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Painter discusses loss to Kansas in Sweet 16
Purdue head coach Matt Painter breaks down what went wrong in the Boilermakers' blowout loss to the Sweet 16.
Purdue bounced from NCAA tournament
Kansas routed Purdue in much the same way it did Michigan State last weekend, crushing the Boilers by 32 points in the Sweet Sixteen.
Beilein: 'Really proud' of Michigan team
Jon Beilein speaks with the media following Michigan's loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16.
Michigan's magical March ends in Sweet Sixteen
Michigan's sensational March run came to a close Thursday, the Wolverines edged by a point in a Sweet Sixteen loss to the Oregon Ducks.
How many Big Ten teams will make Elite Eight?
Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin all continue dancing in the Sweet Sixteen this week. Here's a look at who will advance to the Elite Eight.
Illini season ends in NIT loss to Central Florida
Illinois' 2016-17 campaign came to an end Wednesday night with a 68-58 loss to Central Florida in the NIT quarterfinals.
Podcast: Underwood arrives as Illini head coach
Interviews with Brad Underwood, Josh Whitman and Kendall Gill about the dawn of a new era of Illini basketball on the latest Big Ten Talk Podcast.
Underwood: 'This is an elite job with an elite history'
New Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood talks about the future of the Illini after being hired as coach.
Whitman: 'We have unlimited potential' at Illinois
CSNChicago.com Big Ten Writer Vinnie Duber talks with Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman about the hiring of new basketball coach Brad Underwood.
Talking with new Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood
New Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman stop by SportsTalk Live to discuss a new era of Illini basketball.
STL Podcast: Underwood, Whitman discuss Illini's future
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the death of Jerry Krause and new Illinois basketball coach Brad Underwood and athletic director Josh Whitman talk Illini hoops.
Five takeaways from Underwood's introduction
Here are five of the biggest takeaways from Monday's introduction of Brad Underwood as Illinois' new head men's basketball coach.
Illini coach Brad Underwood goes 1-on-1 with Kelly Crull
New Illini coach Brad Underwood goes 1-on-1 with CSN's Kelly Crull to talk about the quick process of getting hired, and his high goals for the program.
SportsTalk Live: Collins reacts to Northwestern's season
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins joins SportsTalk Live to talk about the Wildcats' remarkable season.
SportsTalk Live: Illini introduce Brad Underwood as coach
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the Illini's hiring of Brad Underwood as coach.
STL: Would Northwestern have won if goaltending was called?
Would Northwestern have won if goaltending was called? The SportsTalk Live panel debates.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Chris Collins joins show to reflect on Northwestern's season
Northwestern head basketball coach Chris Collins joins SportsTalk Live to reflect on Northwestern's magical season, and what lies ahead for the Wildcats.
Brad Underwood introduced as Illinois men's basketball coach
Hear from Brad Underwood as he's introduced as Illinois' men's basketball coach on Monday afternoon.
Brad Underwood dreaming big as new Illini coach
New Illinois head basketball coach Brad Underwood was introduced Monday and explained his hopes and thoughts for the program moving forward.
Big Ten riding high with three in Sweet Sixteen
It might've looked like a mediocre year in the Big Ten, but with the national championship just two weeks away, is any conference in a better spot?
Kansas too much as Michigan State bounced from tourney
Michigan State got as close as a point in the second half, but top-seeded Kansas blew past the Spartans from there as Tom Izzo's team was ousted from the NCAA tournament.
Lumpkin: 'It's been an amazing ride'
Northwestern players reflect on the team's historic season, and the direction the program is going in.
Underwood gives Illini basketball a new identity
Just like he did when he hired Lovie Smith to helm the football program, Josh Whitman gave Illinois basketball a brand new identity by hiring Brad Underwood.
Watch: Beilein uses super soaker in celebration
Michigan head coach John Beilein entered the locker room for the postgame celebration armed with a super soaker.
Michigan stays hot, advances to Sweet Sixteen
Michigan won its seventh straight game, taking down second-seeded Louisville in the NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Painter discusses Sweet 16 berth after win over Iowa State
Purdue coach Matt Painter discusses his team's win over Iowa State on Saturday night.
Cats see dream season as building block
In the wake of its NCAA tournament exit, Northwestern was already getting questions about how good next season could be.
Lumpkin reflects on Cats' incredible journey
Sanjay Lumpkin played his final college game Saturday, but the senior was all smiles in talking about Northwestern's rise to relevancy.
Lindsey on comeback: 'We're not quitters'
Northwestern basketball wing Scottie Lindsey talks about the team's resilience.
Northwestern players reflect on successful season
Northwestern players talk about what they'll remember most from a historic season.
Fast Break Morning Update: Northwestern's magical season ends
In today's edition of the Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern's magical season came to an end while the Blackhawks beat the Maple Leafs in overtime.
Purdue beats Iowa State to move to Sweet Sixteen
Purdue is heading to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2010 after beating Iowa State in a nail-biting finish.
Cats proved they can run with the big dogs
Even though Northwestern lost in the NCAA tournament, a second-half surge proved it's a relevant program that can hang with the best.
Late sequence proved costly for Cats
Northwestern was within five points of top-seeded Gonzaga, but a missed goaltend and a technical foul on Chris Collins turned the game late.
Vic Law: 'We came out kinda dead'
Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh discuss Northwestern's early struggles and wild comeback after their loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.
Collins: 'We'll be a different team next year'
Chris Collins discusses what he'll remember from a successful season and looks ahead to the future.
Collins has epic reaction to NCAA's missed call statement
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins was not pleased when he was read the NCAA's statement on a missed goaltending call in the second half.
Collins: 'The story of the game was the first half'
Chris Collins discusses Northwestern's close loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
NCAA admits refs screwed up in Northwestern loss
The NCAA released a statement following Northwestern's loss Saturday admitting that officials missed a late goaltend.
Cats' first-ever tourney trip ends in second-round loss
Northwestern's first-ever visit to the NCAA tournament came to an end Saturday in a second-round loss to Gonzaga in Salt Lake City.
Hayes: 'They can't calculate heart'
Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes talks about how seeding doesn't matter.
Gard on upset: 'Seeds don't matter'
Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard discusses his team's huge upset over defending champion Villanova.
Wisconsin upsets No. 1 overall seed Villanova
The Badgers advanced to their fourth straight Sweet Sixteen with a gargantuan upset of the defending national champions on Saturday afternoon.
Illini hire Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood
Illinois' coaching search wrapped up in a week, the Fighting Illini making Oklahoma State's Brad Underwood the team's newest head coach.
Big Ten NCAA tournament roundup: Friday
Two Big Ten teams were in NCAA tournament action on Friday. Here's a look at those games.
Collins: 'There's a confidence and a belief that we belong'
Northwestern players and coaches talk about their confidence heading into Saturday's date with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Collins: It's important to get Vic Law established early
Chris Collins talks about Vic Law's play and how to get him easier shots.
Can Vic Law be Cats' biggest difference-maker?
After a quiet game against Vanderbilt, can Vic Law score in bunches against Gonzaga and help Northwestern advance to the Sweet Sixteen?
Cats fans have Zags expecting road atmosphere
With the large amount of Northwestern fans in Salt Lake City for the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga is expecting a road atmosphere for Saturday's game.
Greenstein: Northwestern has 'big hill to climb' vs. Gonzaga
The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein joined the SportsTalk Live panel to discuss Northwestern's upcoming game against Gonzaga.
Confident Cats say bring on Gonzaga
Northwestern has been a mighty confident group all season, and that's not changing, even with top-seeded Gonzaga up next in the NCAA tournament.
Big Ten NCAA tournament roundup: Thursday
Four other Big Ten teams not named Northwestern were in NCAA tournament action Thursday. Here's how they fared.
Turgeon: 'I thought the better team won'
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon talks about his team's loss to Xavier on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Gard: 'Really proud for how (our guys) battled'
Badgers head coach Greg Gard talks about Wisconsin's win over Virginia Tech on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Painter: 'This was a huge win for us'
Purdue head coach Matt Painter discusses his team's win over Vermont on Thursday in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament.
Fast Break Morning Update: Wildcats beat Dores to move on
In today's Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern is moving on in the NCAA Tournament after their win over Vanderbilt.
Fast Break Morning Update: Northwestern advances with win over Vanderbilt
In today's Fast Break Morning Update, Northwestern is moving on in the NCAA Tournament after their win over Vanderbilt.
Collins on Northwestern's toughness and character
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about the team's mentality entering the tournament.
Bryant McIntosh has his own NCAA tournament moment
With NCAA tournament legend Bryce Drew on the sideline, Indiana native Bryant McIntosh had his own memorable tournament moment for Northwestern.
Dererk Pardon plays hero for Cats at free-throw line
Dererk Pardon hasn't been good from the free-throw line this season, but he hit six clutch foul shots down the stretch to help Northwestern advance.
SportsTalk Live: Can Northwestern beat Gonzaga?
The SportsTalk Live panel breaks down the Northwestern-Gonzaga game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Cats advance with help of late Vandy foul
One play rarely determines a game's outcome by itself, but Vanderbilt's last-second foul in Thursday's game sure benefited Northwestern.
Lumpkin, Taphorn talk about Northwestern's tourney win
Northwestern seniors Nathan Taphorn and Sanjay Lumpkin talk about the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament win against Vanderbilt.
McIntosh, Law, Lindsey talk about crazy ending to game
Bryant McIntosh was fouled intentionally when the Wildcats trailed in the final minute of the NCAA Tournament game. McIntosh talks about the foul and teammates Vic Law and Scottie Lindsey talk about his...
Lindsey on experience of first tournament game
Northwestern's Scottie Lindsey talks about what playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time felt like.
McIntosh: 'It was a dream come true'
Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh talks about the Wildcats' first round NCAA Tournament win against Vanderbilt.
Vic Law: 'It felt like a true home game for us'
Northwestern guard Vic Law talked about the team's first round win against Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament.
How Cats got classic March Madness win
Playing in its first-ever NCAA tournament game, Northwestern edged Vanderbilt in a quintessential March Madness contest.
Chris Collins: 'A special day for our team, our program'
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks after the team won its first game in the NCAA Tournament.
SportsTalk Live: Northwestern wins first NCAA Tourney game
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Northwestern's win over Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament.
Northwestern wins first NCAA tournament game
Northwestern sweated out a nail-biter in Utah, edging Vanderbilt for its first-ever NCAA tournament win in its first-ever NCAA tournament game.
With win, Cats will face Zags in second round
Gonzaga started slow but beat South Dakota State in the first round Thursday, setting up a potential second-round showdown with Northwestern.
Rumors fly around Illini's head-coaching search
As the college-basketball coaching carousel continues to spin, rumors continue to fly about the open head-coaching job at Illinois.
Tom Crean out at Indiana
Tom Crean's nine-season tenure at Indiana came to a close Thursday, when the school announced his dismissal as head basketball coach.
Collins a national coach of the year finalist
After taking Northwestern to the NCAA tournament for the first time, Chris Collins is one of four finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award.
We're not so different you and I: Cats, Dores similar squads
When Northwestern and Vanderbilt meet Thursday in the NCAA tournament, they'll look across the court and see a lot of themselves in their opponent.
What will Northwestern do in the NCAA Tournament?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses what Northwestern will do in the NCAA Tournament.
Lindsey: Big Ten tourney 'was a confidence-builder for me'
Northwestern's Scottie Lindsey talks about his big week in D.C. and what it did leading into the NCAA tournament.
Law: All 'I knew about this program is finally coming true'
Northwestern's Vic Law talks about making the right decision to attend NU and how far the program has come.
Taphorn: 'Why would we come all this way and just go home?'
Northwestern's Nathan Taphorn talks about the Wildcats arriving at the NCAA tournament.
When Chris Collins met Clark the Cub
Chris Collins and Bryce Drew will coach against one another in the NCAA tournament. They also both met Clark the Cubs during the World Series.
How Chris Collins used to fill out his bracket
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins shared a great story Wednesday of how he used to fill out his NCAA tournament bracket when he was a kid.
Lindsey back at the right time for Northwestern
After recovering from a midseason illness, Scottie Lindsey had three big games at the Big Ten Tournament, boding well for his play in the NCAA tournament.
Collins on Cats' tourney goals: 'You want to stay a while'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins talks about his team arriving at the NCAA tournament.
Vic Law proving he was right to pick Northwestern
Vic Law was the recruit that got things started for Chris Collins. And with Northwestern in the NCAA tournament, he's showing he made the right choice.
Bryant McIntosh: 'We're not just satisfied to be here'
Northwestern players Bryant McIntosh and Sanjay Lumpkin talk about the Wildcats arriving at the NCAA tournament.
'Why would we come all this way and just go home?'
Northwestern reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time is a big story. But arriving at March Madness, the Cats don't want that story to end yet.
Illini blow out Valparaiso in NIT
Illinois might not have a head coach just days after John Groce was fired, but it's moving on in the NIT after crushing Valparaiso.
Podcast: Cats preparing for first NCAA tournament
CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco discuss Northwestern's inaugural invitation to the NCAA tournament and much more. 
Can Badgers still make an NCAA tournament run?
Getting a lower-than-expected seed and a potential second-round draw against Villanova, is a tournament run still possible for Wisconsin?
In the Loop: Jordan Ash reacts to making NCAA Tournament
Jordan Ash reacts to Northwestern making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history.
In the Loop: Pound the Rock, a deeper meaning in Evanston
In the Loop: Pound the Rock, a deeper meaning in Evanston
In the Loop: Previewing Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt
Luke Stuckmeyer and Will Perdue break down Northwestern's matchup against Vanderbilt.
In the Loop: Kendall Gill, Will Perdue make NCAA picks
Kendall Gill and Will Perdue make their NCAA March Madness picks.
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Northwestern's chances against Vanderbilt
In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel talks about Northwestern's chances of beating Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament.
SportsTalk Live: Kendall Gill on Illini basketball
Illini alum Kendall Gill joins SportsTalk Live to talk about the state of the team's basketball program.
SportsTalk Live: Northwestern headed to NCAA Tournament
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Northwestern going to the NCAA Tournament.
How much noise can Big Ten make in Big Dance?
It's been an interesting year for the Big Ten. How much noise can the conference make in the NCAA tournament? Hree's a team-by-team look.
In the Loop: Crazy 8 seeds
With Northwestern being named a No. 8 seed, In the Loop counts down the other eight seeds who made noise in the NCAA Tournament.
In the Loop: Luke Donald happy about his Wildcats
PGA golfer Luke Donald joined In the Loop to discuss Northwestern's first NCAA Tournament bid ever.
Chris Collins: 'I know our guys are excited'
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about the team's bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Collins: I really wanted this group of guys to do it
Chris Collins talks about getting the Northwestern players to believe in making the tournament for the first time in school history.
Cats looking to make a run in NCAA tournament
It was nearly an eight-decade wait for Northwestern to make the NCAA tournament. But the Cats want more than just a participation trophy.
Mission accomplished for Chris Collins and Cats
Chris Collins set out to turn Northwestern into a relevant, winning program. After making the NCAA tournament for the first time, consider that mission accomplished.
Illini will take on Valparaiso in NIT
Illinois will play in this season's NIT, the first game coming just three days after head coach John Groce was fired.
Kaplan: Illini have plenty to offer to coaching candidates
The Illinois coaching job is one of the more attractive ones on the college basketball market. David Kaplan looks at who the Illini might hire.
Northwestern goes crazy after NCAA Tournament announcement
Watch as Northwestern players, coaches and fans go crazy after hearing they are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
Big Ten places seven teams on NCAA tournament bracket
The Big Ten will be represented by seven squads in this season's NCAA tournament. Here are the matchups.
Holy meow! Northwestern is going dancing
First it was the Cubs breaking their World Series drought, now it's Northwestern making the NCAA tournament for the first time ever.
Wildcats have epic reaction after receiving tournament berth
Northwestern players, coaches and fans went crazy after receiving the school's first NCAA Tournament berth ever. 
Michigan wins Big Ten Tournament title
After being involved in a scary aborted takeoff Wednesday, Michigan won four times in four days to win the Big Ten Tournament title.
Big Ten Tournament title game preview
The Big Ten Tournament concludes Sunday with a bout between Wisconsin and Michigan in the nation's capital. Here's a look at the game.
Can the Illini return to the glory days?
Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman fired John Groce on Saturday and now has one mission: to return the program to its gory days.
McIntosh: 'We didn't do a very good job of sharing the ball'
Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh talks about Wisconsin's defensive ability in the loss to the Badgers.
Collins: 'We just never could get in a rhythm'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins talks about his team's performance in a lopsided loss to Wisconsin.
Collins: Hopefully 'we see our name called'
Northwestern basketball head coach Chris Collins discusses Selection Sunday ahead of what should be the program's first bid in history.
Law: 'We ultimately played satisfied'
Northwestern wing Vic Law discusses the team's loss to Wisconsin to end their Big 10 run.
Lindsey on Big 10 Tournament: 'I think we did great'
Northwestern wing Scottie Lindsey discusses his team's nice run in the Big 10 Tournament.
Whitman: The future for Illinois basketball is bright'
Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman discusses the future of the program and the firing of head basketball coach John Groce.
Groce: 'Everything falls on me'
Former Illinois basketball head coach addresses the media after being fired.
Cats bounced from Big Ten tourney, but Big Dance awaits
Northwestern was blown out of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday, but there's still a more important tournament to come for the Cats.
Cats' offense goes silent in loss to Badgers
After back-to-back great offensive showings in D.C., Northwestern went ice cold against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament semis.
John Groce out as Illini head coach
Illinois athletics director Josh Whitman announced Saturday that head basketball coach John Groce has been relieved of his duties.
Michigan advances to Big Ten tourney title game
Michigan won for the third time in three days, besting Minnesota on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game.
Big Ten Tournament Day 4 preview
The Big Ten Tournament will have two title-game participants by the end of Saturday's games. Here's a preview of Day 4 in D.C.
Cats, Badgers to meet in Big Ten tourney semifinal
Northwestern beat Wisconsin up in Madison back in February. The two square off in a Big Ten Tournament rematch Saturday.
Northwestern gets Maryland monkey off its back
Northwestern finally beat Maryland on Friday night, and the Cats' first win over the Terps couldn't have come on a bigger stage.
Bryant McIntosh: 'Just go out and be us, be a great team'
Northwestern point guard Bryant McIntosh reacts after the team's win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament.
Vic Law: 'We want to win a Big Ten title'
Northwestern forward Vic Law reacts following the team's win over Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament.
Cats soaring to new heights: 'We're here to win'
Northwestern scored a huge victory over Maryland on Friday, the latest example of how this group of Cats is different from all the others.
Collins: 'It's just been an honor coaching this group'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins discusses the honor it's been coaching his team after they shocked Maryland in the Big 10 Tournament.
Cats advance to Big Ten Tournament semis
Northwestern got one of its biggest wins of the season, besting Maryland to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.
Wisconsin bounces Indiana from Big Ten tourney
Wisconsin played terrific defense and knocked down 10 3-pointers to eliminate Indiana from the Big Ten Tournament.
Richard Pitino: 'We've got a pretty special story, too'
Minnesota players and coach Richard Pitino talk about the big win over Michigan State in Day 3 of the Big Ten Tournament.
STL: Should the Illini get rid of John Groce?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses John Groce's scorching hot seat.
Izzo: 'I was disappointed today'
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo discusses his disappointment with his young team following a loss to Minnesota.
Gophers want you to know: 'We're not done yet'
Minnesota continued its remarkable turnaround with a Big Ten Tournament win over Michigan State. And it feels like it's not done yet.
Tom Izzo laments freshmen's approach to March
Tom Izzo voiced his disappointment in his young team's understanding of March basketball after an early Big Ten Tournament exit.
Purdue's Isaac Haas: 'Every game could be your last game'
Purdue's Isaac Haas reflects on his team's loss to Michigan in the Big 10 Tournament.
Minnesota takes down March power Michigan State
Minnesota's impressive turnaround continued with a Big Ten Tournament win over Michigan State, something that's hard to do in March.
Michigan embracing 'the fun of a run'
Michigan's riding high and has tons of momentum after two huge Big Ten Tournament wins — and the Wolverines want to keep it going.
Michigan upsets top-seeded Purdue
Michigan marched on in the Big Ten Tournament, upsetting top-seeded Purdue in overtime to advance to the semifinals.
Bob Knight: 'I hope they're all dead'
Bobby Knight told Dan Patrick on Friday that he's never going back to Indiana and that he hopes the school's former administrators are all dead.
Why didn't Nathan Taphorn pass to Charlie Hall?
In a humorous moment after Northwestern's win, Charlie Hall grilled Nathan Taphorn for not passing him the ball on the final possession.
Law: 'It felt like we were clicking on all cylinders'
Northwestern wing Vic Law discusses his performance in the Wildcats' blowout win over Rutgers.
Collins: I'm 'just really proud of my team tonight'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins discusses his team's big win over Rutgers in the Big 10 Tournament.
Big Ten Tournament Day 3 preview
The conference's four best teams play for the first time this week as the Big Ten Tournament marches on in the nation's capital.
'Everything seemed to be working' in Cats' win
We knew Northwestern could do it with defense, but Thursday night the Cats blew away Rutgers with some offensive firepower.
Massive 31-0 first-half run propels to win over Rutgers
Northwestern went on a monster 31-0 run in the first half to fuel a blowout win over Rutgers in the Big Ten Tournament.
STL: Should Illinois keep John Groce?
The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Illini should keep men's basketball coach John Groce around for another season.
Indiana bursts Iowa's NCAA tournament bubble
Indiana turned in a dominant performance Thursday, nearly scoring 100 points in a blowout win over Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan becomes Big Ten tourney's sentimental favorite
After going through a harrowing flight ordeal Wednesday, Michigan finally made it to D.C. and became everyone's sentimental favorite.
Beilein: 'It's been an incredible 24 hours'
Michigan head coach John Beilein discusses the wild day his team has had after an impressive victory over Illinois.
Abrams: 'The future's always bright for the Illini'
Illinois senior point guard Tracy Abrams talks about the team's future after a 20-point loss to Michigan in the first round of the Big 10 Tournament.
Michigan State gets its revenge on Penn State
Penn State beat Michigan State in the teams' first meeting this season, but the Spartans made sure there'd be no repeat of that outcome with a blowout win.
Decision time on John Groce's future with Illini
John Groce touted his program's cultural successes after a blowout loss, but will a lack of on-court results mean his time is up in Champaign?
Despite loss, Groce liked what Illini did at season's end
John Groce talks about the Illini's 75-55 loss to Michigan on Thursday.
Michigan scorches Illini in Big Ten Tournament
A day after being involved in a scary airplane situation, Michigan stepped off the plane, put on practice jerseys and throttled Illinois.
Welsh-Ryan Arena renovations already underway
The Wildcats just closed out Welsh-Ryan Arena four days ago, but the renovations on their home court are already underway.
Michigan finally makes it to Washington
Michigan finally made it to D.C., but the Wolverines will be wearing practice jerseys for their game against Illinois, delayed 20 minutes.
Pikiell: 'We learned how to compete this year'
Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell talks about the team's 66-57 win over Ohio State on Wednesday night.
Big Ten Tournament Day 2 preview
Illinois and Northwestern will play as the Big Ten Tournament marches on in Washington. Here's a look at the day's games.
Steve Pikiell sees Rutgers on Northwestern-esque mission
After Rutgers' first Big Ten Tournament win, Steve Pikiell pointed out that Thursday opponent Northwestern has been on a mission, one he'd like to be on, too.
Thad Matta upset vote of confidence was necessary
Thad Matta's Buckeyes lost to Rutgers on Wednesday night, but the head coach was irritated that his athletics director was required to give him a vote of confidence earlier in the day.
Rutgers gets first-ever Big Ten Tournament win
Rutgers bested Ohio State on Wednesday night, getting its first-ever Big Ten Tournament win and advancing to take on Northwestern.
Illini to face just-arriving Michigan team in Thursday game
Illinois' Thursday opponent in the Big Ten Tournament, Michigan, will arrive in Washington just a few hours before tipoff.
Could Penn State upset Michigan State again?
Patrick Chambers thought Wednesday's win over Nebraska was a major breakthrough for Penn State, so imagine what a win Thursday would mean.
Tim Miles receives vote of confidence: 'I'm back!'
Nebraska athletics director sent a tweet supporting Tim Miles, the right move even if it came minutes after the Huskers' season ended.
Penn State starts Big Ten tourney with OT win over Nebraska
Penn State kicked off the Big Ten Tournament with an overtime win over Nebraska, setting up a chance for another upset of Michigan State.
Michigan team plane damaged as takeoff aborted
Michigan's flight to Washington for the Big Ten Tournament had to be aborted due to high winds, and the plane slid off the runway.
Bo Ryan one of three Big Ten names in latest Hall of Fame class
Wisconsin's Bo Ryan, Purdue's Rick Mount and Indiana's Scott May were all named to the latest College Basketball Hall of Fame class.
Thad Matta gets vote of confidence from Ohio State AD
Thad Matta doesn't seem to be going anywhere after Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith gave Matta a vote of confidence Wednesday.
Big Ten Tournament Day 1 preview
The Big Ten Tournament starts Wednesday in Washington. Here's a look at the day's games.
Lindsey, Law will decide how far Cats go in March
If Northwestern is going to make a run in this month's tournaments, it will need Scottie Lindsey and Vic Law to return to form.
Collins: Northwestern feeling confident moving forward
Hear what Chris Collins had to say about his Northwestern team heading into the Big Ten Tournament.
Collins wants Wildcats to 'stay the course'
Chris Collins discusses what he's telling his team about taking their shots and not forcing anything as conference tournament season begins.
Fast Break Buy or Sell: Northwestern basketball
We're playing a fun game of Buy or Sell involving Northwestern basketball!
Turgeon complains about lack of Terps on All-Freshman Team
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the lack of any Terps on the conference's All-Freshman Team.
Could Illini, Iowa still make the NCAA tournament?
There's going to be some unexpected drama at the Big Ten Tournament, as Illinois and Iowa are still somehow on the NCAA tournament bubble.
If you have to pick a Big Ten tourney favorite, pick Purdue
Though this is one of the more wide-open Big Ten Tournaments in recent memory, there's a favorite to be picked, and it's the Purdue Boilermakers.
SportsTalk Live: Welsh-Ryan Arena was rocking in finale
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the turn out at the Welsh-Ryan Arena finale.
SportsTalk Live: Will John Groce return to Illini next year?
Will John Groce return to the Illini next season? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
Chris Collins thinks he's the best shooter on Northwestern
On The Dan Patrick Show on Monday, Northwestern coach Chris Collins said that he is the best shooter on the team.
STL Podcast: Is Northwestern now a basketball school?
In the latest SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel debates if Northwestern is now a basketball school.
The Cats' best shooter? Chris Collins says he is
When asked who was Northwestern's best shooter during an interview on "The Dan Patrick Show," Chris Collins' response was easy: Chris Collins.
Check out the Big Ten's all-conference honorees
The Big Ten announced it's all-conference selections and other end-of-season award winners Monday.
Richard Pitino named Big Ten Coach of the Year
Richard Pitino's remarkable turnaround earned him Big Ten Coach of the Year honors on Monday, when the conference handed out its end-of-season awards.
Caleb Swanigan named Big Ten Player of the Year
Purdue's Caleb Swanigan was named the Big Ten Player of the Year on Monday, a well-earned award after a dominant regular season in which he tallied 25 double-doubles.
Izzo on Big Ten tourney: 'I think the tournament is wide open'
Tom Izzo said Monday that this year's Big Ten Tournament is as wide open as it's ever been, a seemingly accuarate assessment.
Collins: 'I think we're confident' heading into postseason
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins and point guard Bryant McIntosh talk about how the team is playing heading into the postseason.
Podcast: Previewing the Big Ten Tournament
CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco take a look at the favorites, point out some sleepers and make their predictions for the Big Ten Tournament.
Report: Illini to play New Mexico State at United Center
Illinois will reportedly take on New Mexico State in next season's trip to the United Center.
Big Ten poll update: Purdue climbs up to No. 13
Purdue jumped to No. 13 and Wisconsin and Maryland were ranked 24th and 25th, respectively, when the new AP poll was released Monday.
Report: Northwestern, Oklahoma set home-and-home
According to a Monday report, Northwestern will start a home-and-home series with Oklahoma next season.
Here's the 2017 Big Ten Tournament bracket
With the regular season in the books, here's a look at the finalized bracket for this season's edition of the Big Ten Tournament.
Northwestern confident as postseason arrives
Though coming in a loss, Northwestern turned in another strong performance, giving it confidence heading into the postseason.
Wisconsin stops slide with big win over Minnesota
Wisconsin ended a nigtmarish losing stretch with a double-digit win over Minnesota, which entered on an eight-game winning streak.
Cats edged by Purdue in regular-season finale
Welsh-Ryan Arena was rocking in the regular-season finale, but Northwestern was edged by the Big Ten's best in a Purdue win.
Illini's tournament bubble likely bursts
Illinois' late-season run to the NCAA tournament bubble came to a screeching halt with a loss at Rutgers in the regular-season finale.
Collins: We want our program in a position to keep climbing
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about how the team is moving on from the win against Michigan and playing for seeding in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments.
Mike Hart returns to Big Ten as Indiana assistant
Mike Hart, Michigan's all-time leading rusher, made his official return to the conference Friday, announced as the new running backs coach at Indiana.
Jim Phillips named to NCAA tournament selection committee
Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips was one of three new members named to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee on Friday.
Cats' football players try to recreate epic hoops moment
A day after Northwestern's epic hoops win, a couple football players attempted to recreate the game-winning play. It didn't go too well.