Big Ten Tournament: Northwestern and Wisconsin Meet in Semi’s

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Historic Season for Northwestern Continues

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers battle in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday at Verizon Center. Northwestern advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time in its history. It is also assured of its first NCAA Tournament bid in school history.

Oddsmakers opened Wisconsin as a 5-point favorite. The line is now at 4.5. The total opened at 122.5 last night and has climbed to 124.

Wisconsin was a 70-60 winner in Big Ten quarter finals matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers. They covered the -5.5-point spread as favorites.

Northwestern won its Big 10 quarterfinal matchup against the Maryland Terrapins. They covered in that game as a +1.5-point underdog. The Wildcats, who are 23-10 on the season, trailed by 10 points early in the second half. They came storming back to quieten a pro-Maryland. crowd The Terps played only 12 miles from campus. Northwestern beat Maryland for the first time since the Terps joined the Big Ten. The Wildcats had a run of 20-4 during the rally and are shooting 57.7 percent from the field in its first two games in the tournament.

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