History[ edit ] The network's foundation traces back tofollowing negotiations between the Big Ten and ESPN on an extension of the conference's broadcast contract with the network. With three years remaining in the existing deal, the conference sought a significant increase in rights fees. The network was positioned to be the first ever cable channel dedicated to a single collegiate conference. Original logo used from to The network aired its first live telecasts two days later on September 1, which included a football game between Appalachian State and Michigan — the game gained national attention for its upset victory; being the first win by a Division I FCS team over a ranked Division I FBS team since Division I was split into two subdivisions by the NCAA in
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Payton Pritchard scored 19 points, Kenny Wooten protected the rim with four blocks and 12th-seeded Oregon extended its surprising March run by beating No.
Happ finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds — both below his season averages of He also finished the night with a game-worst plus-minus rating.
Without him playing at his best, the Badgers simply didn't have enough to counter Oregon's diversified attack. The Ducks have now won nine straight games, outscoring their opponents by nearly 18 points a game and holding them to Their first-round win over Wisconsin pretty much followed that same script — with an point victory and the Badgers shooting only Wooten's high-wire act has easily been the most entertaining thing about an otherwise low-wattage affair.
The Ducks are shooting The only player who's shown any semblance of offensive explosiveness so far is Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, who's scored 12 points and continuing the kind of play that earned him Pac Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
It ended up being Wisconsin's ball but Amin gave it a good fight.
Pretty much symptomatic of a game fought more between the tackles than the baselines, so far.