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.
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.