Big Ten

Disrespected Big 10 can 'make some noise' in NCAA Tournament

A season of criticism for not having elite teams has made the Big Ten feel like the Big Disrespected.

Perhaps that's about to change.

The conference has seven teams in the NCAA Tournament, second only to the ACC's nine. After eighth-seeded Michigan beat three fellow NCAA-bound teams on its road to the tournament title, players have big hopes for what the Big Ten can do in the big dance.

"I definitely think the Big Ten can make some noise in (the) tournament given that those teams play the same way they did in this tournament," Wisconsin forward Vitto Brown said after losing to Michigan in the Big Ten final Sunday.

Despite losing its only conference...

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