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Wednesday Hoops Roundup: B1G goes perfect 3-0

A.J. Hammons

Amir Williams Alley-Oop Dunk

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The Big Ten went a perfect 3-0 Wednesday in men’s hoops action. Purdue kicked off the night with a 83-55 victory over Eastern Illinois, while Ohio State followed with a 63-52 win over American University. Northwestern topped UIC, 93-58 in the nightcap.

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Big Ten Geeks: Wolverines Go Down

Most of the conference fed on cupcakes this weekend, but there were a few games of note. The best game of the weekend was Michigan’s trip to Iowa State. Sadly, it did not go as the Wolverines would have liked, although Iowa State was actually favored in this game (which calls the subsequent court-storming into question, for those who dream of joining the Fun Police).

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Purdue's Basil Smotherman posterizes Rider

Basil Smotherman

Basil Smotherman Throws it Down

Purdue’s Basil Smotherman threw down the kind of dunk that drops jaws in the second half of Sunday’s win over Rider. The freshman drove and exploded for a left-handed posterizing dunk that delighted the Mackey Arena faithful. Former Flyin’ Illini star Stephen Bardo, the color commentator for the game, liked what he saw, too, saying: “Putting Rider on a poster. They’re for the sale in the lobby coming up.”

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Week in Review: Looking ahead to Week 12 B1G Games

Jeremy Langford

Randy Gregory Joins #BTNLive

Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is here. Can you believe it? Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead.

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