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  1. Buckeyes' backcourt too much for Gophers

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Evan Turner carried Ohio State into the Big Ten tournament championship game. His teammates did the rest. With Turner's help, of course. Turner still played a huge role in a 90-61 win against Minnesota, but backcourt mates David...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  2. At the half: Ohio State 33, Minnesota 30

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- After a sluggish start from both teams, things picked up toward the end of the half, and Devoe Joseph's 3-pointer at the buzzer keeps things close entering the break. Quick thoughts at halftime: Evan Turner is a tough defensive...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  3. A look at the Big Ten tournament final

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- After an entertaining week of games at Conseco Fieldhouse, top seed Ohio State and No. 6 seed Minnesota meet today to decide the Big Ten tournament championship. Here's a quick look at the matchup: No. 1 seed Ohio State vs. No. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  4. Gophers, Boilers put best, worst on display

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota is showing this week that there's always time to put your best foot forward. The Gophers' three-game run at the Big Ten tournament is their best stretch of the season, hands down. They beat Michigan State on Friday for th...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  5. Big men help Gophers toward big dance

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Of all the close losses Minnesota endured this season, two stand out. The Gophers endured 1-point losses to both Michigan State and Purdue on their home court in Minneapolis. When quality wins mean everything, falling just short ag...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  6. Trash talk fuels Turner as OSU marches on

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- A word of advice for Ohio State's upcoming opponents in the NCAA tournament. Think twice before talking trash, especially to superstar Evan Turner. Brian Spurlock/US PresswireOhio State's Evan Turner turned in another sol...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  7. Halftime: Minnesota 37, Purdue 11

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Here's all you need to know about the first half of today's second semifinal. Purdue center JaJuan Johnson had a nifty hook shoot fall through the net just before the buzzer. It gave his team double digits in points for the half. J...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  8. Turner, Buckeyes still alive after 2OT thriller

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Evan Turner isn't saving himself for the NCAA tournament. The Ohio State star is building his legacy right here at Conseco Fieldhouse, hoping for a return trip to Lucas Oil Stadium in exactly three weeks. If Turner keeps playing li...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  9. At the half: Illinois 37, Ohio State 31

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Once again, Illinois is finding its groove at the Big Ten tournament and can cement itself in the NCAA tournament field with 20 more minutes of good basketball. Ohio State needs a sharper second half to remain alive for a No. 1 seed. ...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  10. A look at the Big Ten tournament semis

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The 2010 Big Ten tournament has reached the semifinals. Here's a look at the two matchups on tap today at Conseco Fieldhouse. No. 1 seed Ohio State vs. No. 5 seed Illinois (CBS, 1:40 p.m. ET) Records: Ohio State (25-7), Illinois...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  11. Minnesota puts itself in NCAA discussion

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Lawrence Westbrook wasn't sure how Minnesota's overtime upset of Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals would affect the Golden Gophers' NCAA tournament chances. But the Minnesota senior guard planned to find out. F...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  12. Gophers survive and boost tourney hopes

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Forty-eight hours ago, the Big Ten seemed in danger of sending only four teams to the NCAA tournament. Now the league might get six. After Illinois upset Wisconsin earlier in the day, No. 6 seed Minnesota held on for a 72-67 ove...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  13. At the half: Minnesota 28, Michigan State 26

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota continues to grind away toward a potential NCAA tournament berth, and the Gophers are halfway to a signature win. Michigan State missed 15 of its first 21 shots but found a rhythm late in the half to keep things close. So...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  14. Moore, Johnson help Purdue advance

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue maintained its defensive intensity through the halftime break, and tacked on some ferocious offensive rebounding. Add in more heroics from junior guard E'Twaun Moore and junior forward JaJuan Johnson, and the Boilermakers pr...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  15. At the half: Northwestern 34, Purdue 30

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Northwestern came out hot and claimed an early lead before Purdue rallied behind stifling defense and the brilliance of junior guard E'Twaun Moore. A few thoughts halfway through a good one. Purdue missed 13 of its first 16 f...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  16. Illini get defensive in push for tournament

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois center Mike Tisdale calls head coach Bruce Weber "a defensive juggernaut." Few would use that term to describe Weber's team this season. Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIREIllinois coach Bruce Weber's new defensive strate...

    Blog | March 12, 2010