Four Big Ten men’s teams played Friday and all four won. Get the box scores on the BTN men’s basketball scoreboard and dive into this post for full recaps. Five Big Ten women’s teams played Friday – get full results on the BTN women’s scoreboard. Purdue 85, Temple 77: BOX | AP RECAP FINAL: Lewis Jackson scored 26 points and Robbie Hummel added 20 points as they teamed up to lead Purdue to an 85-77 victory over Temple on Friday at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The Owls fell short on the scoreboard,
Six Big Ten men’s basketball teams played Thursday and the conference went 6-0. Purdue battled to a win over Iona while Northwestern defeated LSU and Minnesota handled Fairfield. Later on, Iowa beat Northern Illinois, Michigan held off Western Illinois and Illinois ran away from Lipscomb. You can also catch all available men’s video highlights in here, too. Don’t forget to check out the latest from the Big Ten Geeks, our contributing hoops bloggers who just posted their Big Ten season previews and their early Big Ten thoughts. You can follow the Geeks on Twitter @bigtengeeks and they love to hear
BTN.com’s Mallory Treleaven sat down with BTN basketball analyst and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Jim Jackson to get his early season thoughts on Big Ten basketball. Follow Jackson on Twitter (@BTNJimJackson) and watch him all season long. Q: Which team do you expect will win the conference? A: Right now, I’d pick Ohio State. Q: Which team will surprise us the most this season? A: The team you need to look out for is Iowa. Last year at home, they beat a good Purdue team and it came down to the wire against Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Last night, Ohio State handled a very good Florida team–a squad that at least one astute observer has picked to win the National Championship–with relative ease. After a slow start, the Buckeyes led by as many as 16 points before finally winning by seven. Thad Matta’s team displayed the same strengths as a season ago–namely a high effective field goal percentage and a low turnover rate–but they also showed a new wrinkle: getting to the foul line. It’s extremely early, but Ohio State now has a free throw rate of 72 FTA per 100 FGA. For some perspective, the Buckeyes
Every Big Ten men’s hoops team has played at least one game, and in today’s quick-to-judge world, we thought why not offer some initial thoughts on what we’ve seen through the first week of action. See Brent Yarina’s way-too-early Big Ten impressions in this post. Watch our interview with Wisconsin star point guard Jordan Taylor now. Tuesday night on the hardwood, No. 3 Ohio State beat No. 8 Florida and No. 6 Duke held off Michigan State. There’s a trio of Big Ten games Wednesday, including Wisconsin hosting Colgate and Indiana traveling to Evansville. 1. Iowa will be fun to
It was a busy night of Big Ten men’s hoops Monday. There were seven games, including Purdue barely topping High Point on BTN, and the Big Ten won all of them. Use our Big Ten scoreboard to catch up on all of the action and stats and watch all of the video highlights and analysis. Also, check out our feature on the renovations at Mackey Arena and watch our highlights from Purdue’s close scare now. Penn State 62, Radford 46 BOX | AP RECAP FINAL: Tim Frazier paced Penn State with 20 points to lead the Nittany Lions to a
At halftime of Purdue’s victory over High Point on Monday night, we aired a quick feature that gave Big Ten fans a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated Mackey Arena. From the court to the weight room to the locker room, among several other things, there have been a number of improvements made to Purdue basketball’s home. Everything looks really good, too. Watch the feature, which also includes Boilers talking about Robbie Hummel’s return, now. Purdue received a stiff test from High Point, hanging out for a narrow 67-65 win. View our Purdue homepage , see Purdue stats and bookmark
The piece from which this clip was taken was very interesting to edit. In the full piece, we followed both Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson and E’Twaun Moore as they waited to hear their names called in the NBA draft. The emotion you see in this clip is the result of a dream coming true, but was only part of the story. Later that same night, Johnson found out Moore would also be drafted to the NBA … and would become a Boston Celtic. That’s just like Johnson!
Every Big Ten basketball court will have a different look for the 2011-12 season, whether it be the new B1G logo, the addition of the semi-circle under the basket or the elimination of the women’s 3-point line, but at least a handful have undergone other makeovers. The floors at Illinois’ Assembly Hall, Carver-Haweye Arena, Crisler Arena, Welsh-Ryan Arena and Mackey Arena will feature new looks when the season tips Friday. Watch a feature on Illinois’ new court now and see all the new designs in this post. Thoughts? To me, the biggest winner of the new designs has to be
Our Men’s Basketball Season Preview: 2011-2012 aired Monday night, and you can watch all the video clips right here. You can find the women’s preview clips here. We’re also tracking all the Big Ten exhibition action before the ball tips for real Friday night. Have you heard the Big Ten Geeks are back with us for another season? Our two Geeks bloggers, Josh Reed and Michael Portscheller, will post their usual statistical brilliance all season long. Check out their first Big Ten team preview: Penn State. You can still look back at and rate Gus Johnson’s top calls from last