Source: Big Ten tourney going to D.C. in ‘17
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Big Ten Conference men’s basketball tournament is headed to the East Coast in three years.
The league is going to make it official today that its 2017 tournament will be held at Washington’s Verizon Center, according to a person familiar with the plans.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
Maryland and Rutgers are set to join the Big Ten next season.
Carter-Williams wins NBA’s rookie award
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams has something to show for being a bright spot in a dismal season for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Carter-Williams won the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award on Monday after becoming only the third player since 1950-51 to lead all rookies in scoring (16.7), rebounding (6.3) and assists (6.2). Oscar Robertson (1960-61) and Alvan Adams (1975-76) were the others.
Despite the performance of their dynamic guard, the Sixers were awful this season. They were 19-73 and tied an NBA record by losing 26 straight games.
Carter-Williams received 104 of a possible 124 first-place votes. IU product Victor Oladipo of the Orlando Magic finished second and Trey Burke of the Utah Jazz was third.