For the second consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish are Big Ten Hockey Tournament Champions. The Irish secured the trophy and an NCAA Championship berth with a 3-2 win over Penn State.
The Eagles' bid for back-to-back state titles comes up short in the finals, falling to Silver Creek, 52-49, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. CMA finishes the season 24-4.
Arike Ogunbowale scored 23 points and teammate Jessica Shepard had a double-double as No. 3 Notre Dame, the No. 1 seed in the Chicago Region, began defense of its NCAA championship with a 92-50 victory over No. 16-seed Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout.
Michigan State is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015 after rolling past Minnesota 70-50 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.