Look back at the Big Ten Championship Game live blog from Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina.
Melsahn Basabe scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half as Iowa throttled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 88-59 on Saturday. Devyn Marble added 15 points for the Hawkeyes (6-2), who never trailed and used a 20-0 run in the first half to bounce back from two straight losses.
Prior to Saturday’s 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game, the conference hosted its second annual Big Ten Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center. There, “#BTNLive” hosted a live show that included interviews with Nebraska legend Tommie Frazier and Michigan’s Taylor Lewan, the 2012 Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year, among others. Like last year, the event also featured tons of fan entertainment. See photos of the event in this gallery.
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Keith Appling scored 13 points and No. 14 Michigan State used a big run in the first half to romp past undermanned Nicholls State 84-39 Saturday. Michigan State (6-2) led 10-9 eight minutes into the game before outscoring the Colonels 27-4 during the rest of the opening half.
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Ryan Dzingel had Ohio State’s lone goal late in the third period as Brady Hjelle and the Buckeyes got the shutout win against Michigan State at Munn Ice Arena on Friday night. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for a postgame interview with Dzingel.
Both coaches in Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship spoke with our crew in Indianapolis as part of Friday night’s “Big Ten Football Report.” Watch both interviews in this post. Remember: Our coverage continues Saturday with “#BTNLive” from Indianapolis at 11 a.m. ET, our “Championship Pregame Show” at 6:30 p.m., and full post-game coverage after the game. BTN.com will also be live blogging the entire game.
The Journey 2012
Injuries are a key factor in any game, and this game is no different. Nebraska will miss the presence of tackle Baker Steinkuhler on the interior of the defensive line. The Huskers need Chase Rome—among others—to step up with Steinkuhler out. And center Justin Jackson is out. It will be Mark Pelini or Cole Pensick at center.