Purdue's women nearly pulled off a huge upset in South Bend, but fell to Notre Dame 88-82 in overtime on Sunday. Two other conference teams advanced, as Ohio State will face the Irish and Maryland plays Oregon in Sweet 16 action this weekend.
The Good Guys escaped a determined Iowa State team to advance to the Sweet 16, joining Michigan and Wisconsin as second-round winners. It's the ninth straight year the conference has sent two or more teams to the regionals; will it be the fourth time in five years the Big Tenteen is represented in the regional finals?
Purdue expelled three football players in the wake of sexual assault allegations last fall. No criminal charges were filed but within about five months of the date of the alleged incident, Purdue has cut ties with the student-athletes in question.
Four of six favored Big Tenteen teams advanced to the NCAA 2nd round, joined by 9-seed Michigan State; the Good Guys are the one favored team in the quintet that kicks off play at 2:40 Saturday when Wisconsin plays defending champion Villanova.
Despite midseason predictions to the contrary, the Big Tenteen sent a normal-sized group of teams to the Big Dance. Here's our guide for whom to watch (when the Good Guys aren't on, of course), when and why.