Basketball roars ahead on the BTN as we air five men’s games Saturday beginning with a noon ET tip off between No. 7 Ohio State and Long Beach State. At 2 p.m. ET, No. 17 Michigan State hosts Loyola, then Penn State hosts Army at 4 p.m.
Several women’s basketball teams were in action on Thursday night including Iowa. The Hawkeyes held off a late rally by Iowa State to win 50-42. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for an interview with Iowa coach Lisa Bluder, plus a roundup from around the conference.
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It’s been a bit of a quiet week for Big Ten basketball, with most teams facing tune-up games against over-matched opponents. Let’s take a quick look at the games that weren’t complete blowouts.
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Aaron White scored 21 points to lead Iowa to an 87-63 win over South Dakota on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Adam Woodbury was 5-of-6 from the floor and chipped in 10 points for Iowa (7-2), which also got double-digit efforts from Devyn Marble (14) and Mike Gesell (12).
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.
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All in all, it was quite a good first night for the Big Ten in its Challenge with the ACC. Let’s take a quick look at the results.