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1:00 PMN. Iowa at WisconsinWatch
1:00 PMN. Carolina Central at PurdueWatch
2:00 PMCanisius at Ohio St.Watch
2:00 PMBinghamton at Penn St.Watch
2:00 PMMinnesota at MichiganWatch
2:00 PMValparaiso at IndianaWatch
3:00 PMWright St. at IllinoisWatch
5:00 PMN. Illinois at MinnesotaWatch

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Jan. 8 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

No. 13 Michigan put away No. 19 Wisconsin (recap), No. 12 Indiana held off Penn State (recap) and Purdue bounced back to beat Minnesota (recap) on the Big Ten men’s hardwood Sunday. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, recaps and video in this post. Gus Johnson was on the call for the Purdue-Minnesota game, and here are a few of his best calls. Also, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina has posted his latest Best of the Best weekly column. Indiana 88, Penn State 82: BOX | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD FINAL: Jordan Hulls scored 28

Watch bonus clips from debut of Journey

Our award-winning series “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012” returned Sunday night. On the season’s first show, we followed Michigan State’s Draymond Green back to his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., to see how his upbringing made him into the leader he is today, and we introduced you to Indiana’s Cody Zeller. Also, we took a look at Matt Painter’s roots in the state of Indiana and profiled how two Ohio State McDonald’s All-Americans have taken different paths to success in Columbus. Watch a clip from the show now and find a few bonus clips in this post. **** *** ***

Dienhart: Lining Up My Big Ten Three-Pointers

For now, football is in my rear view window and the road for me ahead has plenty of Big Ten hoops. In my first installment of my Big Ten Three-Pointers, my aim is to fire up 3-pointers from around the Big Ten as I look back at the previous week’s news and then ahead to what’s coming. Ready, set, shoot … 3 Things I Learned 1. The Big Ten may be the nation’s top league, if you believe the RPI and Sagarin Ratings. They rate the conference No. 1 in the country. In fact, nine Big Ten teams are in

Big Ten Geeks: By The Slimmest of Margins!

Illinois picked up a much needed victory at Northwestern, but they sure didn’t make it easy on themselves. The Wildcats came out executing their offense to the tune of 1.13 points per possession in the first half, a very solid showing against a good Illini defense. John Shurna was at the forefront of the attack, putting up 17 first half points. Northwestern built a double digit lead before a late Illinois run made it closer at the half. In the second half, Illinois’ defense finally showed up. Northwestern managed just three points in the first nine minutes after the break,

Q&A: The Journey begins again this Sunday

One of our popular shows returns this season with “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012,” and the first show airs at 8 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN TV and BTN2Go. It’s a fantastic weekly show that takes you inside the games and practices – just look at season debut opening clip in this post. Every week before each episode airs, BTN.com will chat with someone involved in the production of the show. This week before the season debut we spoke with Julian Darnell, a BTN senior features producer who works on the show. On the season premiere you’ll see the

Thursday's Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Penn State smothered Purdue’s shooters as the Nittany Lions beat the Boilermakers 65-45 Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center for Penn State’s first Big Ten win of the season. At Indiana, Christian Watford scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lift No. 12 Indiana to a 73-71 win over No. 13 Michigan at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Purdue at Penn State, BTN/BTN2GO: BOX | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD FINAL: Penn State held Purdue to 15-of-47 shooting as defense led the Nittany Lions to a 65-45 victory on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Scoring so few

Big Ten Geeks: First Team to 50 Is a Big Ten Title Contender

Wisconsin and Michigan State squared off last night in a game that will not help the Big Ten’s national image. Via a combination of slow pace, good defense, and missed shots that both teams would normally make, the Spartans and Badgers labored for points. It took Michigan State over 13 minutes of game time to break into double digits–and even then they were only down two points. Wisconsin’s shooting nightmare that began against Iowa persisted, and it truly looked like the first team to 50 would win. Michigan State was the first team to 50, and they got there with

Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings

One week of Big Ten play in the books, it’s time to release my latest Big Ten men’s hoops power rankings. The rankings are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply my thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands right now and who would win on a neutral court. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina or leave your comments below. See Brent’s rankings in this post. 1. Michigan State (13-2, 2-0) – The Spartans haven’t lost since the season-opening defeats to North Carolina and Duke. All together, Michigan State

Purdue to host Jimmy Buffett Night Jan. 17

Calling all Parrot Heads: Tuesday, Jan. 17, will be “Jimmy Buffett Night” at Mackey Arena. What does this entail? I mean, other than fans dressing in their favorite Buffett-inspired gear? Here’s a portion of the release from Purdue Athletics: Fans are encouraged to don their favorite island wear for the matchup with the Hawkeyes, and Purdue Athletics will pass out 10,000 leis prior to game. The best-dressed fans in tropical style will be chosen to compete for great prizes as part of the halftime festivities at Mackey Arena. Interesting idea, especially when the weather figures to be anything close to

Big Ten Geeks: New Ballgame

Every year, it’s a test of one’s will to avoid drawing any conclusions prior to the beginning of conference play. For instance, two years ago the Texas Longhorns jumped out to an undefeated mark before beginning their conference slate. Non-conference opponents included Pitt, UNC, and Michigan State. After opening conference play with wins over what turned out to be the bottom of the Big XII, Texas sat atop both polls (I still don’t understand the point of polls in college basketball) and was generally recognized as the best team in the country. Yet, the team finished with 10 losses and