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Minnesota Takes on Florida State in NIT Semifinals

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Minnesota and Florida State will collide in Tuesday's second NIT semifinal at Madison Square Garden. The Golden Gophers defeated the Seminoles during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3. 

Tuesday, April 1
NO. 1 MINNESOTA vs. No. 1 Florida State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

All times Eastern
Three Big Ten standouts were named Associated Press (AP) and Wooden Award All-Americans on Monday. Michigan's Nik Stauskas was named to the 10-member Wooden team and was a second-team AP All-American. Michigan State's Gary Harris and Adreian Payne were both named named AP All-America honorable mention selections.

John R. Wooden Award All-America Team
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State
Nick Johnson, Arizona
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Doug McDermott, Creighton
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Jabari Parker, Duke
Casey Prather, Florida
Russ Smith, Louisville
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas

2014 Associated Press All-America Teams

Second Team

Nick Johnson, Arizona
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Melvin Ejim, Iowa State
T.J. Warren, N.C. State

Honorable Mention

Karvel Anderson, Robert Morris; Cameron Ayers, Bucknell; Cameron Bairstow, New Mexico; Billy Baron, Canisius; Jerrelle Benimon, Towson; Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; De'Mon Brooks, Davidson; John Brown, High Point; Bryce Cotton, Providence; Joel Embiid, Kansas; Tyler Ennis, Syracuse; Aaron Gordon, Arizona; Langston Hall, Mercer; Gary Harris, Michigan State; Tyler Haws, BYU; R.J. Hunter, Georgia State; Jordair Jett, Saint Louis; Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee; DeAndre Kane, Iowa State; J.J. Mann, Belmont; Javon McCrea, Buffalo; Daniel Mullings, New Mexico State; Aaric Murray, Texas Southern; Marcus Paige, North Carolina; Jacob Parker, Stephen F. Austin; Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh; Adreian Payne, Michigan State; Casey Prather, Florida; Wesley Saunders, Harvard; Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State; Juwan Staten, West Virginia; Keifer Sykes, Green Bay; Xavier Thames, San Diego State; Fred VanVleet, Wichita State; Jameel Warney, Stony Brook; Davion Weber, Weber State; Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara; Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State; Patric Young, Florida.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 21

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During the Big Ten's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, the conference will be featuring "Medal of Honor Mondays" for 12 consecutive weeks, which will highlight a number of Medal of Honor winners from each school. This week, we feature the University of Iowa.

Matt Whitaker (1993, football)
A 1993 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Whitaker was a tight end for the Hawkeyes' most recent Rose Bowl team. A three-year letterwinner for Iowa from 1990-92, he earned Academic All-Big Ten status in those three years as well. He is a former U.S. Attorney.  Whitaker, a Republican, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Tom Harkin in 2014.

Andre Woolridge (1997, basketball)
Woolridge, who was the first player in Big Ten history to lead the conference in scoring and assists in the same season, won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1997. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press his senior season after averaging 20.2 points and six assists per game. After graduating from Iowa in 1997, the Omaha, Neb., native enjoyed an extensive career playing professional basketball overseas. He was inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Nebraska Black Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.

Dee Ann Davidson (1985, volleyball)
A 1985 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Davidson was Iowa's first women's volleyball player to earn the distinction. Davidson was twice named MVP for the Hawkeyes and led Iowa in blocks for three seasons. She also led the conference in digs per game in 1984. She was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree and was tabbed an Academic All-American in 1984. The two-time CoSIDA District VII All-American graduated with a degree in accounting with high distinction and a 3.85 GPA. She was named to the President's list four semesters and Dean's list six semesters, and later was named to Iowa's Academic All-Decade team.

Sunday's Elite Eight Results

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NCAA Tournament Results: Sunday, March 30

EAST REGION (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
No. 7 Connecticut 60, No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE 54 

MIDWEST REGION (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.)
No. 8 Kentucky 75, No. 2 MICHIGAN 72

Michigan and Michigan State Eye Final Four Berths

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Fourth-seeded Michigan State will take on No. 7 Connecticut in the East Regional Final, while second-seeded Michigan will face No. 8 Kentucky in the Midwest Region Final. Both Big Ten teams will be eyeing berths in next week's Final Four.

Sunday's NCAA Tournament Schedule

EAST REGION (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE vs. No. 7 Connecticut, 2:20 p.m. (CBS Sports)

MIDWEST REGION (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.)
NO. 2 MICHIGAN vs. No. 8 Kentucky, 5:05 p.m. (CBS Sports)

All times Eastern

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 20

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Two former Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have taken their knowledge on the court to the silver screen. Both basketball stars at their respective institutions, Northwestern's Shon Morris (1988) and Purdue's Stephanie White (1999), currently serve as analysts on the Big Ten Network. Morris has worked for BTN since its launch, serving as one of the network's primary men's basketball analysts. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Wildcats, scoring over 1,000 points in his career. White, a former All-American and WNBA star, was named a women's basketball analyst in November 2007. She is best remembered in Big Ten circles for leading Purdue to its first NCAA Championship in 1999. That season, she was named the National College Player of the Year and Big Ten Player of the Year. 

Final Four Bound: Badgers Advance to North Texas

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Wisconsin defeated top-seeded Arizona in overtime on Saturday, securing its first Final Fourth berth since 2000. The Big Ten now has 44 Final Four appearances, including five in the last six seasons. 

WEST REGION
Saturday, March 29 (Anaheim, Calif.)
NO. 2 WISCONSIN 64, No. 1 Arizona 63 (OT) - AP Recap

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 19

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At least twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Illinois' Robert E. Richards (1947, track & field), Indiana's Steve Alford (1987, basketball), Jim Montgomery (1977, swimming), Ken Sitzberger (1967, diving) and Michelle Venturella (1995, softball), Iowa's Ed Banach (1983, wrestling) and Charles Darling (1952, basketball), Michigan's Mike Barrowman (1991, swimming), Brent Lang (1990, swimming) and Davis Tarwater (2006, swimming), Minnesota's Bill Baker (1979, hockey) and Jack McCartan (1958, hockey), Northwestern's Ralph Breyer (1925, swimming) and Harold Osborn (1915, track & field), Ohio State's Bruce Ira Harlan (1950, diving), Bill Hosket (1968, basketball), Jerry Lucas (1963, basketball), Sarah Josephson (1985, synchronized swimming), Katie Smith (1996, basketball) and Harry Dwight Steel (1924, wrestling) and Wisconsin's Carla MacLeod (2005, ice hockey). 

Wisconsin Faces Arizona for Berth in Final Four

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The top-two seeds will collide in the West Region final on Saturday night, with Wisconsin eyeing its first Final Four appearance since 2000.

WEST REGION
Saturday, March 29 (Anaheim, Calif.)
NO. 2 WISCONSIN vs. No. 1 Arizona, 8:49 p.m. (TBS)

All times Eastern

Michigan and Michigan State Advance to Elite Eight

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Michigan and Michigan State joined Wisconsin in the Elite Eight, posting respective victories over Tennessee and Virginia on Friday.

NCAA Tournament Schedule: Friday, March 28

MIDWEST REGION (Indianapolis, Ind.)
No. 2 MICHIGAN 73, No. 11 Tennessee 71 - AP Recap

EAST REGION (New York, N.Y.)
No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE 61, No. 1 Virginia 59 - AP Recap