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Big Ten Nation staff Austin Bramley, Sayre Bedinger, and myself will be taking a look at each Big Ten round three match-up.

Ohio State vs George Mason:

Austin: Ohio State

Sayre: Ohio State

Nick: Ohio State

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William Buford and Jared Sullinger Celebrate

The Big Ten rolled on the second day of round two, going undefeated in four games.  Michigan, Ohio State, Illinois, and Purdue all go onto round three with wins today. We will recap all the Big Ten games of today below.

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Eric Doughan, a journalism student at the University of Iowa recently joined our staff. Due to technical difficulties  we could  not get him registered as a contributor at the moment. This is piece is written by Eric Doughan.

The Big Ten got 7 teams into the field of 64, or 68, or whatever you want to call it now. Ohio State was deservedly awarded the number one overall seed in the big dance. Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan St., Illinois, and Penn State also got invitations to the tourney as well. How far can these Big Ten teams go in the NCAA tournament? Lets take a look at each teams first round matchup and possible matchups in later rounds. (more…)


Sophomore Gaurd Kelsey Barlow was recently suspended for the NCAA tournament for conduct detrimental to the team. Besides the distraction it may cause the Boilermakers, I don’t Barlow will be that big of a loss. He did play in 32 games this season as more of a 6th man as he did put in some minutes this year but only averaged 5 points in that time.


The Purdue Boilermakers and the St. Peter’s Peacocks will face off in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Chicago.  Before the losses to Iowa and Michigan State, Purdue was looking for a chance to play as a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament but will have to settle with the thee seed in the southwest region.

St. Peter’s needed to make a run and win the MAAC tournament title if they wanted a chance to get a bid from the NCAA tournament, they did just that. The Peacocks beat Iona in the MAAC title game and got the automatic bid and the 14th seed in the NCAA tournament. (more…)


March Madness has come to Big Ten Country

The Big Ten fared very well on selection Sunday sending seven of eleven teams to the Big Dance.  Only the Big East fared better, sending eleven teams albeit with a much bigger conference. 

Earning the overall number one seed and playing in the East region is the Ohio State Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes have been impressive all season and should make a deep tourney run.  Leading the Buckeyes is freshman forward Jared Sullinger, who will likely make the jump to the NBA after this season.  No reason not to expect at least an elite eight appearance by the Buckeyes this season.

Two Big Ten teams will be making an appearance in the West region this year.  The eighth seeded Michigan Wolverines will be facing the ninth seeded Tennessee Volunteers to start off.  This is an intriguing match-up as both teams are very solid so it should be one of the better round two games this year.

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In the quarter-final round of the Big Ten Tournament, the phrase “anybody can beat anybody on any given night” occurred. To start off the day, the #1 seed Ohio State barley slipped by they #8 seed Northwestern in overtime. In game 5 of the tournament the 5 seeded Michigan Wolverines upset the 4th seeded Fighting Illini by five. To be completely honest, the 6th game of the Big Ten Tournament shocked me. The 7th seeded Michigan State Spartans beat the #2 seed Purdue handily. (more…)