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Power Rankings: Big Ten champ Indiana tops final list

The regular season now complete, it’s time to release my final 2012-13 Big Ten Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina). 1. Indiana, (26-5, 14-4) – As hard as it is to believe, Indiana, a program with five national championships, just won its first outright Big Ten crown since 1993. Some perspective: Freshman Yogi Ferrell wasn’t even born the last time. Last week: No. 1 [ RELATED: In defense of Victor Oladipo as Big

BTN.com's 2012-13 All-Big Ten teams

The 2012-13 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Teams will be released at 7 p.m. ET Monday on BTN/BTN2Go during the “All-Conference Selection Show” with Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) and Jim Jackson (@BTNJimJackson). Interviews from select award winners will also be included during the 30-minute program. Prior to the show, check out BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina’s All-Big Ten teams in this post. Agree with our teams? Leave your selections in the comment section below. [ RELATED: Vote in our 2012-13 Big Ten Dunk of the Year bracket ] Tom’s All-Big Ten teams: FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM Trey Burke, Michigan Aaron Craft,

Weekly Q&A: Listen to your Big Ten Coach

The Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held their weekly Big Ten teleconference Monday with reporters from around the league, and we’ve posted the audio from each phone interview in the post below. All of our audio can be found in our BTN.com audio archive. Listen to coach Crean:  Listen to coach McCaffery:  Listen to coach Groce:  Listen to coach Carmody:  Listen to coach Chambers:  Listen to coach Painter:  Listen to coach Izzo:  Listen to coach Ryan:  Listen to coach Beilein: Listen to coach Matta: Listen to coach Smith: Listen to coach Miles:

Big Ten Geeks: Champs

Indiana won the Big Ten championship outright by about half a Newton, as Jordan Morgan’s tip-in attempt was a hair too strong, allowing Indiana to complete a road comeback and dulling the festivities of the rest of the weekend. After a sluggish first half that ended with Michigan leading 33-30 (33 possessions), the two teams combined for 80 points in the second half (32 possessions). However, despite the fact that these two teams played a back-and-forth battle, I think the result raises more concerns about Michigan than Indiana. Don’t get me wrong—this game was literally decided by the bounce of

Big Ten Dunk Bracket: Vote Round 1 winners

With the 2013 Big Ten tourney bracket set, it’s time to unveil BTN.com’s 2012-13 Dunk of the Year bracket. The bracket includes one dunk from every Big Ten team, which fans decided via polls, and it’s seeded in accordance with this year’s Big Ten tourney. Once again, fans will vote on each matchup until a dunk is crowned Sunday. Hop on in and vote for all of the Round 1 winners. [ RELATED: View our 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament page ] No. 8 ILLINOIS vs. No. 9 MINNESOTA Brandon Paul posterizes, fittingly, Trevor Mbakwe: Rodney Williams left-handed alley-oop:

Vote: Big Ten's best basketball game of the year

That was an incredible basketball season. Now, with the regular season complete, we’re asking our fans to vote for their favorite 2012-13 Big Ten game. Here’s how this works: We’ve compiled a list of 10 candidates and put them in a Facebook poll. We’ll air the top 5 vote-getters all day Wednesday, the day before the Big Ten tourney tips, capped with the No. 1 game at 9 p.m. ET. So, who’s it going to be? [ VOTE: Pick your favorite 2012-13 Big Ten game ] THE CANDIDATES Michigan State at Indiana Ohio State at Michigan Iowa at Wisconsin Indiana

Indiana earns No. 1 seed in Big Ten tourney

The Big Ten announced Sunday night the bracket for the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 14-17 at the United Center in Chicago. Indiana, thanks to Sunday’s late comeback victory at Michigan, earned the No. 1 seed after claiming its first outright Big Ten title since 1993. See all of the seeds and Day 1 matchups in this post. [ RELATED: View the official 2013 Big Ten tourney bracket (PDF) ] Thursday, March 14 Game 1: No. 8 Illinois vs. No. 9 Minnesota, noon, BTN/BTN2Go Game 2: No. 5 Michigan vs. No. 12 Penn State,

Video: Badgers' Jackson hits clutch shot - again

When Wisconsin needs a big shot, more times than not, it dials Traevon Jackson‘s number. One of the Big Ten’s most improved players, the sophomore guard loves the ball in his hands during crunch time. And he’s had great results in such situations. Just ask Minnesota. Or Iowa. On Sunday, Jackson added to his collection of clutch shots, nailing a deep 3 at the buzzer to lift Wisconsin past Penn State, 63-60. Watch the shot now. Let’s take a look at a few of Jackson’s other big shots this season, shall we? Here’s his shot to beat the shot clock

B1G tourney seed update: MSU, Michigan eye No. 3 seed

Before the Big Ten’s final two regular-season games tip, let’s take a look at how the results will impact Big Ten tournament seeds. Here’s what we know before Indiana-Michigan and Northwestern-Michigan State close out the Big Ten’s regular season: Indiana is the No. 1 seed, Northwestern is No. 11, and only seeds 3-5 are up for grabs. [ RELATED: View our 2013 Big Ten tournament homepage ] Also on the line – and far more important – Michigan and Michigan State are playing for a share of the Big Ten crown. If  Michigan knocks off Indiana and Michigan State beats

Badgers, Jackson beat buzzer, Penn State

Traevon Jackson made a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 15 points, and No. 22 Wisconsin survived an upset scare from Penn State with a 63-60 win Sunday in its regular-season finale. The Badgers (21-10, 12-6 Big Ten) went the length of the court with less than 4 seconds left. Jackson pulled up at the wing and made the 3 over the outstretched arm of Kevin Montminy. Officials upheld the basket on the review, and anxious fans at the Jordan Center let out a collective sigh of disappointment. Jermaine Marshall finished with 23 points for Penn State (10-20,