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The case for and against the Big Ten bubble teams

The case for and against the Big Ten bubble teams

By Dan Escalona

March 1, 2016

Over the next week or two, you will undoubtably hear a lot about bubbles. As it stands now, the Big Ten is guaranteed at least five spots in the tournament. For those five teams —Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa and Purdue — the regular-season finales and the conference tourna...

Abrams, Illini fall short against Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

Abrams, Illini fall short against Michigan in Big Ten Tournament

By Johnathan Hettinger

March 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — It was the shot Tracy Abrams wanted. With 3.0 seconds left in the game and Illinois trailing 64-63, senior Jon Ekey passed it to the point guard at the top of the key. Abrams broke free of Caris LaVert, Michigan’s 6-foot-6 wingman, who was guarding him. He drove to the basket, and...