The Big Ten office released its latest men's basketball players of the week Monday. See the latest honorees inside.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. To describe different levels of human thought, the ancient Greek thinker Plato came up with the Allegory of the Cave. Essentially, he described a metaphorical situation in which some people (the ones with true knowledge) could see the world as it really is. But many more only experienced life as a series of shadows upon a cave wall, never really understanding what
One more week. That’s all that remains in the Big Ten men’s basketball season. [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Indiana clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title, courtesy of Ohio State’s upset vs. No. 8 Iowa on Sunday night, its 22nd crown, which ties Purdue for the most in conference history. The Hoosiers enter the final week of the season as the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tourney. Interestingly enough, Indiana has yet
As far as senior days for little-used walk-ons go, it’s tough to top Jordan Smith‘s experience Sunday night. The Wisconsin fifth-year senior probably couldn’t have written a better script, in fact. Not only did the Orono, Minnesota, native see action for just the seventh time this season, but he immediately grabbed a defensive rebound and hit a pair of free throws, his fourth points of the season and the 15th and 16th of his career, in Wisconsin’s 68-57 win over Michigan. Best part of it all: Smith was taken out of the game following the second free throw so he
There is a week to go in the season, and Indiana already has clinched a share of the Big Ten title, by virtue of Ohio State upsetting No. 8 Iowa on Sunday night. Can the Hoosiers win the title outright? Or can someone grab a share of it? [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Here is a look at the Big Ten week that was. BEST OF B1G WEEK Best win: Ohio State
The penultimate Sunday of the Big Ten men’s basketball season featured a quartet of games. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Ohio State upset No. 8 Iowa, 68-64, to keep its NCAA tourney hopes alive and highlight the day’s games. In other action, No. 6 Michigan State rolled Penn State, 88-57, behind another all-around effort from star Denzel Valentine (19 points, eight rebounds, six assists), Wisconsin took down Michigan, 68-57, to register its 10th win in its last 11 games, and Illinois rallied to knock off shorthanded Minnesota, 84-71. ** MICHIGAN STATE 88, PENN
The Big Ten announced the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket Sunday night. [ MORE: View the full Big Ten tourney bracket (PDF) ] Maryland (27-3, 16-2), fresh off a 110-77 season-ending victory vs. Minnesota, secured its second consecutive outright Big Ten title and will be the No. 1 seed in the tournament March 2-6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Terrapins open their tourney title defense at noon ET Friday. The tournament tips off at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Northwestern, followed by No. 14 Illinois vs. No. 11 Penn State at approximately
With Ohio State upsetting No. 8 Iowa on Sunday, idle Indiana clinched at least a share of the 2016 Big Ten title. The Hoosiers (13-3) can make it an outright championship as early as Tuesday with a win at Iowa. Indiana now owns a Big Ten record-tying 22 conference titles and claims its first crown since 2013, when Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo led the Hoosiers to the top of the Big Ten. The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held in Indianapolis for the 10th time from March 9-13. Limited all-session tickets remain available at the Bankers
Fran McCaffery and No. 8 Iowa suffered another heartbreaking loss Sunday night at Ohio State. The 68-64 defeat, Iowa’s fourth in its last five games, put a big dagger in the Hawkeyes’ Big Ten title hopes; in fact, Indiana clinched a share of the Big Ten title, its Big Ten record-tying 22nd, with the result. If Iowa doesn’t beat Indiana on Tuesday night, the Hoosiers will claim the outright crown. McCaffery was obviously frustrated following the latest loss, one that featured what he and the Iowa bench thought was an Ohio State foul on Jarrod Uthoff that went uncalled in
Mike Gesell is no stranger to making the highlight play. Usually, the Iowa senior’s highlight is a nifty pass that leads to a basket or dunk. On rare occasions, though, Gesell flashes his underrated athleticism on unexpected jams of his own. The latest example came Sunday afternoon’s loss at Ohio State, when Gesell used a crossover to get past his defender and fly in for the powerful right-handed flush. Watch the highlight in the video above.