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  1. Big Ten title game preview

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State and Penn State co-star in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday. The working subtitle: Nothing in Common. Ohio State has owned this event. The Buckeyes are playing in their third consecutive Big Ten championship game,...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  2. Battle carries Penn State to Big Ten finals

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When the last of the four bombs dropped, Talor Battle backpedaled, looked briefly into the stands and laughed. He was on fire. In a span of 155 seconds, the Penn State guard had blitzed Michigan State with four successive 3-pointer...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  3. Rapid Reaction: Penn St. 61, Michigan St. 48

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State took a giant step toward its first NCAA tournament bid in 10 years with a surprisingly easy, 61-48 victory over flat Michigan State. The sixth-seeded Nittany Lions have won four straight games to seemingly push off the bubb...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  4. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 68, Michigan 61

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State answered a second-half Michigan threat with an overpowering 16-0 run on its way to a 68-61 victory. The score was deceptive, as Ohio State watched an 18-point lead unravel at garbage time; the Wolverines never had a realist...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  5. Penn State finds beauty in ugly win

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The ugliest game in Big Ten history was still a thing of beauty to Penn State. The score of the Nittany Lions' victory over Wisconsin was 36-33. Yes, the final score. Jimmer Fredette scored as many points in a half as the Badgers s...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  6. Rapid Reaction: Penn St. 36, Wisconsin 33

    Pat Forde

    In a flatly hideous display of basketball, Penn State shocked Wisconsin 36-33. Yes, that is the final score. The Nittany Lions keep their outside shot at a bid for an NCAA tournament berth alive with their second victory of the season over the Badger...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  7. A special time for Michigan State

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's that time again in college basketball. Izzo Time. Time for the Michigan State Spartans to shed their worries, to play at a dramatically different level, to become the most stubborn out in the postseason. Time for big shots ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Rapid Reaction: Michigan St. 74, Purdue 56

    Pat Forde

    Unsinkable Michigan State undoubtedly punched its Big Dance ticket with an upset romp over second-seeded Purdue, 74-56. The season-long underachievers once again appear to be peaking at the right time, leading from the start. The Boilermakers were...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  9. Michigan: Getting to Yes

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Yes Face is working for the Michigan Wolverines. That is coach John Beilein's phrase for the positive visage he wants to see at all times during games in his team's huddles. It's a term that dates back more than 200 years, to T...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 60, Illinois 55

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Michigan Wolverines are definitely dancing. Their comeback from a 12-point second-half deficit against Illinois assuredly moves them off the bubble and into the field of 68. Illinois will be in as well, but this probably hurts its...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  11. Sullinger won't let Buckeyes lose

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When defending Ohio State, you must pick your poison. You either double-team Jared Sullinger in the paint and risk being shot out of the gym by the Buckeyes' array of shooters, or you let the big man operate one-on-one. After wa...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Ohio State 67, N'western 61

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State dodged a major upset, outlasting Northwestern 67-61 in overtime in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The victory strengthens the Buckeyes' case for an overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney, but it didn't come easy. They trailed ...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  13. Big Ten tournament preview

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Three things I can't wait to see in Northwestern-Ohio State: Can Michael Thompson continue his roll? The spunky little Northwestern guard set a Big Ten tournament scoring record with 35 points against Minnesota Thursday. Theoretic...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  14. Rapid Reaction: Penn State 61, Indiana 55

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State kept its outside hopes of an NCAA tournament berth alive with a must-win game against reeling Indiana. The Nittany Lions got balanced scoring instead of relying on star guard Talor Battle, played solid defense and avoided f...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  15. Video: Penn State's Jeff Brooks

    Pat Forde

    ESPN.com's Pat Forde with Penn State forward Jeff Brooks, who led the Nittany Lions with 15 points and seven rebounds in PSU's 61-55 victory over Indiana....

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  16. Spartans' Summers warms up at right time

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Izzo sent in a sub for Durrell Summers with 15 minutes, 21 seconds left in the game Thursday. When Summers reached the Michigan State sideline, he looked longingly for a chair at the end of the bench. No vacancy. He was going t...

    Blog | March 10, 2011