BTN.com’s Mallory Treleaven sat down with BTN basketball analyst and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Jim Jackson to get his early season thoughts on Big Ten basketball. Follow Jackson on Twitter (@BTNJimJackson) and watch him all season long.
Tonight at 11p.m. ET our tailgate 48 crew shows you how they spent last week at Minnesota. Co-hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher interview Minnesota Baseball Coach John Anderson, the Big Ten’s all-time leader in wins, and get a backstage tour of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. Plus, while Alexandria visit with student Fisher tests his hockey skills against members of the Minnesota women’s hockey team and . then tests his skills on the ice. Watch the show on BTN.
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The university of Iowa women’s basketball team took on Albany on Wednesday night and mounted up an 82-60 win. Junior Jaime Printy shined as offensive team leader again for the Hawkeyes with 16 points and 9 asist. Watch highlights from the game with our Big Ten Student U now. Read full recaps from HawkeyeSports.com.
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Last night, Ohio State handled a very good Florida team–a squad that at least one astute observer has picked to win the National Championship–with relative ease. After a slow start, the Buckeyes led by as many as 16 points before finally winning by seven. Thad Matta’s team displayed the same strengths as a season ago–namely a high effective field goal percentage and a low turnover rate–but they also showed a new wrinkle: getting to the foul line. It’s extremely early, but Ohio State now has a free throw rate of 72 FTA per 100 FGA. For some perspective, the Buckeyes only eclipsed that number twice all of last season–and both times were against the hacktastic Hoosiers. Perhaps this increase in trips to the foul line shouldn’t be surprising given the players that are being replaced:
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