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2:30 PMNorthwestern at Rutgers Watch
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Derek Elston

'Journey' to cover Big Ten team senior nights

This Sunday at 8 p.m. ET “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013 presented by Chase Freedom” takes you behind the scenes at three different ceremonies honoring senior Big Ten men’s basketball player. The show airs right after the Northwestern-Michigan State game on BTN/BTN2Go. At Illinois, we look back at the careers of Brandon Paul, DJ Richardson and Tyler Griffey, and at Wisconsin we learn more about Mike Bruesewitz’s hair and meet seniors walk-ons Dan Fahey and JD Wise. And at Indiana we profile how Derek Elston, Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls helped restore the basketball pride in Bloomington. Remember last

Big Ten Geeks: Michigan State outruns Wisconsin

In what amounted to an elimination game for a potentially shared Big Ten title, Michigan State steamrolled Wisconsin by 15 points. This game was certainly no work of art, as both teams struggled mightily to score in the half court set. The defense had the upper hand at both ends of the court, but the difference came in the form of Wisconsin live-ball turnovers. When the Spartans got steals, they were able to score in transition. Otherwise, the Badgers played their typical shut down defense–Michigan State scored only 0.77 points per trip in possessions that did not follow a steal.

Aaron Craft & Yogi Ferrell

Big Ten Geeks: Buckeyes break open title race

Ohio State shook up the Big Ten title race with an impressive victory at Indiana. This one was all about the Buckeyes’ defense, spearheaded by Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott, as they held the Hoosiers to their second-lowest output of the season (Indiana actually scored slightly worse in the win at Iowa, albeit in a lot more possessions). The lifeblood of the Hoosiers’ offense–frequent trips to the foul line–was cut off by the foul-averse defense we’ve come to expect from Thad Matta’s teams, and Indiana shot a lowly 39 percent on twos to boot (thanks in no small part to

All-Big Ten team selection show airs Monday

BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards during the All-Conference Selection Show at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) will host the show alongside analyst Jim Jackson (@BTNJimJackson). Interviews from select award winners will also be included during the 30-minute program. The show will reveal All-Big Ten teams as selected by both the coaches and media. Coaches and media will select a Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. The coaches’ selections for Defensive Player and Sixth Man of the Year will also be announced. The show kicks off a

Indiana Fans

What time are the Big Ten men's tourney games?

The 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is in Chicago this year. Looking for start times for all of the games? Look no further. BTN’s tournament coverage includes the first two games on Thursday and Game 7 and game 8 on Friday. Gus Johnson and Shon Morris will call each BTN game, with Stephanie White reporting from the sideline. This year the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to the United Center in Chicago, the site of the inaugural event, for the first time since 2007. Throughout this season, the Big Ten has been widely regarded as the strongest conference in

Gabriel Olaseni

Iowa holds off Illinois, moves to within one of 20 wins

Devyn Marble scored 21 points and Iowa beat Illinois 63-55 on Tuesday night for its fifth win in seven games. Josh Oglesby added 10 for the surging Hawkeyes (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten). They tied a school record with 12 blocked shots, including six from Gabe Olaseni off the bench. Oglesby buried back-to-back 3-pointers to turn a two-point lead into a 54-46 cushion with 3:19 left. D.J. Richardson then missed a dunk and Marble followed with a three-point play that put Iowa ahead by 11 with 1:39 to go. Brandon Paul had 18 points to lead Illinois (21-10, 8-9), which lost

Brandon Taylor

Power Rankings: Penn State breaks out of cellar

It’s been a long time coming, and with Penn State’s upset of then-No. 4 Michigan, coupled with Northwestern’s continued struggles, the Nittany Lions have broken out of the cellar in my latest Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina). [ RELATED: Where is your Big Ten team ranked in latest national polls? ] 1. Indiana, (25-4, 13-3) – Yogi Ferrell exploded for a career-high 19 points and added five assists in Saturday’s win over

Big Ten Geeks: Bricks, a whole lot of bricks

It was a terrible shooting weekend for the title contenders. Collectively, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Michigan were 14 for 76 from three this weekend. Two of those teams nonetheless found a way to win. Thanks to Trey Burke’s rip of Keith Appling in the final minute of play, Michigan was able to defend its home court against the Spartans. Although this was a hard fought game, neither team played particularly well on the offensive end. Michigan missed all 12 of its three-point attempts, while Michigan State managed to make just 41 percent of its two-pointers. Credit the defense if

Weekly Q&A: Listen to your Big Ten coach

The Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held their weekly Big Ten teleconference Monday with reporters from around the league, and we’ve posted the audio from each phone interview in the post below. BTN.com will post these media sessions each Monday right up to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and all of our audio can be found in our BTN.com audio archive. Listen to Coach Crean: Listen to Coach McCaffery:  Listen to Coach Groce:  Listen to Coach Carmody: Listen to Penn State Assistant Coach Brian Daly: Listen to Coach Painter: Listen to Coach Izzo: Listen to Coach Ryan: Listen to Coach

Brandon Paul

Vote: 2012-13 Illinois Dunk of the Year

The Big Ten tournament bracket comes out Sunday night. Here at BTN.com, we’re trying something new around the release of the bracket that we hope Big Ten fans enjoy. It’s a bracket with 12 slots that features each team’s best dunk from the 2012-13 season. Watch Illinois’ dunk of the year candidates in this post and vote for the slam that will represent the Illini in our new tournament. Here’s how it works: BTN.com provides the finalists choices for all 12 teams. Via Facebook polls, Big Ten fans select the top slam for each of the 12 teams. Dunk seeding