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  1. Big Ten coaches tournament: Game 5

    Brian Bennett

    The Elite Eight will be set in the NCAA tournament this weekend. We're already down to the elite eight in our Big Ten coaches tournament. We started out with a 12-team field that has been narrowed to eight of the best coaches ever to carry a clipb...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Big Ten Thursday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    At the end of Monday's mailbag, I asked if non-Michigan fans would be rooting for the Wolverines in the NCAA tournament final out of conference pride. The answer, at least according to those who wrote in, was a big fat no: Michael from Saginaw, Mi...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  3. Big Ten Monday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    The Monday mailbag is back and here to get you through this long day without any NCAA tournament games: Justin from Chicago writes: As you and Adam have pointed out, there will be one more game a year for each team played within the BIG with the n...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  4. Brees edges Posluszny in players tourney

    Brian Bennett

    A chaotic opening weekend of the NCAA tournament is in the books, and so too is the first round of our Big Ten players tournament. Our last first-round matchup pitting great players from the past 15 years was a close one, as you'd expect when a No...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  5. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    If you were looking for ways to kill time before tonight's NCAA tournament title match, you could have done a whole lot worse than spending an hour in my weekly Big Ten Monday chat. If you missed it, don't fret. Here's the entire transcript, along...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  6. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  7. It's title or bust for Big Blue Nation

    Brian Bennett

    When Kentucky won the national championship in 1996, Alexander Wolff began his Sports Illustrated cover story this way: "They scarcely celebrate their national championships at Kentucky. They revive them, yes, and cherish them, most certainly. But c...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  8. Big Ten Monday chat wrap

    Brian Bennett

    Things were a bit slow at times during my Monday Big Ten chat -- hey, we're all dealing with some NCAA tournament hangover -- but there were still good questions to be answered. If you missed it, here's the full transcript. And a few highlights: ...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. Kentucky has all the answers vs. Iowa State

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- What are you gonna do? Seriously, how are you going to beat Kentucky in this NCAA tournament? That's what Iowa State -- and maybe the rest of America -- must be thinking after watching the preposterously gifted Wildcats break ou...

    Blog | March 18, 2012
  10. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 87, Iowa State 71

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky comfortably survived the first weekend of the NCAA tournament in its own backyard, and now we have a pretty sweet rematch on tap for next week in Atlanta. But first, here's a quick look at the No. 1 seed Wildcats' 87-71...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  11. Crowder makes the difference for Marquette

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- You'd never know it now by looking at his sculpted body, but Marquette's Jae Crowder used to be pudgy, to put it kindly. Going into his junior year of high school, Crowder was a 5-foot-11 point guard. He weighed 235 pounds. "...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  12. Rapid Reax: Marquette 62, Murray State 53

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 3 seed Marquette's 62-53 victory over No. 6 seed Murray State at the KFC Yum! Center. Overview: The storyline going into this game was that these teams were mirror images of each other. That proved tru...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  13. Previewing Louisville: Saturday's games

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thursday's slate of second-round games at the KFC Yum! Center didn't offer a lot of intrigue. All four higher seeds won by an average of 16 points. Maybe they were just setting the stage for a dramatic doubleheader Saturday. On ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  14. Cyclones make waves by beating champs

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Chris Allen played his first three years at Michigan State, experiencing two Final Fours and a Sweet 16 with the Spartans. His old team expected to do great things in March. Back in the NCAA tournament as a senior with Iowa Stat...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Iowa State 77, UConn 64

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The games in Louisville have all wrapped up, and the chalk advanced with every higher seed winning by double digits. But the late-game result still might surprise some people. Here's a look at No. 8 Iowa State's 77-64 victory ov...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  16. Rapid Reaction: Kentucky 81, WKU 66

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Here's a quick look at No. 1 seed Kentucky's 81-66 victory over No. 16 seed Western Kentucky in the South Region on Thursday night: Overview: Nothing to see here, folks. Well, nothing except lob dunks and a whole lot of blue....

    Blog | March 15, 2012