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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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Badgers set to take on K-state

Posted: March 19, 2011 by Nick Hlebichuk in Wisconsin Basketball
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The Badgers rolled past Belmont Thursday night to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament.  They will face Kansas State in the round of 32 Saturday night. The Badgers will be looking to avoid another disappointing end in March and Kansas State will be vying for the upset.  Both teams are solid, and it should be a very competitive game.

These two teams are so similar it is really scary. Each team has 16 wins at home, and five on the road.  The leading scorers for their teams both average 22 points per game. 

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Temple vs. Penn State: The last time the Temple Owls won an NCAA tournament game dates back to 2001, when they beat none other then the Penn State Nittany Lions.  Ironically enough, the same math up and same result happened Thursday in the second round in the NCAA tournament.

Talor Battle hit a deep three point shot with 16 seconds to go in the game to tie the game at 64 a piece.  Temple continued the trend of hitting a buzzer beater to win the game when Juan Fernandez hit an 18-foot leaner with 0.4 remaining to break a 62-62 tie and give temple their second straight win vs Penn State in the NCAA tournament. (more…)


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…)


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…)


Penn State defeated the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night to advance to the Big Ten quarterfinals.  The Nittany Lions will face the Badgers of Wisconsin later tonight.

Penn State will make the Big Dance if they can pull off the upset later tonight, I’m convinced of this.  They have beaten three top twenty teams this season, including a split of the season series against the Badgers. 

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