Three Big Ten Teams Advance to Sweet 16




Second Round Games

Wisconsin 71, Bucknell 62: Maybe Bucknell could've found a scheme to stop Wisconsin's Mike Wilkinson or Zach Morley. Handling both, however, was too much for the upstart Bison. Full Story...

Michigan State 72, Vermont 61: An afterthought during the regular season and sentimental second choice in the NCAAs, Michigan State finally is stepping out of the shadows. Full Story...

Illinois 71, Nevada 59: Luther Head's pass was perfect. James Augustine caught it in full stride and streaked in for a dunk. Full Story...


First Round Games

Michigan State 89, Old Dominion 81: The fifth-seeded Spartans couldn't pull away until the final minutes, when Shannon Brown made a spinning layup to start a three-point play that helped Michigan State beat Old Dominion 89-81 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Full Story...

Wisconsin 57, Northern Iowa 52: Wisconsin's Kammron Taylor scored 16 points in a reserve role, including a jumper and four free throws in the final minute, and the Badgers held off Northern Iowa for a 57-52 win Friday night in the Syracuse Regional. Full Story...

Illinois 67, Fairleigh Dickinson 55: Fairleigh Dickinson kept its promise and made No. 1 Illinois work in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Full Story...

Iowa State 64, Minnesota 53: Iowa State caught another team in its trap. The Cyclones relied on the same formula that sparked a dramatic turnaround during the regular season, using a variety of pressure defenses to beat Minnesota 64-53 Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Full Story...

Cincinnati 76, Iowa 64: Cincinnati senior Jason Maxiell had 22 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots, a pair of steals and the first two 3-point baskets of his college career Thursday in a 76-64 first-round NCAA tournament victory over Iowa. Full Story...