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Big Ten Geeks: Getting ready for the Dance

We’re only a few weeks away from Selection Sunday, and there’s only a handful of games left for teams to pick up signature wins. This weekend, some did, and some didn’t. Iowa picked up an important win over Minnesota on Saturday, rallying from an early 16-point deficit to an impressive 21-point win. And frankly, this game was over about midway through the second half. The turning point came when Fran McCaffrey deployed a zone defense, which flummoxed the Gopher attack. This isn’t the first time that Minnesota has looked confused against a zone—Northwestern sprung the upset against the Gophers by

Did You See This? GRIII's dunk-a-thon vs. Penn State

Glenn Robinson III was mired in a slump entering Sunday’s game versus Penn State. Averaging just 4.5 points and shooting 29 percent in the previous four games, Robinson went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field in Michigan’s 79-71 win. Playing aggressive again, five of Robinson III’s buckets were slams, including a few of the highlight-reel variety. Watch the freshman’s dunk-a-thon that helped him tie a career high with 21 points now. [ RELATED: Looking for a particular slam? Find it in our Big Ten Dunk Archive ] Here’s a picture of one of Robinson III’s five slams: About Brent Yarina

No. 4 Michigan thwarts Penn State upset bid

Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glenn Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help No. 4 Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing loss with a 79-71 victory over Penn State on Sunday. The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night on the road against No. 8 Michigan State, and needed a half to shake off their slump. The Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13) led by as many as eight points in the first half. Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall and Sasa Borovnjak each scored

Next 'Journey': MSU's Harris, Maize Rage & Brust

This week’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013” debuts at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday right after the Illinois at Northwestern men’s basketball game. This week’s episode will include a look at Michigan State freshman guard Gary Harris, who returns to his home state of Indiana for his first game at Mackey Arena. Did you know Harris’s mother, Joy Holmes, once starred for the Boilermakers? The crew also goes behind the scenes with Michigan’s Maize Rage student section they prepare for a bus trip to East Lansing and the showdown with the Spartans. Also featured is Wisconsin’s

Big Ten Geeks: Michigan State cruises

In the first 2013 installment of an intense rivalry, Michigan State humiliated Michigan by 23 points, a margin that belies how truly dominant Tom Izzo’s team was. The lead touched 31 points before garbage time began, and Michigan’s deep reserves made a run to bring the margin down at the final buzzer. This was something of a bizarro game, as the turnover-prone Spartans took exquisite care of the ball, while the Wolverines threw the ball all over the court. That, along with a dreadful one for 11 shooting night from Tim Hardaway Jr., was enough to limit Michigan to its worst

BTN Connect 2.0: Follow tonight's games with it

On tonight’s Super Wednesday presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, we invite you to check out our new and improved online hub for in-game conversation, updates scores and stats, and more. BTN Connect is worth checking out today and every day throughout the season.  Nebraska plays at Indiana at 7 p.m. ET while Purdue plays at Illinois at 9 p.m. It all starts with our “Big Ten Tip-Off Show” at 6:30 p.m. How do you use BTN Connect? It’s simple. Just click over to there now and poke around. We have pages for each school and the topics that are trending for each

No. 8 Michigan State throttles No. 4 Michigan

Gary Harris scored 17 points and Derrick Nix had 14 to help No. 8 Michigan State rout No. 4 Michigan 75-52 on Tuesday night, the rivalry’s first matchup of top 10 teams. The Spartans (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference with No. 1 Indiana. The Wolverines (21-4, 8-4) have lost three of four, but the closely contested setbacks on the road against the Hoosiers and Wisconsin were nothing like the latest. [ RELATED: Izzone wears “You Off” shirts for Michigan game ] Michigan State didn’t trail once, led by as many as 16 points in

Spartans fans create 'You Off' shirts vs. Michigan

“WE ON.” The two words are featured prominently on No. 4 Michigan’s warm-up shirts, and they just happen to represent the team slogan for the 2012-13 season. The phrase has two significances, the first being it’s an acronym for “When Everyone Operates N’sync.” There’s also this: The “WE” is an acronym for “Wolverine Excellence,” which the program strives for, and the “ON” originates from a routine, started this season, in which every player flips on the switch of a fuse box in the locker room – a process that represents the players’ commitment to improvement every day. Got it? OK.

Today's links: All eyes on Battle of Michigan

In case you live under a rock, I am here to tell you that there’s a big, big game tonight, with No. 4 Michigan playing at No. 8 Michigan State. So, work rules dictate that I start daily links there. Spartans coach Tom Izzo is worried about Wolverine point man Trey Burke. What coach wouldn’t be? Izzo thinks Burke controls the game better than any Big Ten player in a long, long, time. Izzo also thinks the rise of Michigan is a good thing for his Spartans program. Really. He means it and said so with a straight face. Have a

Clothes Call: Adidas introduces short sleeve hoops jersey

Adidas, the official outfitter of the NBA, has teamed with the Golden State Warriors on a new uniform that includes a short-sleeve jersey. Yes, you read that correctly. It may look more like a volleyball jersey, but adidas calls it the “adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system,” and it believes it is the next phase in the evolution of basketball apparel. [ USATODAY.com: Adidas unveils short sleeve jersey for Warriors ] Why is this relevant to the Big Ten, you’re probably asking? Adidas outfits Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin, and the latter three schools have shown their willingness to showcase the