The showcase game in the Big Ten is Ohio State-Penn State, but the weekend slate is full of meaningful games for other conference teams, writes Bruce Hooley.
The Champions Classic once again will serve up early marquee matchups as ESPN released the pairings for seven more college basketball tournaments on Wednesday.
From the April 5, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine: Ryan McGee on the final possession in NCAA tournament games -- the classics, how you diagram it, where the fear lies, who needs the ball, who needs to sweat it out, and more.
Lakisha Freeman scored 20 points and Purdue (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) used a late run to defeat Prairie View A&M on Sunday in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic.
Brittany Rayburn scored 22 points and Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton added 20 as Purdue (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) rolled over Hawaii 90-74 at the Waikiki Beach Marriot Classic on Saturday.
Jayne Appel scored eight straight points in overtime to lift Stanford (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) to a 78-70 victory over Purdue (No. 23, No. 19) on Friday in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic.
Katie Gearlds had 15 points and Purdue beat Mississippi State 61-42 in the championship game of the Mississippi State Classic.
Tye Jackson had 17 points, including four 3-pointers, as Purdue beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-44 Friday night to win the Flint Hills Resources Islander Classic.
More top-notch hoops await Sunday on national TV ... which is good, because you saw the Zapruder film so often this week you're wondering if you shot JFK.