Cowboys draw Michigan in Midwest Region of NCAA Tournament

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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Reds star Roberto Firmino an injury doubt for Burnley clash
Mar 12, 2017 - 01:10
Liverpool have only drawn a blank once at home in the league this season, while Burnley are scoring but conceding on the road. Liverpool are the clear favourites here at [1.25], and given Burnley's atrocious away record, that makes flawless sense.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea jumps on South Korean president's ouster, calling her a 'criminal'
Mar 12, 2017 - 01:09
One woman, who turned down CNN's request for an interview, said she "only had swear words to say about the Constitutional Court". She is accused of colluding with a friend into forcing big business to donate millions of euros into return for policy favours.

Weekend weather: Rain Saturday, partly sunny Sunday
Mar 12, 2017 - 01:07
Sunday night slight cloud cover builds in and lows cool to the mid-40s. A chance of snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers after 8pm.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police close German shopping centre over potential terror threat
Mar 12, 2017 - 01:04
Police officers and vans surrounded the mall - one of the biggest in Germany - Saturday afternoon, Reuters reported. Essen police said they were questioning a man and had searched his apartment in nearby Oberhausen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canadian judge who told rape victim to keep her "knees together" resigns
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:51
He also said, "pain and sex sometimes go together" and had referred to the complainant as " the accused ", court records show. The inquiry also heard from the female complainant, who said Camp's remarks had left her fending off suicidal thoughts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla boss weighs in to fix Australian power crisis
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:51
After this, Australian Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young joined the conversation, inviting Musk to a discussion on the matter. He's pledged to install at least 100 megawatt-hours of battery storage in 100 days or less.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nicki Minaj Releases 3 New Singles -- Is An Album Coming Soon?
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:49
She added: "It just bothers me that, this record that I put out, where it's literally picking apart a female, went so viral". She's using Nicki as a target, but the larger thing she's raging at is a rap game that she believes has gone soft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How NASA Found Chandrayaan-1 After Eight Years
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:49
The remote sensing lunar satellite had a mass of 1,380 kg (3,040 lb) at launch and 675 kg (1,488 lb) in lunar orbit. You probably remember Chandrayaan-1 as one of India's most ambitious missions at the time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Has $3255000 Position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:49
If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved fell -11.22% to end the day at $0.001. The company reported the earnings of $-0.1/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.15/share.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pope Open to Considering Married Men as Priests in Catholic Church
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:48
Pope Francis's comments definitely bring increased attention to the issue, but the debate over celibacy is nothing new. Pope Francis is considering allowing married men to become priests in the Catholic Church.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top RDU launches nonstop flight to San Francisco via Virgin America
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:47
Alaska/Virgin plans to add service on 13 new routes from San Francisco and San Jose in late summer and fall of this year. Meyer said that as Alaska Airlines continues to expand in California, Kansas City is a natural fit for that expansion.

House Oversight Committee questions White House about Trump's deleted tweets
Mar 11, 2017 - 00:47
He inherited the latter handle from former President Barack Obama when he took office. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the letter.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Planned Parenthood Says No to Trump's Offer
Mar 10, 2017 - 00:54
Even throughout his campaign, Trump's comparatively "open-minded" stance on Planned Parenthood was attributed to his daughter. The Kentucky House passed a bill Tuesday that attempts to make it more hard for Planned Parenthood to obtain federal funding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samuel L. Jackson slams trend of black British actors in American films
Mar 10, 2017 - 00:52
Jackson made headlines for his recent comments about black British actors being cast in African-American roles. But it's not just Kaluuya's casting Jackson took issue with, he also brought up David Oyelowo's turn as Dr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top At least 5 injured in 'rampage' axe attack in Germany
Mar 10, 2017 - 00:50
A spokesman for federal police says two suspected attackers were arrested after the attack that took place at about 9 p.m. As many as five people are reported to have been hurt, although the extent of their injuries is not yet known.