The 2017 Big Ten Conference Tournament continues Friday with quarterfinal action including No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 6 Northwestern. Here is your guide to stream the Big Ten Tournament live.
After enjoying a double-bye to start the Big Ten Tournament, the 25th-ranked Maryland basketball team will play Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Friday night.
The Northwestern-Maryland basketball matchup will round out Friday’s Big Ten basketball schedule approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of the Wisconsin-Michigan State game which starts at 6:30 p.m. ET. So in other words, prepare for the game to begin around 9:00 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
Northwestern advanced to play Maryland with Wednesday’s night victory over Rutgers, which included a colossal 31-0 Northwestern run in the first half.
With the dominating win against 14th-seeded Rutgers, Northwestern enhanced the chances of hearing their name called on Selection Sunday when the NCAA Tournament field of 68 is announced.
Below is the updated Big Ten Tournament bracket heading into Friday’s action:
There’s no place like home (Verizon Center)
Before this season, United Center in the city of Chicago and Indianapolis’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse served as the host of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. However, as always, things change in life, including the location the 2017 Big Ten Tournament.
The new host for this year’s conference tourney is in the heart of the nation’s capital at the Verizon Center, meaning Maryland will head south just 15 miles from the stunning University of Maryland campus.
Friday’s game will be the Terps second appearance at Verizon Center this season after a miraculous win against Georgetown in the second game of the regular season.
To refresh your memory, here is a video clip of the classic game:
Maryland overcame a nine-point deficit with just 4:25 remaining to complete the improbable comeback, silencing the critics who doubted Maryland after their incredulous victory over American in the season opener.
The Terrapins will also face Northwestern for the second time this season since Maryland traveled Evanston, Illinois and beat Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena, the home court of Northwestern basketball.
Maryland’s starting three freshmen overlooked in Big Ten awards
The Big Ten unveiled the annual all-conference team and player awards on Monday following the conclusion of the regular season. Maryland’s superstar Melo Trimble was named to the all-Big Ten first-team and senior Damonte Dodd was named an honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
The voting panel of Big Ten coaches and media members inexcusably refused to award the play of Maryland’s starting three freshmen players who clearly surpassed expectations and a major factor in the Terps compelling season.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon turned to Twitter to defend his three starting freshmen’s all-conference snub:
As a result, expect a galvanized and fired-up Turgeon to use the Big Ten’s 2017 awards snub as motivation as Maryland prepares for Northwestern Friday night.
How to watch Maryland vs Northwestern live stream
|Friday, Mar. 10
|Approx. 9:00 p.m. ET
|Big Ten Network