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  1. Michigan Wolverines' Jordan Morgan's patience, perseverance are r...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Michigan's Jordan Morgan took a back seat when Mitch McGary burst onto the scene last year. Now, with McGary out injured and Michigan searching for an inside presence, it's Morgan's time at last.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  2. Badgers ride emotion into Sweet 16

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- The machine is consistent, reliable and unflappable. Bo Ryan's Wisconsin team operates on autopilot, humming along, a monotone of winning. But basketball games, particularly those in the NCAA tournament, require teams to respond to em...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  3. Michigan poised for another tourney run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- When the graphic of Michigan's 79-65 win against Texas flashed on the big screen in the Wolverines' locker room, Derrick Walton Jr. recoiled in amazement. "Eight assists!" Walton told fellow guard Caris LeVert. Nik Stauskas, who ga...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Texas' team commitment pays off in end

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Many teams create watchwords before the season or the NCAA tournament, corny but commendable slogans that look good on dry-erase boards or in Twitter hashtags. Few teams follow through on them. Even fewer do so the way Texas did Thurs...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  6. Badgers know they need to make a run

    Adam Rittenberg

    MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin players found themselves in a slightly awkward place Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, occupying the locker room belonging to their in-state rival, Marquette. Splashed across the gold-and-blue walls were names, num...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  7. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. At the half: Illinois 29, Wisconsin 20

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Illinois is halfway to a victory that could seal an NCAA tournament berth. Wisconsin doesn't look overly interested in being here. Some quick thoughts at halftime of Friday's second quarterfinal: Demetri McCamey looks like he d...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  14. Back on bubble, Minnesota looks for more

    Adam Rittenberg

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA tournament selection committee is headquartered only blocks away from Conseco Fieldhouse. Minnesota hopes they know what's going on in the neighborhood. Minnesota's 76-55 rout of No. 11 seed Penn State on Thursday night do...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  15. Adam Rittenberg: Big Ten tournament primer

    Adam Rittenberg

    From teams and players to watch to the top storylines, check out the Big Ten tournament primer.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  16. NCAA tournament: Leadership void on the Kansas Jayhawks? Sherron ...

    Adam Rittenberg

    The only major contributor left from KU's national-title team had never had to lead and was a part-time resident of the coach's doghouse. Seems like ancient history now. Sherron Collins is the unequivocal leader of the Jayhawks these days.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2009