2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament PreviewThe Boilermakers enter as the Big Ten Tournament's top seed, but there will be plenty of competition at the Verizon Center in DC.
Minnesota Beats Illinois, 68-59
Minnesota Beats Northwestern, 70-66Amir Coffey scored 17 points.
Bernstein: Good For MinnesotaMinnesota fired football coach Tracy Claeys after his tone deaf position regarding a sexual assault investigation.
Minnesota Fires Coach Tracy ClaeysThis move comes not long after the program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault.
Baffoe: Minnesota Golden Gopher Protest Is Ironic, Not RighteousThese Minnesota Golden Gopher players aren't heroes for boycotting on behalf of football over alleged sexual assault.
Minnesota Beats Illinois, 40-17Rodney Smith rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Illinois Cruises Past Minnesota In Big Ten Tournament OpenerMichael Finke scored 17 points and made five 3-pointers in the Illini's 85-52 win.
Kendrick Nunn Scores 25 To Lead Illinois Past Minnesota, 84-71Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten) shot 73.9 percent from the field in the second half, using a 29-8 run to take control.
Northwestern Snaps Losing Streak With 82-58 Win Over MinnesotaTre Demps scored 23 points.
Illinois Surges Past Minnesota For 76-71 OT WinMalcolm Hill had 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Falzon Leads Northwestern Over Minnesota, 77-52Aaron Falzon tied his career-high with 20 points, and Tre Demps added 13.