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  1. Big Ten defenses will be put to the test

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Both Michigan and Wisconsin had their share of defensive doubters entering the NCAA tournament. The two Big Ten representatives silenced them, at least for a day, by effectively making one of the baskets disappear at the BMO Harris Bradl...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. 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
  3. At the half: Ohio State 35, Michigan 25

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan dictated the tempo early before Ohio State snapped out of its funk with ferocious defense and took total control in the final eight minutes. Quick thoughts at the halftime break: Early on, Ohio State looked like a team...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  4. At the half: Minnesota 29, Penn State 20

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota is playing defense with the purpose of a team that needs a good week here to make the field of 65. Penn State came out looking ready for the offseason, though the Nittany Lions picked things up toward the end of the half. ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  5. NCAA tournament: Kansas Jayhawks pulling away

    Adam Rittenberg

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Kansas has beaten Dayton at its own game, and the defending national champs are on their way to the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. Dayton might be known for its defense, but Kansas has been the far superior defensive team, especially ins...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  6. NCAA tournament: Jayhawks begin title defense

    Adam Rittenberg

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Kansas is on spring break this week, but Jayhawks center Cole Aldrich gave teammate Sherron Collins a pop quiz in geography Thursday. "Sherron probably knows where Fargo is, don't you, Sherron?" Aldrich asked. Col...

    Blog | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  7. Adam Rittenberg: Purdue D creates horror show for Michigan State

    Adam Rittenberg

    Purdue beat a top-5 team at home for the first time in 17 years. How? With a relentless, blue-collar defense that harassed and out-toughed Michigan State all night long.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2009