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Did You See This? Purdue's Cardinal

During Saturday afternoon’s telecast of the Eastern Michigan-Purdue men’s hoops game, former Purdue standout and current NBA player Brian Cardinal joined the BTN telecast. Cardinal, who won the NBA championship with the Dallas Mavericks this past season, joined the guys to talk about his successful Purdue career, his future in the NBA and his recent role with his old school, among other things. Watch our entire interview with Cardinal now. As for the game, the Boilermakers drilled EMU, 61-36.

Escape Artists

Wednesday night brought a slew of closer-than-expected games for Big Ten teams. Most were able to escape without deflating losses, but the way they played may tell us more than the final result. Let’s dive right in. Fresh off a rollicking defeat of Gonzaga that pushed them into the Top 25, the Illinois Fighting Illini squared off against a sneaky good St. Bonaventure squad. Things started out well enough, with Illinois scoring 17 points on their first 11 possessions, but what followed was some of the worst offensive basketball you are ever going to see. Points Efficiency First 11 possessions

Purdue's Robbie Hummel

Dec. 7 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

It was a struggle for the Big Ten on Wednesday night. The conference eked out several wins against inferior opponents, including Illinois over St. Bonaventure (box), Nebraska over Florida Gulf Coast (recap) and Purdue over Western Carolina (recap), while Penn State lost to Lafayette (recap). There were a couple drama-free games, though, as Wisconsin drilled Green Bay (recap) and Michigan State blew away CCSU (recap). Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In women’s hoops, Illinois and Minnesota carded victories, while Iowa and Indiana lost. Read all about the games with our women’s recap. Michigan State 89,

9 Big Ten Teams Make Palm's Latest NCAA Bracket

Roughly halfway through the nonconference basketball season,’s Jerry Palm decided to take another look at what the NCAA tourney bracket looks like. First impression: Jerry really likes the Big Ten. Nine teams make the field, more than any other conference, including Northwestern (No. 10), which eyes its first NCAA berth, and Indiana (No. 7), which hasn’t made the tourney since 2007-08. See all the Big Ten teams Palm included in this post. Big Ten seeds No. 1. Ohio State No. 3. Illinois No. 4. Michigan No. 5. Wisconsin No. 6. Michigan State No. 7. Indiana, Purdue No. 10. Northwestern

Sophomore Class Gives Big Ten Bright Future

Nearly a month into the men’s hoops season, it’s clear the future of the Big Ten is in good hands. I say this because of the conference’s loaded sophomore class, one headlined by possible NBA departures Jared Sullinger and Tim Hardaway Jr. This class is so good, so deep and so talented, it would give a team comprised of the Big Ten’s best seniors (Jordan Taylor, William Buford, John Shurna, Robbie Hummel and Draymond Green) a run for its money. It might win, actually, due to its depth, athleticism and Trevor Mbakwe’s injury. Sullinger, Hardaway Jr. and Aaron Craft received

Michigan State's Draymond Green

Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings

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 at that time. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina or leave your comments below. The week ahead pits Big Ten teams against two of the nation’s best programs, No. 1 Kentucky and No. 13 Kansas. Indiana hosts Kentucky at 5:15 p.m. ET Saturday, while Ohio State plays at Kansas at 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Check out Brent’s latest power rankings

Minnesota's Tubby Smith

Saturday's Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Want to see an amazing 360-degree dunk off the turnover? Check out Rodney Williams throwing it down late in the first half Saturday against USC right here. Five of the seven Big Ten men’s teams in action won today.  Click inside this post to get recaps and links to box scores, plus more video highlights. Minnesota 55, USC 40: BOX | AP RECAP | FULL SCOREBOARD FINAL RECAP: A run lasting across the halftime break allowed Minnesota to defeat USC 55-40 on Saturday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Golden Gophers were winning 16-15 in the first before they went

Resistance Is Futile

Two nights does not a season make, but the Big Ten certainly boosted their reputation as the nation’s preeminent basketball conference by wrapping up the Big Ten/ACC Challenge by an 8-4 margin. But beyond the scope of the Challenge, there are resumes to be built here–let’s see who hurt and helped their cause this week. Wisconsin showed that their gaudy efficiency numbers aren’t just the result of smashing cupcakes in an impressive effort at North Carolina. Sure, the Badgers lost, but losing by one possession in Chapel Hill is about as encouraging as losses get. Bo Ryan’s team did a

Bedeviled by the Big Ten

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge tipped off last night, and it was (as expected) a good night for the midwesterners. The Big Ten now leads the Challenge four games to two heading into tonight’s action. Let’s run down how the good guys got there. In the night’s marquee matchup, Ohio State put on a stunning display of dominance against the Duke Blue Devils, winning by a 22-point margin that barely captures how lopsided it really was. The Buckeyes jumped on Duke right out of the gate, leading 11-0 early, but the Blue Devils responded to temporarily make it close. Ohio State’s offense, however, was simply

Ohio State's Jared Sullinger

Big Ten Leads Challenge 4-2

Seeking its third consecutive win in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Big Ten jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the annual series Tuesday night. No.2 Ohio State blasted No. 4 Duke (recap), Northwestern beat Georgia Tech (recap), Illinois topped Maryland (recap) and Purdue put away Miami (recap), while Michigan fell at Virginia (recap) and Iowa was no match for Clemson (recap). Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, see our halftime and final recap stories from every game in this post. Up Wednesday: Penn State, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin (see