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Rejoice, basketball fans. BTN is dedicating Friday’s programming to men’s basketball. Starting at 10 a.m. E.T., we’re re-airing a trio of exciting 2011-12 games, including Indiana’s memorable upset of No. 1 Kentucky, all of which precede a marathon of our award-winning “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012,” which tips off at 3:30 p.m.

And to top it all off, at 9 p.m., Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson bring you “Big Ten Basketball Report: NBA Draft Preview.” The 30-minute show includes interviews with some of the Big Ten’s top draft entrants and also will provide an inside look at the draft process.

[VIDEO: Watch all of our NBA Combine interviews]

3:30 p.m. ET Journey: Follow Draymond Green’s connection with his hometown, meet IU freshman Cody Zeller, all-access look at how OSU’s McDonald’s All-Americans got to Columbus, & insight into Matt Painter’s roots to the state of Indiana.

4 p.m. ET Journey: All-access pass to Big Ten newcomer Nebraska, inside look at Michigan senior Zack Novak & Illinois sophomore Meyers Leonard, & see what drives PSU head coach Pat Chambers.

4:30 p.m. ET Journey: Inside look at the MSU-Michigan rivalry & go all access with; Minnesota’s Rodney Williams, Ohio State’s William Buford & Northwestern’s Dave Sobolewski.

5 p.m. ET Journey: Go behind the hardwood with Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble, UW’s Mike Bruesewitz & MSU’s Derrick Nix. Also see how Purdue seniors Robbie Hummel & Lewis Jackson have battled through injuries.

5:30 p.m. ET Journey: Examine the special friendship between OSU’s Jared Sullinger & Michigan’s Trey Burke. All-access with PSU’s Tim Frazier & Illinois’s Brandon Paul. Meet Wisconsin’s scorekeeper Otto Puls whose been on the job for 4 decades.

6 p.m. ET Journey: Go inside the IU-Purdue rivalry with the Purdue student section, meet the Badgers from Minnesota, & all-access with Draymond Green & Lenzelle Smith, Jr.

6:30 p.m. ET Journey: All-access pass to the MSU at OSU game with a look at guard Aaron Craft, inside Tom Crean’s relentless effort to rebuild the Hoosier program, & meet Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn and Minnesota’s Andre Hollins.

7 p.m. ET Journey: All-Access with John Shurna as he becomes Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer, catch up with IU great Calbert Cheaney, and go beyond the hardwood with Wisconsin’s Rob Wilson & PSU’s Nick Colella.

7:30 p.m. ET Journey: Experience Senior Night around the Big Ten with Michigan’s Zach Novak and Stu Douglass, OSU’s William Buford, Purdue’s Robbie Hummel & Iowa’s Matt Gatens.

8 p.m. ET Journey: Behind the scenes at Senior Day with MSU’s Draymond Green and Delvon Roe, the emotional reunion of Illinois sophomore center Meyers Leonard and his brother Bailey, & extensive coverage of the B1G Tournament from the teams arrival to the final buzzer.

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Gordon Somerville on 6/22/2012 @ 2:35am EDT Said:

I am so, so tired of BTN showing the IU Kentucky game! Enough is enough,
can we please move on? BTN must have aired this game 100 times already.
Stop already, we saw it, we get it. New material (or different memorable BTN
sports) Please!!!

    BTN.com staff on 6/22/2012 @ 10:59am EDT Said:

    Gordon, thanks for the note. It’s actually aired fewer than 20 times by our rough count. It was a big game for Indiana fans and we’d say that any time an unranked Big Ten team knocks off a No. 1 team, it’s going to get some attention, especially throughout the season when it occurred. We also hoped you found the list of Greatest Games that have aired over the seasons. On that same page, you can also suggest other key games you’d like to see air on TV, and we invite you to offer up your choices. Lots of good ones coming in.

Doug on 6/22/2012 @ 4:11pm EDT Said:

how about Ohio beating Michigan?

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