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Posted on March 12th, 2016 in 2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jennifer Brugh | @JenniferRBrugh Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The winning coach had his head in his hands. When the final horn sounded and there was no more grinding left to be done, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo turned his back on his team’s celebration, faced away from the court at Bankers Life …

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Posted on March 12th, 2016 in 2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, Student Work by ztwagner

By Jennifer Brugh | @JenniferRBrugh Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – The third-seeded Maryland Terrapins set a single-game scoring record in their 97-86 victory over Nebraska in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament Friday night. But don’t be fooled by the final score. The 11-point margin did not reflect the control Maryland established for …

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Posted on March 7th, 2016 in 2016 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, Student Work by fgogola

By Emily Kennedy | @Emily_AKennedy Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — As confetti began to cover the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the embraces had already begun. Maryland Terrapins Malina Howard and Brionna Jones hugged. Tierney Pfirman and Kristen Confroy had locked hands in celebration. In the championship game of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s …

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Posted on March 5th, 2016 in 2016 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, Student Work by fgogola

By Emily Kennedy | @Emily_AKennedy Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — There is a reason that the Maryland Terrapins became the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and lifted a trophy signifying the regular-season championship. Maryland’s depth, a signature throughout what could be a second consecutive Big Ten championship season, became …

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