How about these wild Big Ten finishes?

Both of the Big Ten’s early Saturday games came down to the wire and were won by the visitor by one point following last-second misses from the home team. In the first game, Sam Dekker missed a would-be game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in No. 13 Wisconsin’s loss vs. No. 23 Ohio State. Then, Minnesota had a couple chances to win it at the buzzer in its loss vs. Northwestern. Watch the finishes in this post.

Another theme from the two games: unprecedented three-game streaks.

With its loss to Ohio State, Wisconsin has dropped three straight Big Ten home games for the first time since 1998, when it lost five straight. And with its win at Minnesota, Northwestern has won three straight Big Ten road games for the first time since 1960(!).

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Ryan on 2/1/2014 @ 5:36pm EDT Said:

How about the two missed calls on Northwestern on Minnesota’s last possession. Love how BTN edited the above video with the WI-OSU game so the bad calls look less egregious. Wonder if the officiating director/assoc. commissioner will have the courage to acknowledge the missed calls publicly and apologize for handing the game to Northwestern. Kind of embarrassing for the conference.

Tim Hafeman on 2/1/2014 @ 6:24pm EDT Said:

Why couldn’t that have been two separate videos? Very hard to watch and follow along.