Cowboys draw Michigan in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament

All of a sudden though, everything seems to be right for Wisconsin.

The Badgers showed strong signs of recovering from their late-season swoon until the second half of Sunday's Big Ten title game, when No. 2 seed Wisconsin fell apart on offense en route to a 71-56 loss to No. 8 seed MI.

Myles Powell scored 17 points and capped a 17-2 second-half spurt with an unusual 3-pointer as defending champion Seton Hall continued its good play at Madison Square Garden with an 82-76 win over Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on Thursday.

The simple truth is that if you're expecting to be a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, you are hoping the selection committee perceives MI as a No. 6 or buries them in an 8/9 game. The Badgers fell to upstart MI, 71-56 on Sunday. Forward Nigel Hayes and Koenig in particular played important roles on teams that went to consecutive Final Fours in 2014 and 2015. It was exactly the kind of bounce that eluded his team during a late-season stretch of five losses in six games. After a nerve wracking Selection Show, we can now confirm that the streak is OFFICIALLY alive and the Spartans are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th straight year. "Because now they have this, like, 'We nearly died" type of thing. So that timeout was 'Guys, we're not going to yell at each other.

In its first ever Big Ten Tournament semifinal, Northwestern fell flat in a major way. Colthorp hasn't let up just because he now is on the news staff at WDIV-TV in Detroit.

Northwestern (23-11) lost for the seventh time in the last 12 games, but Chris Collins isn't concerned. "I love Northwestern. I love the people, community, the fans". He can do so many things at the defensive end of the floor.And Davon Reed is an All-Conference defensive player. The women's conference tournaments finished up almost a week ago for the most part so most of the teams in the field won't have played for almost two weeks. "There weren't any radical changes, anything outside the box", said Wisconsin Coach Greg Gard of his team's late-season slump, which included a 64-58 loss to MI on February 16.

Costly trips, in more ways than one: Because the Big Ten now consists of 14 schools scattered around the East and Midwest, you wonder how many plane flights will be needed to transfer the various teams to and from away games as opposed to taking a bus for a much shorter trip, as was the case more often when the league consisted of 10 Midwestern schools.

MI held a 33-32 lead, then took control in the second half.

"We don't take any of this", Wilson said, "really, for granted". "We got bent sideways a little bit offensively".

"We're going dancing on Friday, a very exciting day for our Hurricane basketball family", UM coach Jim Larranaga shouted into a microphone.

"I'll always take that".

Then they coughed up a 16-point lead Saturday against Minnesota, but kept enough poise to bounce back and win 84-77.

And Happ finally found his range at the free-throw line. Showalter had eight points in the run and Hayes had a basket and made 1 of 2 free throws. I put in a lot of time.

"We [got] two points on our first 10 possessions of the second half", coach Greg Gard said.

MI has a 24-20 lead at the second media timeout of the half.

"This is March. We want to be playing our best basketball in March", wing Zak Irvin said. The lead never got under 20 again and swelled to as much as 33 at 74-41.

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