Sunday featured six Big Ten women’s hoops games, including three that pit Big Ten teams against top 25 competition. No. 13 Purdue defeated reigning national champ and No. 4 Texas A&M, 60-51, three days after it lost to No. 7 Duke. The victory marked Purdue’s first win over a ranked nonconference foe since 2009. Catch up on all the action in this post and on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, watch our highlights from Purdue’s impressive upset win now.
Just as we did in 2010-2011, we’re archiving Gus Johnson’s greatest calls this season. Johnson called the Big Ten Football Championship for Fox on Saturday night and will call men’s basketball for the Big Ten Network this winter. We will clip and post his best calls and archive them here, so bookmark Johnson’s page and come back all season right up through the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.
We posted photos from the Big Ten Football Championship throughout the game itself. Now look back and see some great shots of Russell Wilson, Montee Ball, Keshawn Johnson, a three-photo sequence of that crazy lateral by Keith Nichol, and much more. And since we’re on the topic of great images, watch a very cool video from the BTN pregame show spotlighting the images of the year in the Big Ten.
As a BTN.com web editor, I’m in Indianapolis covering the Big Ten Football Championship and filing reports including videos and tweets. I’ll also snap off some photos. Follow me on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina). The Fan Fest has a feature where you can sit at the anchor desk and call a highlight reel. I met the father-son duo of Mark and Andy DeNato and watched them break down the Big Ten title game.
Michigan State women’s basketball takes down Eastern Michigan, 60-59 in overtime. Down 14 points in the second half, the Spartans were able to comeback and with just a couple seconds left Jasmine Thomas shot a 3-pointer that tied up the game into overtime. Michigan State will improve to 6-3 on the season and Eastern Michigan will fall to 5-2. Watch the Student U wrap-up now and get the latest on our full scoreboard page with box scores here.
Want to see an amazing 360-degree dunk off the turnover? Check out Rodney Williams throwing it down late in the first half Saturday against USC right here. Five of the seven Big Ten men’s teams in action won today. Click inside this post to get recaps and links to box scores, plus more video highlights.