Cameron Ayers scored 18 points to help Bucknell pull the upset and beat Purdue 70-65 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams at the 2K Sports Classic. Mike Muscala had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Bryson Johnson added 14 points for the Bison. Donnie Hale scored 15 points and Byrd and Ronnie Johnson each added 12 for the Boilermakers.
Connecticut took home a victory, 66-62 over No. 14 Michigan State in an upset on Friday. Connecticut’s (1-0) Shabazz Napier had 25 points and three assists.
Here’s a photo gallery from the Carrier Classic where Ohio State’s women’s team faced Notre Dame. Game 2 is Ohio State’s men facing Marquette. The games are being held on the highly decorated aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, SC.
In today’s Point/Counterpoint, we tackle a question that has already gotten some play in basketball circles across the nation – has Indiana really gone from an 11-7 Big Ten team to the best squad in the nation?
The Big Ten men’s soccer tournament continues today in Evanston, Ill., with two semifinal matchups set for this afternoon. Penn State fell to Michigan State 3-1 in the first semifinal. The second semifinal, Michigan dropped Northwestern 3-0.
On our most recent episode of “The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report,” BTN’s Lisa Byington (@LisaByington) took to the ice at Michigan State as part of a program to introduce women to college hockey and hockey in general. Modeled after a similar program at Michigan State for football, any female hockey fan could sign up. For Byington’s hockey session, she was joined by a few familiar Michigan State faces. Watch the entire feature story in this post, and get more details on this program at MSUSpartans.com.
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Please excuse Indiana if it doesn’t know how to react to the all the fuss around its home game with Wisconsin this Saturday.