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Big Ten Geeks: Early Trends

It’s still early, but it can be instructive to look at how Big Ten teams have performed relative to preseason expectations. With so few games of consequence being played this week, now is as good a time as any to pause and see how things have gone. Courtesy of the ever-useful kenpom.com, here’s how the rankings have evolved for Big Ten teams so far this season: The index on the x-axis is the game number from which the ranking was taken. The first ranking is taken from before the first game (i.e. the preseason ranking), the second ranking is taken

Ohio State drops Delaware, remains unbeaten

Ohio State had five players score in double digits Wednesday night as the Buckeyes cruised to a 76-64 victory over Delaware. With the win, Ohio State remains unbeaten, improving to 11-0 on the season. Catch up on all of Wednesday’s action in this post. OHIO STATE 76, DELAWARE 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo

Big Ten Geeks: The kids are alright

As most of the Big Ten pauses for finals, it seems a fitting time to evaluate how the first semester went for the conference’s freshmen. We’ve got a third of the season under our belts, so it feels like we can finally take an initial peek at the numbers. The following table lists every Big Ten freshman that has played at least 10 percent of his team’s minutes, sorted by usage rate. Player Team %Min Ortg %Poss OR% DR% DefensiveSOS Rank Bryson Scott Purdue 44.8 111.1 29.0 4.2 10.2 310 Stanford Robinson Indiana 24.3 94.8 25.1 4.0 16.8 332 Noah

Sam Thompson slams 2 inbound alley-oops

Sam Thompson did it again. Twice! The Buckeyes’ talented junior forward has put together quite the impressive highlight reel on eye-popping alley-oops this season. Yet somehow, opponents have yet to figure it out. Check out Thompson’s two inbound alley-oops in Saturday night’s 79-62 win over North Dakota State in this post. Here’s the first one: Boom-Shaka-Laka! @OhioStateHoops Sam Thompson with another ridiculous dunk on the inbounds pass. #orvillemoment – http://t.co/Z3xXJ2PuO6 — Ohio State on BTN (@BTN_Ohio_State) December 15, 2013 And the second: He did it again! @OhioStateHoops Sam Thompson throws down yet another HUGE dunk off the alley-oop inbounds pass.

B1G hoops roundup: Badgers remain perfect

It was a busy day of men’s hoops Saturday, as nine Big Ten teams were in action. The conference went 4-5 on the day, highlighted by wins from Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan State and Wisconsin. Catch up on all the scores, stats, recaps and select video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View Saturday’s full scoreboard ] OREGON 71, ILLINOIS 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Mike Moser had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 15 Oregon remained unbeaten with a 71-64 victory over Illinois on Saturday night. Joseph Young added 14 points for the Ducks in

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including this movie trailer-style video for the upcoming 2014 Rose Bowl. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Friday’s B1G Clicks: Our take: Spartan fans will LOVE this! Students lined up from Hilton entrance to behind Johnny's. That's half of the outside of Hilton. #Cyclones pic.twitter.com/LA1LRlFlq7 — Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) December 13, 2013 Our take: When was the last time

Big Ten Geeks: Fun with shot data

You can tell a lot about an offense based on its shot selection. Does it force the ball inside? Does it take a lot of threes? The most efficient offenses will thrive on layups, dunks, and open threes. It’s still early, but we can look at shot distribution data (courtesy of hoop-math.com) to get a feel for a team’s offensive tendencies. Here’s the complete data for the Big Ten, with teams sorted from least jump-shot-happy to most jump-shot-happy. Team %shots at rim %shots 2-pt jumpers %shots 3-pointers Indiana 53.8 19.1 27.1 Michigan St. 45.4 21.2 33.3 Ohio St. 42.1 21.5 36.4

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a list of the top college basketball backcourts in America. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Thursday’s B1G Clicks: ESPN writer: MSU hoops has No. 4 ranked backcourt in nation http://t.co/0wAW9xgRVN #Spartans — Michigan State (@Michigan_State) December 12, 2013 Our take: Two Big Ten backcourts listed. Michigan State No. 4, Ohio State No. 9. CFN freshman All-America first

Big Ten hoops: Wisconsin, OSU remain unbeaten

It was a perfect night for the Big Ten in men’s hoops action. Penn State kicked off the night with an impressive 68-59 win over Duquesne, while both Ohio State and Wisconsin kept their undefeated seasons alive with convincing wins. The Buckeyes cruised to an 86-48 victory over Bryant and the Badgers topped Milwaukee, 78-52. Catch up on all of Wednesday’s Big Ten hoops action in this post. [ MORE: View Wednesday’s Big Ten scoreboard ] PENN STATE 68,  DUQUESNE 59 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Reserve Allen Roberts had 15 points and D.J. Newbill added 13 points

Who will be last to lose: Badgers or Buckeyes?

Two Big Ten men’s basketball teams remain unblemished: Wisconsin (11-0) and Ohio State (9-0). Both recorded another win Wednesday night, and both have a good shot to enter Big Ten play unscathed. But, which one will be the last to lose? I break it down in this post. Let’s just start with the near future, OK? There’s no need to start looking ahead to February or March and entertaining thoughts of an undefeated regular season. Maybe we can do that in a month or so, but not today. [ MORE: View the latest Big Ten standings ] Noncon games left: