With Michigan State playing North Carolina for the national championship and Penn State having already won the NIT, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said his conference represented itself well during the postseason.
Reserve guard Derrick Roland scored a career-high 15 points and No. 15 Texas A&M held Ohio State to one field goal in the first 11.5 minutes of the second half in a 70-47 victory Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Billy Gillispie built Texas A&M into a program, not just a one-year wonder. Mark Turgeon has taken over and continued that success, illustrated by the Aggies' win in the NIT Season Tip-Off, writes Andy Katz.
Caity Matter exploited Arizona's defense by hitting four 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Ohio State (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) to a 78-45 victory in the semifinals of the Women's NIT on Wednesday night.