The Big Ten Tournaments enters the quarter-final round Friday after opening tournament play on Thursday. The Indiana Hoosiers, Illinois Fighting Illini, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Iowa Hawkeyes, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Nebraska Cornhuskers will be the field going forward.
Results from Thursday:
No. 8 Illinois - No. 9 Minnesota
Final Score: 51-49, Illinois advances
No. 8 Illinois rode Brandon Paul's 28 points into the quarter-finals, where they will face the No. 1-seed Indiana Hoosiers.
No. 5 Michigan - No. 12 Penn State
Final Score: 83-66, Michigan advances
The Wolverines poured it on offensively, led by Trey Burkes 21 points.
No. 6 Iowa - No. 11 Northwestern
Final Score: 73-59, Iowa advances
Northwestern got off to a slow start, scoring only 22 first-half points and found themselves in too deep of a hole to climb out.
No. 7 Purdue - No. 10 Nebraska
Final Score: 57-55, Nebraska advances
Nebraska picks up their first Big Ten Tournament victory in a tight one over Purdue, the team that eliminated them last year.
Friday's Big Ten Schedule:
all times listed in CT
No. 1 Indiana - No. 8 Illinois
Tip-off: 11 a.m.
No. 4 Wisconsin - No. 5 Michigan
Tip-off: 1 p.m
No. 3 Michigan State - No. 6 Iowa
Tip-off: 8 p.m.
No. 2 Ohio State - No. 10 Nebraska
Tip-off: 5:30 p.m
Check out the updated bracket here:
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