NEW YORK (AP) — When the Big Ten announced it would start playing its men's basketball tournament on the East Coast, the venue that made headlines was clear: Madison Square Garden.
From the start of the NIT in the late 1930s, to Knicks championships in the '70s and the birth of the Big East Tournament in the '80s, the Garden has as much history as it does nicknames.
Last season: 26-12, won Big Ten Tournament and reached NCAA Sweet 16.
Coach: John Beilein.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: G Derrick Walton, F D.J. Wilson, G-F Zak Irvin, F Mark Donnal.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan added a graduate transfer while waiting to find out if two players are going to keep their names in the NBA draft.
Coach John Beilein announced Tuesday that guard Jaaron Simmons will join the team after graduating from Ohio University. Simmons averaged 15.9 points and 6.5 assists last season, earning all-conference honors.