Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten hoops Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers, who made school-record 18 3-pointers.
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Can you feel it, ladies and gentlemen? March Madness is quickly approaching!
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The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten’s newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?
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BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman take a look at the past five Big Ten freshman classes and compares them to some of the top newcomers in this year’s class from a statistical standpoint.
This week your questions include “What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?” “Will Nebraska men’s basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?” and “How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?” among others. Our senior writer’s answers are in this post.
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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan’s NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean’s Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.