Photos: Big Ten men's basketball tournament tips off in Chicago
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Photos: Big Ten men's basketball tournament tips off in Chicago

The Big Ten men's basketball tournament opened Wednesday with the Nebraska Cornhuskers defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 68-61 in the first game and the Illinois Fighting Illini beating the Northwestern Wildcats 74-69 in overtime to take the second game of tournament play at the United Center in Chicago. 

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Even though Wisconsin drew Pac-12 tournament champion Oregon in its NCAA opener and faces a potential second-round game with Big 12 regular-season co-champ Kansas State followed by a possible game against ACC regular-season co-champion Virginia in the Sweet 16, it just doesn't matter all that much because the Badgers were not placed in the same region as Duke.

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