. The Big Ten leads all conferences with four selections, while Indiana is one of two schools to have more than one player selected to the ballot.

For the complete release, click HERE.

Saturday's Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Baylor - 3:05 p.m.
ILLINOIS at Baylor - 7:35 p.m.
INDIANA at Florida - 4 p.m.
IOWA vs. Georgetown - 3 p.m. (Snowbird Classic)
MICHIGAN at San Diego - 6 p.m. (USD Tournament)
MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky - 2 p.m.
MINNESOTA vs. Western Illinois - 3:05 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Louisiana Tech - 4 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN at Missouri State - 3 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. Ball State - 11 a.m.
PENN STATE at Houston Baptist - 3 p.m.
PURDUE at Illinois-Chicago - 2:05 p.m.

All times ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Minnesota at Purdue, Noon ET, BTN

Nebraska at Iowa, 2:15 ET, BTN

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
Nebraska-Omaha 5, Indiana 0
Indiana 8, Alabama State 0
Michigan 2, Miami (Ohio) 0
Louisville 5, Michigan 4
Minnesota 1, Pacific 0
Stanford 2, Minnesota 1
Kansas 1, Michigan State 0
Michigan State 1, FAU 0
Northwestern 4, Saint Joseph's 0
Northwestern 5, Boston University 0
Loyola Marymount 4, Penn State 2
Western Michigan 9, Penn State 8

Saturday's Schedule
Mississippi Valley vs. Indiana (TSU Tiger Classic), 6:30 PM ET
Indiana at Tennessee State (TSU Tiger Classic), 8:30 PM ET
St. John's vs. Iowa (Miken Invitational), 9:00 AM ET
Iowa at Maryland (Miken Invitational), 11:00 AM ET
Michigan vs. Illinois State (Red and Black Tournament), 9:30 AM ET
Louisiana- Monroe vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 11:00 AM ET
Pacific vs. Minnesota (Louisville Slugger Classic), 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota at Stanford (Louisville Slugger Classic), 5:30 PM ET
Nebraska at Wichita State, 3:00 PM ET
Nebraska at Wichita State, 5:00 PM ET
South Carolina vs. Northwestern (Under Armour Showcase), 9:30 AM ET
Massachusetts vs. Northwestern (Under Armour Showcase), 11:45 AM ET
Ohio State at Maryland (Miken Invitational), 1:00 PM ET
Ohio State vs. Radford (Miken Invitational), 5:30 PM ET
Penn State vs. Toledo (Under Armour Showcase), 4:45 PM ET
Penn State vs. Maine (Under Armour Showcase), 7:00 PM ET
Purdue at Baylor, 3:00 PM ET
Purdue at Baylor, 5:00 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. Belmont (SIU-Carbondale Tournament), 11:00 AM ET
Wisconsin at Southern Illinois (SIU-Carbondale Tournament), 3:00 PM ET

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
MICHIGAN at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
MINNESOTA at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
NEBRASKA at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.
NORTHWESTERN at Clover Cup - Mesa, Az.

Weekend Schedule

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March 8
#7 NORTHWESTERN at IOWA - 4:30 p.m.
#8 MICHIGAN at #64 San Diego - 4:30 p.m.
#37 ILLINOIS at #10 NEBRASKA - 6 p.m.

March 9
INDIANA at #21 PURDUE - 11 a.m.
#34 PENN STATE at #61 Charleston - 2 p.m.

March 10
#37 ILLINOIS at IOWA - 1 p.m.
#7 NORTHWESTERN at #10 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 8
#43 MICHIGAN STATE at Western Michigan - 1 p.m.

March 9
#30 MICHIGAN at #21 Texas - 2 p.m.
#33 NEBRASKA at #18 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
#72 PENN STATE at Rice - 12 p.m.
#72 PENN STATE vs. Texas-Pan American - TBA
Green Bay at #70 WISCONSIN- 1:30 p.m.
Western Illinois at #70 WISCONSIN

March 10
Iowa at #18 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
Western Illinois at #18 NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 8
MICHIGAN STATE at Pittsburgh - 7 p.m.
#19 ILLINOIS at Missouri - 7:30 p.m.
Iowa State at IOWA - 8 p.m.

March 9
Bridgeport at #18 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. 
New Hampshire, Penn, Temple at #15 PENN STATE - 4 p.m.
#12 NEBRASKA at #14 MINNESOTA w/ #24 Arkansas, Centenary - 7 p.m.

March 10
Ball State, UIC at #19 ILLINOIS - 3 p.m.
#3 MICHIGAN at #6 UCLA w/ Iowa State, California - 5 p.m.

All times are ET.

Friday's Schedule

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Nebraska-Omaha vs. Indiana (TSU Tiger Classic), 11:00 AM ET
Alabama State vs. Indiana (TSU Tiger Classic), 3:00 PM ET
Michigan vs. Miami (Ohio) (Red and Black Tournament), 1:30 PM ET
Michigan at Louisville (Red and Black Tournament), 4:00 PM ET
Kansas vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 6:00 PM ET
Michigan State at Florida Atlantic (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 8:00 PM ET
Pacific vs. Minnesota (Louisville Slugger Classic), 1:00 PM ET
Minnesota at Stanford (Louisville Slugger Classic), 3:15 PM ET
Saint Joseph's vs. Northwestern (Under Armour Showcase), 2:30 PM ET
Boston vs. Northwestern (Under Armour Showcase), 4:45 PM ET
Penn State vs. Loyola Marymount (Under Armour Showcase), 4:45 PM ET
Penn State vs. Western Michigan (Under Armour Showcase), 7:00 PM ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday's Schedule

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All Times ET
March 8
ILLINOIS at Baylor - 7:35 p.m.
INDIANA at Florida - 7 p.m.
IOWA vs. Maine - 11 a.m. (Snowbird Classic)
MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky - 4 p.m.
MINNESOTA vs. Western Illinois - 7:35 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Louisiana Tech - 7 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN at Missouri State - 4 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. Harvard - Noon
PENN STATE at Houston Baptist - 3 p.m.
PURDUE at Illinois-Chicago - 5:05 p.m.

Thursday's Results

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Ball State 7, Northwestern 4
Eastern Michigan 6, Michigan State 4

Thursday's Results

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Michigan State 58, Wisconsin 43
Keith Appling scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help No. 10 Michigan State pull away to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 58-43 on Thursday night and stay in the Big Ten race. The Spartans (23-7, 12-5) moved into a three-way tie for second with Michigan and Ohio State. The trio trails conference-leading Indiana with one game left in the regular season. The Hoosiers can claim the Big Ten title outright with a win Sunday in Ann Arbor against the Wolverines. If they lose, Michigan would earn piece of the title and give Michigan State and the Buckeyes a shot to pull into a four-way tie. The Spartans close the regular season Sunday at home against Northwestern after Ohio State hosts Illinois. RECAP

Penn State 66, Northwestern 59
Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill each scored 18 points to lead Penn State to a 66-59 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night. Penn State (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten), last in the 12-team conference, scored the game's first 12 points, withstood a Northwestern surge, then pulled away in the second half. The Nittany Lions' only other conference win was at home against No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 27. Northwestern's Alex Marcotullio, who scored a career-high 22 points, put the Wildcats ahead 54-53 with a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play. But Penn State scored the next six points, beginning with Sasa Borovnjak's short jumper, and scored 13 of the game's last 18 points. Borovnjak had 15 points and 10 rebounds. RECAP

Thursday's Schedule

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Penn State at Northwestern, 7 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Wisconsin at Michigan State, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

Learfield Sports Rolls Out 'Big Ten Connect' Mobile App

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Big Ten college hoops fans nationwide get an ultimate boost on their mobile device from Learfield Sports with the introduction of "Big Ten Connect" - the first-of-its-kind mobile app for the Big Ten Conference and believed to be the first ever standalone conference tournament app.

Big Ten Connect - a Learfield Sports Digital product - designed to enhance the fan experience during the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, March 14-17 - is now available for Android and iPhone smartphones.  The app features live radio broadcasts of every game during the Tournament; live game scores and stats; plus unique video including fan reactions, interviews and behind-the scenes footage.

For the complete release, click HERE.
Alex Bentley, a 5-foot-7 guard for Penn State, is the 2013 recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's outstanding female collegian 5-feet-8-inches and under who has excelled both athletically and academically. Bentley is the fifth Big Ten student-athlete to win the award, and the first since Wisconsin's Jolene Anderson in 2008.

Thursday's Schedule

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Ball State vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 11:00 AM ET
Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 1:00 PM ET

Thursday's Schedule

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March 7
MICHIGAN vs. Holy Cross - 5 p.m. ET (USD Tournament)


Wednesday's Results

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Nebraska 53, Minnesota 51
In the final game at the Bob Davney Events Center on Wednesday, Nebraska held on to defeat Minnesota, 53-51, on Wednesday night. Brandon Ubel led all scorers with 15 points, while Dylan Talley finished with 12 to pace the Husker offense, while the Nebraska defense held Minnesota to undner 40 percent shooting, RECAP TO COME

Michigan 80, Purdue 75
The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Purdue, 80-75, on Wednesday (March 6) at Mackey Arena. Sophomore guard Trey Burke scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, in a game that saw Michigan lead by as many as 10 and trail by 12 with 12 minutes to play. Freshman guard Nik Stauskas and junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. joined Burke in double figures with 17 and 16 points, respectively. RECAP

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan 11, UCF 2
Penn State 11, Loyola (Chicago) 7

Wednesday's Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 5, Tennessee Tech 3
MINNESOTA 3, Hamline 1
NEBRASKA 10, Northern Colorado 5
NEBRASKA 5, Northern Colorado 1
Houston 15, PENN STATE 5

NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships Qualifiers

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Forty-eight Big Ten student-athletes from nine women's swimming & diving teams will represent the conference at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 21-23. The list of Big Ten qualifiers can be found below. For more information, including qualifying time, click here.

Indiana
Alexandria Day
Haley Lips
Brenna Maclean
Taylor O'Brien
Cynthia Pammett
Bronwyn Pasloski
Justine Ress
Brooklynn Snodgrass
Ashley Specht
Dorina Szekeres
Lindsay Vrooman

Michigan
Courtney Beidler
Adrienne Bicek
Angela Chokran
Marni Oldershaw

Minnesota
Tess Behrens
Loren Brandon
Erin Caflisch
Samantha Harding
Kiera Janzen
Jessica Plant
Tori Simenec
Kierra Smith
Haley Spencer
Devin Ste. Martin
Lauren Votava
Rebecca Weiland
Lauren Weis
Blake Zeiger

Nebraska
Taryn Collura

Northwestern
Taylor Reynolds

Ohio State
Emily Creran
Shannon Draves
Kelsey Moran 
Alexandra Norris

Penn State
Alyson Ackman
Merritt Krawczyk
Amy Modglin
Mackenzie Powers
Melissa Rodriguez
Gabrielle Shishkoff
Megan Siverling
Chelsea Weedman
Paige Whitmire

Purdue
Lauren Gustafson
Rhiannon Sheets

Wisconsin
Ivy Martin
Hannah Ross

Two Named Finalists for AAI Award

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Two Big Ten women's gymnasts were named finalists for the American Athletic, Inc., award, which is given annually to the top senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I women's gymnastics. Michigan's Katie Zurales and Penn State's Sharaya Musser are two of six gymnasts named finalists for the award. The winner will be announced at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships awards banquet in Los Angeles next month. 


Wednesday's Schedule

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#7/8 Michigan at Purdue, 7 p.m. ET, BTN
Minnesota (rv/rv) at Nebraska, 9 p.m. ET, BTN

Wednesday's Schedule

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Michigan at UCF, 5:30 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Clearwater, Fla.), 1 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Clearwater, Fla.), 3 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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All Times ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Tennessee Tech - 4 p.m.
Hamline at MINNESOTA - 7:35 p.m.
Northern Colorado at NEBRASKA - 1:05 p.m.
Northern Colorado at NEBRASKA - 4:45 p.m.
PENN STATE at Houston - 5 p.m.

Tuesday's Results

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Michigan 14, Boston College 2
Michigan State 2, Niagara 1
Michigan State 8, Niagara 1
Central Michigan 7, Penn State 4

Tuesday's Result

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Houston 14, PENN STATE 8

Tuesday's Results

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#14/13 Ohio State 67, #2/2 Indiana 58
Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored nine of Ohio State's points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 2 Indiana 67-58 on Tuesday night. Thomas finished with 18 points and Craft added 15 as the Buckeyes (22-7, 12-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight. Indiana had big plans for Senior Night. After clinching a share of its conference league title in 11 years with losses by Michigan State and Wisconsin on Sunday, the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) were trying to claim their first outright Big Ten crown since 1993. They will have another chance Sunday at No. 7 Michigan. RECAP

Iowa 63, Illinois (rv/rv) 55
Luckily for the University of Iowa men's basketball team, sophomore Josh Oglesby has a shooter's mentality and keeps firing. "You have to keep believing, keep shooting," said Oglesby, who started the game 1-of-6. "Early on my shot wasn't falling and it was frustrating, but I made those two, and it felt good." Oglesby connected on consecutive 3-pointers with the game in the balance to help propel the Hawkeyes to a 63-55 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The win was Iowa's 19th of the season -- the most victories for the program since the 2004-05 season. RECAP

Tuesday's Schedule

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Illinois (rv/rv) at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET, BTN
#14/13 Ohio State at #2/2 Indiana, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

Three Teams Appear in Latest National Rankings

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Three Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest USA Softball and National Fastpitch Coaches Association polls on Tuesday. Michigan leads the Big Ten contingent, remaining at No. 14 in both polls for the second straight week. Nebraska climbs three places to No. 22 in the USA Softball polls and is the first team receiving votes outside the top 25 in the coaches poll, while Iowa is the first team receiving votes outside the USA Softball rankings. The Hawkeyes are also receiving votes in the coaches poll.

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads the way for ranked conference teams at No. 7, followed by Michigan at No. 8, Nebraska at No. 10 and No. 21 Purdue in the top 25. Penn State checks in at No. 34, followed by Illinois at No. 37 and Ohio State at No. 42.

Click here for the full ranking.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest Campbell's/ITA National Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads the way for conference squads at No. 8, while Illinois and Northwestern join them in the top 20 at No. 13 and No. 18, respectively. Michigan checks in at No. 30, Nebraska sits at No. 33, Michigan State is No. 43 and Minnesota rounds out the top 50 at No. 50. Purdue clocks in at No. 66, Wisconsin is No. 70, Penn State is No. 72 and Indiana is No. 75

For the complete rankings, click here.


In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads hold top 25 rankings in the latest GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Michigan leads for way for conference teams, coming in at No. 3. Nebraska checks in at No. 12, followed by No. 14 Minnesota and No. 15 Penn State. Ohio State sits at No. 18 and Illinois comes in at No. 19. 

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams appear in the top 10 in the most recent GymInfo poll, released on Monday. Penn State holds the top spot for the seventh consecutive week, while Michigan follows at No. 2. Ohio State sits at No. 4, while Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa take the No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8 spots, respectively. Nebraska rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

For the complete ranking, click here.


Tuesday's Schedule

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Michigan vs. Boston College (Orlando, Fla.), 1:00 PM ET
Niagara vs. Michigan State (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 1:00 PM ET
Niagara vs. Michigan State (Fort Pierce, Fla.), 3:30 PM ET
Penn State vs. Central Michigan (Orlando, Fla.), 4:00 PM ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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PENN STATE at Houston - 7:30 p.m. ET


NCAA Championship Qualifiers

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The NCAA Track and Field Committee announced on Monday the participants for the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, set for March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark. A list of Big Ten qualifiers, complete with seed and qualifying time, can be found below.

MEN'S QUALIFIERS
400-meter dash
7. Stephon Pamilton, Illinois (46.07)

800-meter run
3. Casimir Loxsom, Penn State (1:46.98)
11. Harun Abda, Minnesota (1:48.14)

Mile
4. Robby Creese, Penn State (3:57.11)
8. Austin Mudd, Wisconsin (3:58.59)
14. John Simon, Minnesota (3:59.32)
15. Christopher Fallon, Ohio State (3:59.37)

3000-meter run
8. Maverick Darling, Wisconsin (7:50.97)
9. Zachary Mayhew, Indiana (7:51.61)
10. Andrew Bayer, Indiana (7:51.75)

5000-meter run
6. Maverick Darling, Wisconsin (13:38.71)
9. Mohammed Ahmed, Wisconsin (13:40.43)
10. Elliot Krause, Wisconsin (13:41.67)
13. Dan Lowry, Michigan (13:42.48)
14. Bobby Aprill, Michigan (13:44.34)

60-meter hurdles
9. Demoye Bogle, Ohio State (7.73)
11. Vanier Joseph, Illinois (7.74)
13. Dapo Akinmoladun, Nebraska (7.74)

4x400-meter relay
5. Nebraska (3:06.67) - Ricco Hall, Dexter McKenzie, Christian Sandefer, Janis Leitis
6. Minnesota (3:07.19) - Jacob Capek, Cameron Boy, Goaner Deng, Harun Abda
11. Illinois (3:07.84) - D.J. Zahn, Juan Green, Malcolm Taylor, Stephon Pamilton

Distance medley relay
1. Penn State (9:26.60) - Brannon Kidder, Brandon Bennett-Green, Za'Von Watkins, Robby Creese
5. Minnesota (9:29.22) - Travis Burkstrand, Cameron Boy, Harun Abda, Nick Hutton
6. Illinois (9:29.40) - Kyle Engnell, Stephon Pamilton, Ryan Lynn, Graham Morris
11. Indiana (9:31.11) - Rorey Hunter, Nathan Pierre Louis, Lance Roller, Andrew Bayer

High Jump
2. Derek Drouin, Indiana (2.32)
5. James White, Nebraska (2.27)
7. Geoff Davis, Purdue (2.26)

Long Jump
4. Patrick Raedler, Nebraska (7.87)
6. Japheth Cato, Wisconsin (7.85)
12. Janis Leitis, Nebraska (7.77)

Triple Jump
7. Janis Leitis, Nebraska (16.12)

Shot Put
9. Danny Block, Wisconsin (19.40)
10. Cody Riffle, Michigan (19.25)
12. Jakob Engel, Purdue (19.16)

Weight Throw
3. Lonnie Pugh, Michigan State (22.21)
4. Antonio James, Michigan State (22.14)
5. Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, Purdue (21.90)
6. Micah Hegerle, Minnesota (21.84)
7. Jon Lehman, Minnesota (21.79)
10. Will Barr, Penn State (21.29)
11. Ethan Dennis, Michigan (21.20)

Heptathlon
1. Japheth Cato, Wisconsin (6090)
5. Zach Ziemek, Wisconsin (5846)

WOMEN'S QUALIFIERS
60-meter dash
11. Morolake Akinosun, Illinois (7.32)

200-meter dash
13. Morolake Akinosun, Illinois (23.47)
15. Mahagony Jones, Penn State (23.47)
16. Aisha Cavin, Ohio State (23.52)

400-meter dash
3. Ashley Spencer, Illinois (52.07)

800-meter run
3. Samantha Murphy, Illinois (2:04.17)
8. Vanessa McLeod, Purdue (2:05.21)

Mile
16. Shannon Osika, Michigan (4:37.91)

60-meter hurdles
15. Breanna Coleman, Illinois (8.20)

4x400-meter relay

4. Illinois (3:33.30) - Asia Thomas, Morolake Akinosun, Marissa Golliday, Ashley Spencer

Distance Medley Relay
1. Michigan (10:56.66) - Rebecca Addison, Maya Long, Jillian Smith, Amanda Eccleston

Pole Vault
8. Stephanie Richartz, Illinois (4.25)

Long Jump
8. Erin Busbee, Michigan (6.38)
14. Mara Griva, Nebraska (6.32)

Triple Jump
8. Mara Griva, Nebraska (13.09)
16. Marlene Ricketts, Penn State (12.92)

Shot Put
11. Kyla Buckley, Indiana (16.90)
14. Kelsey Card, Wisconsin (16.85)

Weight Throw
3. Beth Rohl, Michigan State (22.17)
6. Dani Bunch, Purdue (21.61)
9. Taylor Smith, Wisconsin (21.50)
12. Alexis Thomas, Ohio State (21.13)

Pentathlon
11. Jessica Flax, Wisconsin (4078)
12. Marissa Golliday, Illinois (4067)
16. Deanna Latham, Wisconsin (4024)

Five Named National Award Finalists

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Four Big Ten standouts were named finalists for the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year Award, while another is among the final eight for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award. The Big Ten leads all conferences in national player of the year finalists, with Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller, Michigan's Trey Burke and Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas listed among the final 14. Michigan State's Gary Harris was listed among the freshman of the year finalists. The winners of both awards will be announced on April 5.

Monday's Results

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Florida Gulf Coast 11, MICHIGAN 6
Austin Peay 10, MICHIGAN STATE 7

Monday's Schedule

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MICHIGAN at Florida Gulf Coast - 6:30 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at Austin Peay - 4 p.m. ET

Illinois, Penn State Garner USTFCCCA Regional Awards

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Illinois and Penn State earned USTFCCCA Regional recognition, as announced on Monday, March 4. Illinois head coach Tonja Buford-Bailey (Midwest) took home Coach of the Year honors and Michigan State assistant Randy Bungard (Mid-Atlantic) earned Assistant Coach of the Year laurels. For the complete release, click HERE.

USTFCCCA Announces Regional Award Winners

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Illinois, Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin earned USTFCCCA Regional awards, as announced on Monday, March 4. Penn State's Casimir Loxsom (Mid-Atlantic) and Wisconsin's Maverick Darling (Great Lakes) were tabbed Track Athlete of the Year for their respective regions. Indiana's Derek Drouin (Great Lakes) took home Field Athlete of the Year honors, while Penn State head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe were tabbed Coach of the Year. Additionally, two assistant coaches were honored as Illinois' Adrian Wheatley (Midwest) and the Nittany Lions' John Gondak took home Assistant Coach of the Year accolades. For the complete release, click HERE.

Sunday's Results

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Illinois 11, Providence 2
Stanford 7, Indiana 0
Oregon 13, Michigan 4
Minnesota 6, Gardner-Webb 4
Michigan State 1, Harvard 0
Michigan State 7, FAU 2
Nebraska 3, Oklahoam State 0
Nebraska 10, Oklahoma State 5
Northwestern 5, CSU Bakersfield 0
Texas A&M 12, Penn State 2
Longwood 9, Penn State 8
Purdue 7, Texas State 2
Wisconsin 2, Cal Poly 1

Sunday's Results

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Sunday's Results
UT Arlington 6, ILLINOIS 5
INDIANA 7, UMBC 1
Wichita State 5, IOWA 3
MICHIGAN 5, Georgetown 2
Austin Peay 7, MICHIGAN STATE 2
MICHIGAN STATE 4, Austin Peay 3
Northern Illinois 2, MINNESOTA 1
NEBRASKA 3, New Mexico 0
OHIO STATE 8, Central Michigan 1
PENN STATE 3, Nebraska-Omaha 0
Samford 13, PURDUE 6

Sunday's Results

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Ohio State 66, Michigan 55
Ohio State was bound and determined to send its seniors out in style Sunday and they made sure to do just that with a 66-55 win over Michigan Sunday at Value City Arena -- its third straight win over an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. RECAP

Minnesota 59, Indiana 53
Junior Micaella Riche posted her fifth-career double-double with 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the University of Minnesota (18-12, 7-9 B1G) women's basketball team to a 59-53 victory at Indiana (11-18, 2-14 B1G) Sunday afternoon from Assembly Hall. RECAP

Michigan State 54, Wisconsin 48
The Breslin Center careers of the three Michigan State women's basketball seniors ended on Sunday with a 54-48 victory over Wisconsin. The Spartans, 22-7 overall, finished the Big Ten season at 10-6, in a tie for third place, and will enter the Big Ten Tournament with a first-round bye as the No. 4 seed. RECAP

Iowa 62, Northwestern 45

The University of Iowa women's basketball team defeated Northwestern 62-45 on Sunday in Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Hawkeyes (19-11 overall, 8-8 Big Ten) are the No. 7 seed and open the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, March 7, against Northwestern (13-16, 5-11), the No. 10 seed. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. (CT) at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. RECAP

Purdue 76, Illinois 65
Courtney Moses scored 21 points, leading four Purdue players in double figures, and the 25th-ranked Boilermakers defeated Illinois 76-65 on Sunday. Drey Mingo scored 18 and Sam Ostarello and KK Houser had 12 points apiece. Ostarello had nine rebounds while Houser contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Purdue (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten). It was the regular-season finale for both teams; the Big Ten tournament begins Thursday in Hoffman Estates, Ill. RECAP

Penn State 82, Nebraska 67
Junior guard Maggie Lucas ended the regular-season in style with a career-best eight three-pointers en route to 34 points as the #7/7 Penn State Lady Lions (24-4, 14-2 Big Ten) claimed the Big Ten regular-season title outright with an 82-67 win over #20/25 Nebraska (22-7, 12-4) Sunday. Penn State shot 69.2% from the field in the second half and connected on 66.7% of their three-pointers in the closing frame. RECAP

Sunday's Results

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Purdue 69, Wisconsin 56
D.J. Byrd scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and Purdue upset No. 17 Wisconsin 69-56 Sunday afternoon. Terone Johnson added 16 points for the Boilermakers (14-15, 7-9 Big Ten), who had lost three straight road games and four of five overall. Purdue took control with a 21-3 run in the second half during which Byrd had nine points and Johnson eight. Jared Berggren scored 13 points and Ryan Evans and Sam Dekker had 10 apiece for the Badgers (20-9, 11-5), who had won six of their previous seven. Byrd hit three 3-pointers and Johnson added four baskets in the decisive 21-3 run as Purdue pulled away, silenced the crowd at Kohl Center and won here for the first time since January 2009. RECAP

Michigan 58, Michigan State 57
After his steal and slam put the Wolverines ahead with 22 seconds left, sophomore guard Trey Burke intercepted a pass on the Spartans' final possession, pushing the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP, No. 4 ESPN/USA Today) past Michigan State (No. 9 AP, No. 10 ESPN/USA Today), 58-57, on Sunday afternoon inside a Maized-Out Crisler Center. U-M prevailed despite not hitting a three-pointer all game and playing the majority of the contest without freshman guard Nik Stauskas, who left in the first half after being elbowed in the head. Burke finished with 21 points, eight assists, five steals and five rebounds. Freshman forward Mitch McGary was the only other Wolverine in double-figure scoring with 11 points. RECAP

Sunday's Schedule

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Purdue at #17/16 Wisconsin, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN
#9/10 Michigan State at #4/4 Michigan, 4 p.m. ET, CBS Sports

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
Illinois 7, Maine 1
Toledo 6, Illinois 0
California 9, Indiana 1
Oregon State 2, Indiana 1
Iowa 7, Cal State Fullerton 0
Iowa 5, Cal State Bakersfield 3
LSU 14, Michigan 6
Michigan 9, James Madison 1
Minnesota 4, Auburn 3
Michigan State 4, Ball State 2
Jacksonville 5, Michigan State 2
Oklahoma 10, Nebraska 2
Nebraska 1, Oklahoma 0
Stanford 5, Northwestern 2
Northwestern 10, Cal Poly 0
Hofstra 3, Penn State 0
LSU 6, Penn State 5
Purdue 6, North Texas 2
Purdue 7, Texas A&M-CC 0
California 5, Wisconsin 3
Wisconsin 11, Cal State Bakersfield 4

Sunday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Providence (USF Under Armour Invitational), 11:30 AM ET
Stanford vs. Indiana (DeMarini Invitational), 12:00 PM ET
Michigan vs. Oregon (Citrus Classic), 9:00 AM ET
Harvard vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 11:00 AM ET
Michigan State at Florida Atlantic (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 1:00 PM ET
Gardner-Webb vs. Minnesota (War Eagle Classic), 10:00 AM ET
Nebraska at Oklahoma State (Preview Tournament), 1:00 PM ET
Nebraska at Oklahoma State (Preview Tournament), 3:00 PM ET
Bakersfield vs. Northwestern (Easton Invitational), 12:00 PM ET
Penn State vs. James Madison (Citrus Classic), 11:15 AM ET
Penn State vs. Longwood (Citrus Classic), 1:30 PM ET
Purdue at Texas State (CenturyLink Classic), 11:00 AM ET
Wisconsin vs. Cal Poly (Easton Invitational), 2:15 PM ET

Saturday's Results

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Illinois (rv/rv) 72, Nebraska 65
Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off Nebraska Saturday, 72-65. The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) went on a 7-0 run started by a 3-pointer from D.J. Richardson to go up 62-57. They never trailed again. Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 16 points. Brandon Paul had 14 and Richardson, Myke Henry and Nnanna Egwu also scored in double figures. Nebraska (13-16, 4-12) was led by 23 points from Ray Gallegos and 20 by Dylan Talley. The win helps build Illinois' NCAA tournament case with two regular-seasons games left. The Illini play at Iowa Tuesday and at No. 16 Ohio State March 10. RECAP

#1/1 Indiana 73, Iowa 60
Cody Zeller overcame a sluggish start to score 22 points and Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell added a career-high 19 as No. 1 Indiana got past Iowa 73-60 on Saturday night. The Hoosiers (25-4, 13-3 Big Ten) rebounded from this week's loss to Minnesota. But it was no typical night for Indiana's shooters, who were 38.9 percent from the field and didn't hit a 3-pointer until the final minute. But Indiana played defense and took care of the ball. Iowa (18-11, 7-9) committed 14 of its 19 turnovers in the first half and shot just 38.2 percent from the field. Roy Devyn Marble scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Iowa, while Aaron White had 14. RECAP

Minnesota 73, Penn State 44
Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Minnesota held Penn State scoreless for the first 11 minutes of the game to for a 73-44 victory on Saturday. Julian Welch had 10 points and seven assists and Rodney Williams had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Golden Gophers (20-9, 8-8 Big Ten), who didn't let the Nittany Lions spoil their Senior Day and capped a big week in which they also toppled No. 1 Indiana at home. D.J. Newbill scored 15 points for Penn State (9-19, 1-15) but made just 2 of 16 field goals, and the Lions weren't able to sneak up on Minnesota like they did No. 4 Michigan earlier this week. RECAP

Saturday's Results and Sunday's Schedule

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Saturday's Results
ILLINOIS 12, Houston Baptist 3
ILLINOIS 7, UT Arlington 3
INDIANA 9, Coastal Carolina 1
IOWA 7, Western Illinois 3
Arkansas Little-Rock 9, IOWA 3
St. Louis 8, MICHIGAN 5
MICHIGAN 11, St. Louis 0
MINNESOTA 4, Utah 1
NEBRASKA 8, New Mexico 5
Stetson 3, OHIO STATE 2
UTSA 3, PENN STATE 2
Samford 4, PURDUE 1

All times ET
Sunday's Schedule

ILLINOIS at UT Arlington - Noon [1]
INDIANA vs. UMBC - 10 a.m.
IOWA vs. Wichita State - 11 a.m.
MICHIGAN vs. Georgetown - 2:30 p.m. [2]
MICHIGAN STATE at Austin Peay - 1 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Austin Peay - 4 p.m.
MINNESOTA vs. Northern Illinois - 4:05 p.m. [3]
New Mexico at NEBRASKA - 1:05 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. Central Michigan - 11 a.m.
PENN STATE vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 1 p.m. [4]
PURDUE at Samford - 2 p.m.

Legend
[1] UTA/Hilton Invitational - Arlington, Texas
[2] Snowbird Invitational - Port Charlotte, Fla.
[3] Dairy Queen Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[4] UTSA Collegiate Baseball Classic - San Antonio, Texas




Sunday's Schedule

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Michigan at Ohio State, Noon, BTN
Minnesota at Indiana, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Iowa at Northwestern, 3 p.m., BTN.com
Illinois at #25/22 Purdue, 4 p.m., BTN

All times are ET.
Rankings: AP/USA Today Coaches

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
Kentucky 5, Illinois 4
USF 3, Illinois 2
Cal Poly 10, Indiana 3
Cal State Fullerton 8, Indiana 2
Iowa 7, Stanford 6
Iowa 9, Oregon State 3
Michigan 6, Georgia Tech 1
Michigan 9, Texas A&M 2
Minnesota 8, Middle Tennessee 0
California 2, Northwestern 1
Purdue 3, Texas A&M-CC 0
Purdue 4, Texas State 3
Wisconsin 4, Stanford 0
Cal State Fullerton 6, Wisconsin 4

Saturday's Schedule
Illinois vs. Maine (USF Under Armour Invitational), 10:00 AM ET
Illinois vs. Toledo (USF Under Armour Invitational), 12:15 PM ET
California vs. Indiana (DeMarini Invitational), 12:00 PM ET
Oregon State vs. Indiana (DeMarini Invitational), 6:45 PM ET
Iowa at Cal State Fullerton (Easton Invitational), 4:30 PM ET
Cal State Bakersfield vs. Iowa (Easton Invitational), 6:45 PM ET
Michigan vs. LSU (Citrus Classic), 4:45 PM ET
Michigan vs. James Madison (Citrus Classic), 7:00 PM ET
Ball State vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville vs. Michigan State (Florida Atlantic Tournament), 4:00 PM ET
Minnesota at Auburn (War Eagle Classic), 1:30 PM ET
Charlotte vs. Minnesota (War Eagle Classic), 4:00 PM ET
Oklahoma vs. Nebraska (Preview Tournament), 2:30 PM ET
Oklahoma vs. Nebraska (Preview Tournament), 5:00 PM ET
Stanford vs. Northwestern (Easton Invitational), 6:45 PM ET
Cal Poly vs. Northwestern (Easton Invitational), 9:00 PM ET
Penn State vs. Hofstra (Citrus Classic), 10:00 AM ET
Penn State vs. LSU (Citrus Classic), 12:15 PM ET
North Texas vs. Purdue (CenturyLink Classic), 11:00 AM ET
Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs. Purdue (CenturyLink Classic), 6:30 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. California (Easton Invitational), 2:15 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. CSU Bakersfield (Easton Invitational), 9:00 PM ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Penn State at Minnesota, 3 p.m. ET, BTN
Nebraska at Illinois (rv/rv), 5:15 p.m. ET, BTN
Iowa at #1/1 Indiana, 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Friday's Results and Saturday's Schedule

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Friday's Results
ILLINOIS 8, Houston Baptist 3
INDIANA 8, West Virginia 5
Arkansas-Little Rock 5, IOWA 2
MICHIGAN 8, Mount St. Mary's 7
Dartmouth 10, MINNESOTA 3
Connecticut 5, OHIO STATE 2
PENN STATE 4, Stephen F. Austin 2
Samford 8, PURDUE 0

All times ET

Saturday's Schedule

ILLINOIS vs. Houston Baptist - Noon [1]
ILLINOIS at UT Arlington - 4 p.m. [1]
IOWA vs. Western Illinois
IOWA at Arkansas Little-Rock
INDIANA at Coastal Carolina - 1:30 p.m.
MICHIGAN vs. St. Louis - 11 a.m. [2]
MICHIGAN vs. St. Louis - 2 p.m. [2]
Utah at MINNESOTA - 7:35 p.m. [3]
New Mexico at NEBRASKA - 2:05 p.m.
OHIO STATE at Stetson - 7 p.m.
PENN STATE vs. UTSA - 7 p.m. [4]
PURDUE at Samford - 3 p.m.

Legend
[1] UTA/Hilton Invitational - Arlington, Texas
[2] Snowbird Invitational - Port Charlotte, Fla.
[3] Dairy Queen Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[4] UTSA Collegiate Baseball Classic - San Antonio, Texas

Friday's Schedule

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All times ET

ILLINOIS vs. Houston Baptist - Noon [1]
INDIANA vs. West Virginia - 10 a.m. [2]
IOWA at Arkansas-Little Rock - 4 p.m.
MICHIGAN vs. Mount St. Mary's - 11 a.m. [3]
MINNESOTA vs. Dartmouth - 7:35 p.m. [4]
OHIO STATE vs. Connecticut - 1 p.m.
PENN STATE vs. Stephen F. Austin - 3 p.m. [5]
PURDUE at Samford - 7 p.m.

Legend
[1] UTA/Hilton Invitational - Arlington, Texas
[2] Myrtle Beach, S.C.
[3] Snowbird Invitational - Port Charlotte, Fla.
[4] Dairy Queen Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[5] UTSA Collegiate Baseball Classic - San Antonio, Texas

Weekend Schedule

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March 3-4
WISCONSIN at USF Invitational - Dade Country, Fla.

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Fifteen Big Ten student-athletes in nine different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Feb. 25. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Victor Oladipo, IND
Freshman of the Week - Shavon Shields, NEB

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Maggie Lucas, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Maggie Lyon, NU

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Kolton Lapa, NEB

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Kristen Schelling, IND

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Wasef Burbar, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Trevor Howard, PSU

Women's Gymnastics

Co-Gymnasts of the Week - Katie Zurales, MICH & Emily Wong, NEB
Event Specialistof the Week - Sarah Miller, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Lindsay Mable, MINN

Men's Tennis

Athlete of the Week - Peter Kobelt, OSU

Women's Tennis

Athlete of the Week - Emina Bektas, MICH

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Logan Storley, MINN

Weekend Schedule

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March 1
MINNESOTA at Washington Last Chance - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier - Madison, Wis.
WISCONSIN at Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier - Madison, Wis.

March 1-2
#8 ILLINOIS at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
INDIANA at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#21 MICHIGAN at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#21 MICHIGAN at Virginia Tech Qualifier - Blacksburg, Va.
MICHIGAN STATE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MINNESOTA at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
OHIO STATE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
PENN STATE at Last Chance Weekend - TBA
PURDUE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.

March 2
IOWA at Last Chance Meet - Ames, Iowa/South Bend, Ind.
MINNESOTA at Iowa State Qualifier - Ames, Iowa
NEBRASKA at Iowa State Qualifier - Ames, Iowa

Weekend Schedule

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March 1
#2 Duke at #13 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m.

March 2
#33 ILLINOIS at #8 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m.
#14 PURDUE at Western Michigan - 1 p.m.
WISCONSIN vs. SMU - 1 p.m.
#32 Kansas State at #10 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m.

March 3
#66 DePaul at INDIANA - 11 a.m.
#35 PENN STATE at #55 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m.
WISCONSIN at #19 Texas Tech - 12 p.m.
UNC-Wilmington at INDIANA - 5 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 1
#18 MINNESOTA at Washington Last Chance - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier - Madison, Wis.
#4 WISCONSIN at Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier - Madison, Wis.

March 1-2
#7 INDIANA at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN at Virginia Tech Qualifier - Blacksburg, Va.
MICHIGAN STATE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#18 MINNESOTA at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
OHIO STATE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#10 PENN STATE at Last Chance Weekend - TBA
PURDUE at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#4 WISCONSIN at Alex Wilson Invitational - South Bend, Ind.

March 2
IOWA at Last Chance Meet - Ames, Iowa/South Bend, Ind.
#18 MINNESOTA at Iowa State Qualifier - Ames, Iowa
#6 NEBRASKA at Iowa State Qualifier - Ames, Iowa

Weekend Schedule

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March 1
IOWA at #17 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m.
#27 Drake at #66 MINNESOTA - 7:30 p.m.

March 2
Bradley at #71 PURDUE - 10 a.m.
#68 INDIANA at #23 Harvard - 12 p.m.
#7 OHIO STATE at PENN STATE - 12 p.m.
#40 NEBRASKA at #65 Denver - 1 p.m.
Green Bay at #71 PURDUE - 4 p.m.
#20 NORTHWESTERN at #17 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m.

March 3
Dartmouth at IOWA - 11 a.m.
#14 Washington at #66 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m.
#29 Notre Dame at #59 WISCONSIN - 3 p.m. 

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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March 2
#3 MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m.
#22 PENN STATE at #19 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m.
#14 MINNESOTA at #2 Florida - 7 p.m.

March 3
#18 OHIO STATE at Illinois State - 6 p.m. 

All times are ET.

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Kentucky (USF Under Armour Invitational), 11:30 AM ET
Illinois at USF (USF Under Armour Invitational), 4:15 PM ET
Cal Poly vs. Indiana (DeMarini Invitational), 12:15 PM ET
Indiana at Cal State Fullerton (DeMarini Invitational), 6:45 PM ET
Oregon State vs. Iowa (Easton Invitational), 12:00 PM ET
Stanford vs. Iowa (Easton Invitational), 2:15 PM ET
Michigan vs. Georgia Tech (Citrus Classic), 3:30 PM ET
Michigan vs. Texas A&M (Citrus Classic), 5:45 PM ET
Middle Tennessee vs. Minnesota (War Eagle Classic), 9:00 PM ET
California vs. Northwestern (Easton Invitational), 12:00 PM ET
Oregon State vs. Northwestern (Easton Invitational), 6:45 PM ET
Texas A&M Corpus Christi vs. Purdue (CenturyLink Classic), 1:30 PM ET
Purdue at Texas State (CenturyLink Classic), 6:30 PM ET
Wisconsin vs. Stanford (Easton Invitational), 4:30 PM ET
Wisconsin at Cal State Fullerton (Easton Invitational), 9:00 PM ET

Weekend Schedule

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March 2
#1 PENN STATE at #7 ILLINOIS - 6 p.m.
#8 IOWA at #6 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. 

March 3
#3 Oklahoma at #10 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. 

All times are ET.