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Best of Gus: Tourney Edition II

When BTN basketball announcer Gus Johnson makes a great call Friday night during the Big Ten Men’s basketball Tournament, we posted it here as fast as possible. How exciting was Johnson? The term “Gus Johnson” was trending on Twitter worldwide for parts of the night. We did the same thing Thursday, so go have a look. And as many of you know, we did this all year so look back at every game Johnson has called. Then dive in for the latest calls from Indianapolis.

#B1Gtourney: Your Tweets on TV

Throughout BTN’s televised coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, our TV producers will monitor Twitter for the best Big Ten tweets and air the top ones on TV. Some of you may recall we’ve done something like this before. How do you get your fantastic tweet in front of our eyes? Use the hashtag #B1Gtourney. See how others are using it right now and send us your tweets all tournament. And if you don”t know by now, BTN is all over Twitter. See all of our accounts in this post. Follow @BigTenNetwork Follow @BTNTomDienhart Follow @BTNBrentYarina Follow @BTN_helpteam

B1G tourney notes: Food, IU, Barbasol & more

What’s going on around the Big Ten tournament? You know, aside from the exciting games? BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina is in Indianapolis for the 15th annual Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and he filed a notebook. From food to spottings to uniforms, you’ll find it in this post. IT’S INDIANA: Sometime during Session II Thursday, media was given a sheet of paper that didn’t include box scores or projected starting lineups. It was the only one of its kind on a busy first day. What was it? A letter from the Big Ten Conference that let us know tickets

Friday's games roll on in Indianapolis

BTN covers Friday night’s quarterfinals of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis live on TV and online. Can’t get to a TV? Watch BTN games on BTN2Go. Learn more about BTN2Go here. Final: Michigan State 92, Iowa 75. After the game, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo shared his thoughts on the firing of Illinois’ coach Bruce Weber. Also final: Wisconsin 79, Indiana 71.Tonight on BTN: Michigan vs. Minnesota and Ohio State vs. Purdue. Read the rest of this post for BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s previews and predictions for each game. Also we’re tracking all games with

Purdue eliminates Nebraska, 79-61

Anthony Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and Terone Johnson added 16 points and six boards as they teamed up to lead Purdue to a 79-61 victory over Nebraska on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tourney. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more. No. 7 Purdue 79, No. 11 Nebraska 61: BOX | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD | LIVE BLOG | @BTN_Purdue | @BTN_Nebraska | #B1Gtourney Tom Dienhart’s key Purdue player: There were several, as Terone and Anthony

Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals set for Friday

BTN covers the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis live on TV and online. On Thursday, Matt Gatens sparked Iowa (17-15) past Illinois with 20 points and three rebounds. Then Indiana took full advantage of the stellar combination of Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls and beat Penn State, 75-58. Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins both helped Minnesota top Northwestern 75-68 in overtime while Purdue dropped Nebraska 79-61. We’re tracking all games with a live bracket, scores, video highlights, postgame press conferences, in-game updates, tweets and instant video analysis from BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart. Follow our live blog again Friday with Dienhart,

Wrapping Up the Regular Season

Josh: It’s time to reflect on another season of Big Ten hoops. I think the rest of college basketball has finally taken notice of something that’s been true for the past 18 months or so–the Big Ten is the best conference in college basketball. Still, you look at the conference today, you see two great teams, 3 pretty darn good teams, a team good enough to make the Dance, and then mediocrity. Heck, even a couple of pretty bad teams. I mean, it’s hard to say the conference underachieved, but here goes–the conference underachieved. Sure, this is still the best

Relive Ten Top Moments from This Season

When the season dawned back in November, most experts felt Ohio State would win the crown. Well, the Buckeyes needed some late-season heroics to take a share of what was a three-way tie between themselves, Michigan State and Michigan. In between, there were a lot of highs and lows in an exciting Big Ten title chase. So here’s a look at my top 10 moments from the 2011-12 season. Don’t forget: As we put the regular season behind us and dive right into Thursday’s tournament games, I’ll be joining BTN.com’s Big Ten Geeks bloggers in a live blog from courtside

It's the Big Ten Mailbag with a video twist

You have questions, I have answers. I reach into my mailbag and address queries that deal with March Madness and spring football. What does Northwestern have to do to make the NCAA tourney? What’s on Purdue’s to-do list for spring ball? The answers to those questions and more are all here. Plus, this week I’m experimenting with a video question for my readers who are willing to try something new. Do you want give others your very own video prediction on the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? Learn how easy it can be in this post. Who do you think

Tourney Time: A Closer Look at Thursday's Games

The 2012 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday with No. 8 seed Iowa taking on No. 9 seed Illinois at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (full bracket here). Before the action gets underway, I’m breaking down the first four games with an overview, key matchup and, of course, my prediction. Who do you like in the first four games? Vote inside. Also, I’ll be joining BTN.com’s Big Ten Geeks bloggers in a live blog for each of the four days of the tourney. Come talk with us during the games on the live tourney