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Three Big Ten teams will look to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16 on Saturday, with Michigan and Wisconsin in action in Milwaukee, and Michigan State playing a third round contest in Spokane, Wash.
SATURDAY'S NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
(MIDWEST REGION - 3rd Round at Milwaukee, Wis.)
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 7 Texas, 5:15 p.m. (CBS)
(WEST REGION - 3rd Round at Milwaukee, Wis.)
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Oregon, 7:45 p.m. (CBS)
(EAST REGION - 3rd Round at Spokane, Wash.)
No. 4 Michigan State vs. No. 12 Harvard, 8:40 p.m. (TNT)
All times Eastern
Terran Petteway and Shavon Shields combined to score 34 points, but the 11th-seeded Nebraska's men's basketball team fell short in a West Region second round game versus sixth-seeded Baylor on Friday.NCAA TOURNAMENTWest Region (San Antonio, Texas)
No. 6 Baylor 74, No. 11 Nebraska 60 - AP Recap
Thirty-one Big Ten student-athletes in 12 different sports collected
awards from the conference office during the week of March 17. Below is
the complete list of honorees.
Player of the Week - Tanner Lubach, NEB
Pitcher of the Week - Kyle Hart, IND
Freshman of the Week - Travis Lakins, OSU
Golfer of the Week - Robert Jacobsen, WIS
Golfer of the Week - Grave Choi, MICH
Gymnast of the Week - Matt McGrath, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Sean Melton, OSU
Gymnast of the Week - Emily Wong, NEB
Event Specialist of the Week - Amber See, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Nicole Artz, MICH
First Star - Matt Berry, MSU
Second Star - Andrew Copp, MICH
Third Star - Brady Skjei, MINN
Boat of the Week - Wisconsin First Varsity Eight (Marie Hebert, Gillian Cooper, Nicole Hettmann, Anne Rauschert, Steph Malchine, Brianna
Dahm, Pamela Schommer, Kristine Kammers, Margo Grover, Monica
Player of the Week - Taylor Hassenbach, MICH
Pitcher of the Week - Sara Moulton, MINN
Freshman of the Week - CaraMia Tsirigos, IND
Athlete of the Week - Peter Kobelt, OSU
Athlete of the Week - Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Andrew Kendrick, PUR
Field Athlete of the Week - Coy Blair, PUR
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Aarin Jones, PUR
Field Athlete of the Week - Nikki Nunn, PUR
The 11th-seeded Nebraska basketball team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1998 on Friday, when the Huskers take on No. 6 Baylor in the West Regional beginning at 12:40 p.m. ET.
Nebraska will look to become the fourth Big Ten team to advance to the third round.
Friday, March 21
No. 11 Nebraska vs. No. 6 Baylor (West Region, San Antonio, Texas), 12:40 p.m.
All times Eastern
The Big Ten went 3-1 in Thursday's second round of the NCAA Tournament, with Wisconsin overwhelming American, Michigan State upending Delaware and Michigan defeating Wofford. Ohio State dropped a heartbreaking one-point decision versus Dayton. SOUTH REGION (Buffalo, N.Y.)
No. 11 Dayton 60, No. 6 Ohio State 59 - AP Recap
WEST REGION (Milwaukee, Wis.)
No. 2 Wisconsin 75, No. 15 American 35 - AP Recap
*Wisconsin will face seventh-seeded Oregon in the third round Saturday in Milwaukee.EAST REGION (Spokane, Wash.)
No. 4 Michigan State 93, No. 13 Delaware 78 - AP Recap
*Michigan State will take on No. 12 Harvard in Saturday's third round in Spokane, Wash.MIDWEST REGION (Milwaukee, Wis.)
No. 2 Michigan 57, No. 15 Wofford 40 - AP Recap
*Michigan advances to Saturday's third round, and will face either No. 7 Texas or No. 10 Arizona State.
The field of 64 is set, and the Big Ten will get underway in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday with one game in all four regions.
NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, MARCH 20 (BIG TEN)
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Dayton, 12:15 p.m. (CBS Sports)
No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 American, 12:40 p.m. (truTV)
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Wofford, 7:10 p.m. (CBS Sports)
No. 4 MICHIGAN State vs. No. 13 Delaware, 4:40 p.m. (TNT)
All times Eastern
Three Big Ten hockey standouts were named finalists for major awards today. Goalkeepers Adam Wilcox of Minnesota and Joel Rumpel of Wisconsin were finalists for the Mike Richter Award and Hobey Baker Award. Ohio State forward Ryan Dzingel was also named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
The Mike Richter Award honors the best goalkeeper in college hockey, while the Hobey Baker Award is given annually to the top collegiate player. The winners will be announced at the 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
Michigan's John Beilein was named a finalist for the Naismith Men's Coach of the Year Award on Thursday. Beilein guided the Wolverines to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1986.
After the departure of NBA first-round selections Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr., as well as losing preseason All-American Mitch McGary to injury prior to the outset of Big Ten play, Beilein led the Wolverines their fifth season with 20 or more wins.
After securing the conference title, Michigan earned its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament and reached the championship game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Wolverines also secured a No. 2 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
During the Big Ten season, Michigan recorded wins over three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history with its victories at No. 3/3 Wisconsin, against No. 10/10 Iowa and at No. 3/3 Michigan State.
Illinois advanced in the NIT and Penn State marched on after a first-round win in the CIT, but Iowa dropped a hard-fought decision in the NCAA Tournament, falling to Tennessee in overtime in Dayton, Ohio.
No. 11 Tennessee 78, No. 11 Iowa 65 (OT)
No. 2 Illinois 66, No. 7 Boston University 62
Penn State 69, Hampton 65
Iowa will begin its NCAA Tournament run against Tennessee in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday night, while Illinois will begin action in the NIT and Penn State will play its CBI opener.Wednesday, March 19NCAA TOURNAMENTMIDWEST REGION
No. 11 Iowa vs. No. 11 Tennessee, 9:10 p.m. (truTV) - Iowa Game NotesNIT
No. 2 Illinois at No. 7 Boston University, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) - Illinois Game Notes
Hampton at Penn State, 7 p.m. - Penn State Game NotesAll times Eastern