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Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

An eventful week, with Maryland seeing a long home winning streak end, Indiana enduring highs (win vs. Iowa) and lows (loss at Michigan State) and Wisconsin emerging as the hottest team. When the dust settled, the Hawkeyes stood alone atop the Big Ten. [ MORE: Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Here’s a look back at the week that was. B1G’s BEST Best win: Wisconsin at No. 2 Maryland. No Big Ten team had ever won a conference game at Maryland. Until Saturday night, that is,

No. 4 Iowa holds off upset-minded Minnesota, 75-71

(AP) Peter Jok scored 27 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 24 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots to help fourth-ranked Iowa hold off skidding Minnesota 75-71 on Sunday night. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] Iowa rebounded from Thursday’s loss at Indiana to regain sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Nate Mason scored 14 points to lead Minnesota, which has lost 14 straight games. Uthoff overcame a slow start shooting by recording a big dunk, three blocks and a pair of free throws in the final 1:17 to help secure the victory for

No. 8 Michigan State dominates second half, blows away Indiana

(AP) Denzel Valentine had 30 points and 13 assists, Matt Costello scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 8 Michigan State beat Indiana 88-69 Sunday. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] The Spartans (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) closed the first half with a 9-0 run to take a one-point lead. They had a 24-3 run to go ahead by 17 midway through the second half. The Hoosiers (20-6, 10-3) fell out of a tie for first place behind No. 4 Iowa, which they beat on the road on Thursday. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell was

Watch O.G. Anunoby elevate for highlight one-handed flush

O.G. Anunoby is developing into quite the talent. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] The lengthy 6-foot-8 Indiana freshman can get it done on both ends of the court, plus he is no stranger to compiling the highlight-reel play. Anunoby flashed his big-play ability in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game at No. 8 Michigan State, driving to the bucket and taking off for a powerful one-handed slam over Kenny Goins. Watch the highlight in the tweet embedded above. Advice: Notice how high Anunoby is before finally slamming the ball down. In a word, wow! Here

No. 1 Penn State grabs share of Big Ten dual meet wrestling crown

No. 1 Penn State claimed a share of the 2016 Big Ten Wrestling Dual Meet Championship with a 41-3 win over Michigan State on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions (15-0, 9-0 Big Ten) earned a share of the crown with Iowa, which also finished the conference slate 9-0. The dual was wrestled in front of 6,419 fans, the 28th straight Rec Hall sell-out and the 31st of 32, including the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State awaits word of its opponent in the 2016 NWCA Dual Meet Championship match-up. Penn State has secured a spot in the 1 vs. 1 battle

BTN LiveBIG: Spartans vs. Zombies!

You’re walking to a class on a Tuesday morning, distracted as you read through last night’s text messages, when you unexpectedly trip over an object laying on the sidewalk. You get up and turn around to see what it was and are shocked to discover a human arm. You take a step back and look around. You hear a guttural, groaning sound and, within seconds, you see a bloody and disheveled man limping toward you. You begin walking over to him when you notice a similar figure — no, make that two — stumbling behind him. You examine their faces

Watch Maryland basketball fans pull off Flash Mob IV

The Maryland men’s basketball tradition started in 2013, vs. longtime ACC rival Duke, and it made its Big Ten debut in 2015, the Terrapins’ first season in the Big Ten. We’re, of course, talking about Maryland’s annual flash mob at Xfinity Center. The fourth installment took place during a timeout midway through the first half vs. Wisconsin on Saturday night. Let’s just say, Flash Mob Part IV did not disappoint. Check it out at the top of this post. Even the ESPN announcers, including former Purdue star and current BTN analyst Stephanie White, got in on the action. Watch last

Video: Watch Wisconsin celebrate big win over No. 2 Maryland

What do you do when you beat the No. 2 team in the nation on its home court? Celebrate! That’s exactly what the Wisconsin Badgers did following their memorable 70-57 win over No. 2 Maryland on Saturday night at the Xfinity Center. The Badgers’ win snapped Maryland’s 27-game home winning streak and marked the Terrapins’ first home Big Ten loss. Vitto Brown was outstanding in the game, scoring a career-high 21 points in the victory. Watch the Badgers mob Brown in an incredible locker room celebration. #OnWisconsin. Always.https://t.co/Zp19zuk0vO — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 14, 2016 Also, check out Greg Gard’s

Tempers flare at end of first half between Wisconsin and Maryland

Maryland is the nation’s No. 2 team and no Big Ten team is hotter than Wisconsin, winners of six straight games. So, college basketball fans knew Saturday night’s game would be intense. It was; in fact, things got a little heated in the final seconds of the first half at Xfinity Center. Here’s what happened: Maryland’s Diamond Stone, the former Wisconsin prep star, and Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown competed for the rebound following a Melo Trimble missed running layup, and the two ended up out of bounds, with Stone bringing Brown to the floor and using his left hand to push

Watch Saturday's top Big Ten men's basketball highlights

Big Ten fans were treated to five outstanding games on Saturday! See all of Saturday’s Big Ten results on our Big Ten scoreboard. Michigan kicked off the action with an impressive 61-58 upset win over No. 18 Purdue. Following that, Ohio State dropped Rutgers, 79-69, to keep the Scarlet Knight winless in the Big Ten, Andrew White scored 35 points to lead Nebraska to a 70-54 victory over Penn State, and Wisconsin upset No. 2 Maryland, 70-57, snapping the Terrapins’ 27-game home winning streak. Northwestern closed out the action with a memorable 58-56 victory over Illinois. Watch Saturday’s top highlights