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Dienhart's rapid reaction: No. 13 Penn State stuns No. 5 Iowa

CHICAGO — Iowa entered the Big Ten tourney winners of six consecutive games and as a popular sleeper pick to win the 18th annual event. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] No. 13 seed Penn State would have none of it, stunning the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes, 67-58, on Thursday at the United Center. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to the upset below. Star player: Gotta go with Penn State’s D.J. Newbill. He hit 7-of-14 shots (2-of-3 3-pointers) for a team-high 18 points. And he hit some big shots at key junctures of the second

Video: Watch the 'Journey' profile of Penn State's D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill and his Penn State teammates are making a run in this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the senior Nittany Lion doesn’t want to see his college basketball career end just yet. Last week on”The Journey” BTN profiled Newbill and went back to his Philadelphia roots. It was a touching profile and you can watch the entire segment here. The No. 13-seeded Penn State advances to play Purdue on Friday in the men’s tourney. On Thursday, Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory. On Wednesday, Newbill scored 26 points, Shep

Video: Watch the best Images of the Year in Big Ten men's basketball

Every season our BTN TV team compiles the best images of the year for a great video clip. If you didn’t see the 2014-2015 edition on our TV coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, here it is again. Enjoy. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is on now at the United Center in Chicago. Now’s the time to get BTN2Go, our free watch everywhere app. You’ll be able to watch EVERY BTN TV game live and on demand. Get the app for iPhone and iPad, get the app for Android devices, or just go to BTN2Go.com. STORIES | SCORES | TWITTER | FACEBOOK |

Lacrosse notebook: BTN analyst Mark Dixon checks in with each men's team

It’s that time of the week to catch up on each men’s lacrosse season and look ahead to their respective weekends. Each Thursday I’ll be filing my Big Ten men’s lacrosse notebook here for the rest of the season. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. No. 17 Johns Hopkins (3-3): The Blue Jays ended a two-game losing streak and their worst start since 1990 with a 13-8 triumph over Navy. Leading the way for the Blue Jays were the Stanwick brothers Wells and Shack. Wells, the senior

BTN Hockey Report: Our guide to the final weekend of the regular season

We’re entering the final weekend of conference action and the race for first place in the Big Ten standings is on. Ohio State upset Minnesota and Penn State upset Michigan last Saturday to put the Spartans on top for now. Here are last week’s results: FRIDAY, MAR. 6 Minnesota def. Ohio State, 4-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Penn State def. Michigan, 6-4 SATURDAY, MAR. 7 Penn State def.  Michigan, 4-3 Ohio State def.  Minnesota, 5-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Here’s what’s ahead this week. MICHIGAN STATE AT NO. 19 MICHIGAN When: Friday, Mar. 13 7:05 p.m. ET; Saturday, Mar.

Q&A with BTN college basketball analyst Jess Settles

The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Tournament tipped off Wednesday at the United Center. The tourney is in its 18th season, believe it or not. BTN analyst Jess Settles, a former Iowa star, was a member of the Hawkeyes when the event debuted, so we wanted to get his take on the tournament. Read our full Q&A below. Q: What was the players’ reaction to the creation of the Big Ten Tournament? A: The players were excited to play in the Big Ten Tournament for obvious reasons. Teams love to play for championships. Whether in the preseason, over Thanksgiving, on Christmas

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Penn State tops Nebraska in opening game

How about that for a start to the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 26 points and Penn State recorded 16 blocks, which is a Big Ten Tournament record, in a 68-65 win over Nebraska in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was courtside to take in all the action. Star player: D.J. Newbill was the man for Penn State. He had 31 points in a regular-season finale win at Minnesota and followed that with 26 points today vs. Nebraska. He hit 9-of-22 shots (4-of-8

Penn State sets Big Ten Tournament record with 16 blocks

It’s not March without some college basketball madness, and there was plenty of it in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Penn State recorded 16 blocks in the Nittany Lions’ 68-65 win over Nebraska on Wednesday, which is the highest total in Big Ten Tournament history. Junior forward Brandon Taylor led the way with five blocks, while D.J. Newbill added four and Donovon Jack added three swats. See them all in the video above. Enjoy, Penn State fans!

2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: Complete Day 1 roundup

The first day of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament featured two outstanding games at the United Center in Chicago. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 68-65 victory over Nebraska in the opening game of the day. Minnesota followed that with a 80-68 win over Rutgers in the nightcap. See all of Wednesday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Use the links below to catch up on both of Wednesday’s games: PENN STATE 68, NEBRASKA 65: BOX | PBP | RECAP