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Wednesday Flakes Brings You The Big Ten Tournament

Tourney Time!

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NCAA Basketball: Minnesota at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament starts tonight. The Huskers take on the Gophers at 8:00pm tonight on BTN. The game will take place at the United Center in Chicago. Hopefully Nebraska can do a full 3-0 sweep of Minnesota to end the Gophers season. Sweeping the local schools seems to be a fun thing for Hoiberg’s crew this season.

The winner will take on Maryland tomorrow and loser will head home for the rest of the season. Well, unless the Huskers somehow make the NIT with an early exit from the Big Ten. That would be a longshot.

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Yellow Journalism

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