5 on 5: Saturday's top hoops plays & players

It was another busy Saturday on the Big Ten hardwood. Seven teams were in action (catch up on all the games), and even though Illinois (Missouri) and Ohio State (Kansas) fell in the day’s biggest tests, there were plenty of highlights and strong individual performances. Watch Saturday’s top plays and see the top statlines in this post.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Wisconsin puts it on Milwaukee, 74-53

Ryan Evans scored a season-high 19 points, Ben Brust opened and closed a 17-1 first-half run with 3-pointers and Wisconsin routed Milwaukee 74-53 on Saturday night at the Kohl Center. Traevon Jackson added a career-best 13 points and Jared Berggren had 11 as Wisconsin (8-4) beat its state rivals for the 20th consecutive season and improved to 29-1 in the teams’ all-time series.

Read More »

Find out more about:

No. 16 Minnesota drills Lafayette in noncon finale

Starting guard Joe Coleman scored 12 points, and No. 13/16 Minnesota got 42 points from its reserves in a 75-50 rout of Lafayette on Saturday night. Otto Osenieks added 10 points for the Gophers (12-1), who have won eight straight.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Missouri sends Illinois to season's first loss

Laurence Bowers had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 12 Missouri over No. 10 Illinois 82-73 in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Did You See This? Smith Jr. dunks over Withey

Kansas big man Jeff Withey leads the nation in blocks, averaging 5.4 swats per game entering Saturday’s game at Ohio State. So, as you can imagine, not many players succeed in challenging the stud center near the rim. Unless your name is Lenzelle Smith Jr., apparently. The Ohio State junior went at Withey and hammered home a left-handed slam in the first half of Saturday afternoon’s loss. Watch the dunk here.

Read More »

Find out more about: , ,

View by School
  • Big Icon Illinois Logo
  • IU
  • Iowa logo
  • Michigan logo
  • Michigan State logo
  • Minnesota logo
  • Nebraska logo
  • Northwestern logo
  • Ohio State logo
  • Penn State logo
  • pur
  • uw
< >