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  • Mark Turgeon defends Melo Trimble's ability to get to the line

    Mark Turgeon defends Melo Trimble's ability to get to the line
    Melo Trimble's ability to get to the free-throw line has been a major part of the Maryland men's basketball team's offensive success this season as well as a source of frustration for coaches of opposing teams, particularly in the Big Ten Conference....
  • Home court could be key in Indiana-Purdue showdown

    Both of Purdue's back-to-back wins against Indiana have come at Mackey Arena. Before that modest "streak," the Boilermakers had lost four straight games to the Hoosiers, including two at Assembly Hall. When the teams renew their rivalry on Thursday...
  • Iowa assistant Sherman Dillard got start with former Terps coach Lefty Driesell

    Iowa assistant Sherman Dillard got start with former Terps coach Lefty Driesell
    There have been a number of connections between the Maryland men’s basketball team and its competition in the No. 17 Terps' first Big Ten season. At the start of the league schedule, there was the NCAA tournament history between Maryland and...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • Illinois schools face long NCAA tournament odds

    Illinois schools face long NCAA tournament odds
    At least one bookmaker gives Northwestern 9,999-1 odds to win the NCAA tournament. So you're saying there's a chance. With a 15-15 overall record (6-11 in the Big Ten), the Wildcats first would have to survive a stacked Big Ten tournament field to...
  • Short-handed or not, Illinois resolutely making tournament push

    Short-handed or not, Illinois resolutely making tournament push
    Maybe early in his career, Illinois coach John Groce said, he would hear about an opponent's injury and view it clinically and detached, seeing it as a competitive advantage. Now? No way. He has been through too much. Especially this season. "The...
  • Northwestern gets best of Rutgers in Big Ten tourney quarterfinals

    Northwestern gets best of Rutgers in Big Ten tourney quarterfinals
    Ashley Deary made it look as easy as 1-2-3-4 on Friday. Northwestern’s 62-57 victory against Rutgers in a Big Ten quarterfinal Friday at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates was anything but. After going 0-for-0 from the field in the first half,...
  • Illinois still has a lot to prove against Purdue

     Illinois still has a lot to prove against Purdue
    Like a handful of other Big Ten coaches, Illinois coach John Groce does not know where his team sits on the NCAA tournament bubble. "One thing I do know is I think we're playing really good basketball right now," he said. "Does that guarantee anything?...
  • Northwestern focused on wins, not NIT

     Northwestern focused on wins, not NIT
    Making the NIT might not happen for Northwestern, but the Wildcats have defied the odds on occasion already this season. Entering their regular-season finale Saturday at Iowa, the Wildcats are 15-15 overall and 6-11 in the Big Ten. They have won five...
  • Big Ten quarterback battles to watch this spring

    Big Ten quarterback battles to watch this spring
      A handful of Big Ten teams enter spring football practice with question marks at quarterback. Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State all have questions heading into camp. That being said, keep an eye out for these quarterback battles this spring:...
  • 5 to watch at Big Ten women's tournament

    5 to watch at Big Ten women's tournament
    Here are five players to watch when the Big Ten women's basketball tournament begins Wednesday. Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State Surprise — Ohio State has another freshman phenom on its women's basketball team. Mitchell's scoring average actually...