Best of Gus Johnson: Tourney Edition

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Gus Johnson: Oladipo Dunk

If Gus Johnson makes a great call Thursday during the Big Ten Men’s basketball Tournament, we’ll post it here. We’ve been doing this all year so look back at every game Johnson has called. Then dive in for the latest calls from Indianapolis. Johnson is calling all four games for BTN – two on Thursday and two more on Friday night.

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Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals set for Friday

Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) dunks against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Iowa defeated Illinois 64-61. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Northwestern Men's Basketball Press Conference - March 8, 2012

BTN covers the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis live on TV and online. On Thursday, Matt Gatens sparked Iowa (17-15) past Illinois with 20 points and three rebounds. Then Indiana took full advantage of the stellar combination of Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls and beat Penn State, 75-58. Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins both helped Minnesota top Northwestern 75-68 in overtime while Purdue dropped Nebraska 79-61.

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I Hit It To Win It: Ohio State's Evan Turner

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Evan Turner (21) makes a three point shot to win the game at the buzzer against Michigan Wolverines guard Stu Douglas (1) during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Michigan 69-68. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

I Hit It To Win It: Evan Turner

In the latest installment of “I Hit It To Win It,” BTN’s Jordan Cornette interviews Ohio State’s Evan Turner about his stunning last-second shot to beat Michigan in the 2010 Big Ten Men’s Tournament. Watch the interview in this post. Previously, Cornette spoke with Minnesota’s players Travis Busch and Blake Hoffarber about a memorable tourney winner as well as Ohio State’s Matt Sylvester to discuss his buzzer-beating shot that handed the 2004-2005 Illinois team their only regular season loss.

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Wrapping Up the Regular Season

Josh: It’s time to reflect on another season of Big Ten hoops. I think the rest of college basketball has finally taken notice of something that’s been true for the past 18 months or so–the Big Ten is the best conference in college basketball. Still, you look at the conference today, you see two great teams, 3 pretty darn good teams, a team good enough to make the Dance, and then mediocrity. Heck, even a couple of pretty bad teams. I mean, it’s hard to say the conference underachieved, but here goes–the conference underachieved. Sure, this is still the best action you’ll find, and it’s not close, but we’re still talking about a league that’s probably going to get 6 bids, with only a couple of standout teams. Does that sound much different than the past decade, when the Big Ten wasn’t measuring up to the likes of the ACC and the Big East?

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Relive Ten Top Moments from This Season

Detailed shot of the basket prior to a shoot around for North Carolina Tar Heels during media day before a game against the Michigan State Spartans during the Carrier Classic on board the USS Carl Vinson. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Shurna Makes History "1902"

When the season dawned back in November, most experts felt Ohio State would win the crown. Well, the Buckeyes needed some late-season heroics to take a share of what was a three-way tie between themselves, Michigan State and Michigan. In between, there were a lot of highs and lows in an exciting Big Ten title chase. So here’s a look at my top 10 moments from the 2011-12 season.

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Concerning Aaron Craft's Defense

Aaron Craft is a very good defensive player. Let’s get that out of the way. Whatever you think of the next few paragraphs, remember that we all agree that Craft’s defense would improve just about any collegiate basketball team.

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