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Did You See This? Wisconsin's Evans

With Wednesday night’s game against Northwestern well in hand late in the second half, Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans provided quite the highlight with a powerful alley-oop. On a night when the Badgers did a majority of their damage from downtown (12 of 23; 52 percent), it was Evans and his zero 3-pointers who carried the load. The junior scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in the easy 77-57 victory at the Kohl Center. And then there was that late alley-oop. Also, let’s not forget Jordan Taylor’s perfect pass to make it all possible. Watch it now.

Huskers stun Hoosiers; Badgers blast Wildcats

Our latest Super Wednesday doubleheader, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, started with Nebraska rallying to upset No. 13 Indiana (recap) and finished with Wisconsin blowing away Northwestern (recap). Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video, stats and recaps in this post. Gus Johnson was on the call for the Hoosiers-Huskers game, and here are his best calls from the exciting upset. In Madison, Ryan Evans threw down a powerful alley-oop and Montee Ball was honored during a timeout. Also, don’t forget to enter to win a trip to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball

One-on-One: Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

Crazy. There’s no other way to describe what has been a topsy-turvy Big Ten chase this season, and Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor has lived it. His Badgers entered the season with high hopes but struggled through a three-game losing skid from Dec. 31 to Jan. 8 that included two losses on Wisconsin’s home court, a rarity. But the 6-1 senior has helped the Badgers (14-5 overall/3-3 Big Ten) get back on track with consecutive wins, beginning with a huge victory at Purdue last Thursday that was Wisconsin’s third ever in Mackey Arena. That was followed by a home win

Big Ten Geeks: Beilein Ball

Michigan and Michigan State played a highly entertaining game that lived up to advance billing, with the Wolverines prevailing by the slimmest of margins. This result flew in the face of the conventional wisdom that Michigan can’t win when its threes aren’t falling, as John Beilein’s team scored quite well despite shooting 29 percent from deep. As it usually does with a Beilein offense, the answer lied in a high conversion rate on twos and a low turnover rate. Over the past 10 seasons, stretching back to his time at West Virginia, Beilein’s teams have been at their best when

Big Ten Stock Watch: 5 up, 5 down

One-third of the way through the Big Ten schedule, it’s time to compile a quick stock report. What we’re analyzing here is whose stock is up and whose is down since Big Ten play opened late last month. In this post, you’ll find five players who have improved their play since the real season tipped and five who have struggled during that time. 5 UP 1. Joseph Bertrand, Illinois – Chances are you probably didn’t know much about Bertrand before Christmas. You do now, because the athletic guard has the uncanny ability to get to the basket for easy shot

Dienhart: Intrastate battle headlines slate

The Big Ten features 11 men’s basketball games this week, including an interesting non-league contest that has Michigan playing at Arkansas. Will this week’s slate of games feature as many upsets, further jumbling the conference race? Here’s how I rank the games this week. 1. Michigan State at Michigan, Tuesday. How will the Spartans respond to the end of their 15-game winning streak? Like Michigan State, the Wolverines are coming off a road loss. This could be the road win that stamps the Spartans as the top Big Ten team. Or maybe not. 2. Wisconsin at Illinois, Sunday. Both teams

Dienhart: Big Ten Hoops Player Rankings

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s weekly Big Ten player rankings are in, with the same big men remaining at the head of the class. Those players, of course, are Indiana’s Cody Zeller, Michigan State’s Draymond Green and Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger. But who is the Big Ten’s top guard? See Dienhart’s top 15 Big Ten players, plus his next 10, in this post. Also, get ready for Tuesday night’s slate of action with our Big Ten scoreboard. 1. Jared Sullinger, C, Ohio State, So. – A man among boys, Sullinger is a lethal combination of talent and effort who never

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 right now and who would win on a neutral court. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina or leave your comments below. See Brent’s rankings in this post. The latest national polls are out, as well. Where does your team land? And check out all of the Big Ten statistical leaders. 1. Michigan State (15-3, 4-1) – This stat from

Dienhart: Let's look at the week ahead

Up is down. In is out. Black is white. Welcome to Big Ten basketball 2012, a season filled with twists and turns that have jumbled the race (standings). And the conference season isn’t even half over. This past week was filled with tumult that scrambled the league standings and made one thing perfectly clear: This is going to be a wild race for the Big Ten championship. Last week’s craziness began with Illinois shocking Ohio State behind Brandon Paul’s 43 points. Thursday saw Minnesota—winless in the Big Ten—dump Indiana. Then on Saturday, Michigan State had its 15-game winning streak end

Big Ten Geeks: At the turn

It’s certainly been an interesting start to the Big Ten season. Wisconsin looks vulnerable, Indiana looks much improved, and Minnesota is still fighting after losing its star. But what do that numbers say at the one-third mark? Below are the tempo free team statistics for the Big Ten. “PPP” refers to points per possession. Team    Offensive PPP       Defensive PPP       Efficiency Margin    Ohio State 1.12 0.87 0.25 Michigan State 1.15 0.98 0.17 Michigan 1.06 0.99 0.07 Purdue 1.06 1.04 0.02 Illinois 1.00 0.98 0.02 Wisconsin 0.99 0.97 0.02 Minnesota 1.02 1.05 -0.03 Northwestern 1.02 1.07