Michigan and Michigan State will look to join Wisconsin in the Elite Eight, when the Wolverines take on No. 11 Tennessee, and Michigan State faces top-seeded Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Friday night.
NCAA Tournament Schedule: Friday, March 28
MIDWEST REGION (Indianapolis, Ind.)
No. 2 MICHIGAN vs. No. 11 Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. (CBS Sports)
EAST REGION (New York, N.Y.)
No. 4 MICHIGAN STATE vs. No. 1 Virginia, 9:57 p.m. (TBS)
All times Eastern
Michigan's John Beilein was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 7 Coach of the Year on Thursday. Beilein guided Michigan to its first outright Big Ten title since 1986, the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament and into the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the second straight year.
Beilein picked up his 700th career coaching victory in the Wolverines' second round NCAA Tournament win against Wofford. Michigan is one of just five schools, along with Arizona, Florida, Louisville and Michigan State, to reach the Sweet 16 in each of the past two seasons.
Beilein was also named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the media and the USBWA District V Coach of the Year. On March 20, he was also named one of five finalists for the Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year Award by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club.
Michigan will take on No. 11 seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Friday beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Second-seeded Wisconsin will resume its run in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, taking on No. 6 Baylor at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Thursday, March 27 (Anaheim, Calif.)
No. 2 WISCONSIN vs. No. 6 Baylor, 7:47 p.m. (TBS)
All times Eastern
Dike Eddleman (Illinois, 1949) is the greatest all-around athlete in Illini history, earning a record 11 letters in the sports of football, basketball and track & field. He was a punter for the 1946 Big Ten football champions and played in the Rose Bowl Game, finished fourth in the high jump at the 1948 London Olympics and was the Big Ten MVP in leading the Illini to a conference basketball title in 1949. He played four seasons in the NBA and later became a fundraiser for Illinois' athletic department.
The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 678 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, including 34 men's basketball players.
Men's Basketball Notables:
-Iowa's Mike Gesell maintained an unblemished 4.0 grade-point-average.
-Northwestern's Drew Crawford and Penn State's Tim Frazier both collected Academic All-Big Ten plaudits for the fourth time in their careers.
-Ohio State's Aaron Craft earned Academic All-Big Ten plaudits for the third straight season.
Below is a list of the conference's active men's basketball players that were tabbed Academic All-Big Ten.
Mike LaTulip, Illinois
Jeff Howard, Indiana
Peter Jurkin, Indiana
Jonny Marlin, Indiana
Taylor Wayer, Indiana (3)
Mike Gesell, Iowa
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Adam Woodbury, Iowa
Brad Anlauf, Michigan
Jordan Morgan, Michigan
Trevor Bonhoff, Michigan State
Dan Chapman, Michigan State (3)
Matt Costello, Michigan State
Colby Wollenman, Michigan State
Kye Kurkowski, Nebraska (2)
Trevor Menke, Nebraska (2)
Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Sergej Vucetic, Nebraska
Kale Abrahamson, Northwestern
Nikola Cerina, Northwestern (2)
Drew Crawford, Northwestern (4)
Sanjay Lumpkin, Northwestern
Dave Sobolewski, Northwestern (2)
Aaron Craft, Ohio State (3)
Amedeo Della Valle, Ohio State
Jake Lorbach, Ohio State
Zach Cooper, Penn State
Tim Frazier, Penn State (4)
Kevin Montiminy, Penn State (2)
Rapheal Davis, Purdue
Ronnie Johnson, Purdue
Jon McKeeman, Purdue
Stephen Toyra, Purdue
Zach Bohannon, Wisconsin (2)
Michigan's Nik Stauskas was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First-Team All-American on Wednesday. Stauskas was also tabbed the Big Ten Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection.
Stauskas leads Michigan with 17.4 points and 3.3 assists while pulling down 3.1 rebounds per game. He has scored in double figures in 30-of-34 games, with a Big Ten-best 13 20-point games. Against Wofford in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, he became the eighth Michigan sophomore to reach 1,000 career points.
Michigan will face No. 11 seed Tennessee in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen on Friday (March 28) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET.
Top-seeded Minnesota will host Southern Miss in the NIT quarterfinals on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the semifinal round to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Tuesday, March 25 (NIT Quarterfinals)
No. 3 Southern Miss at No. 1 Minnesota, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN)
All times Eastern
At least 632 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have also earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including 308 three-time and 80 four-time honorees. Football has the most Academic All-Big Ten selections (132), followed by track & field (84), swimming & diving (69), basketball (61), tennis (37), gymnastics (35), cross country (34), soccer (32) and volleyball (30).