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8:00 PMPurdue at IowaWatch

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Big Ten Keeps Challenge Title With Big Nights

On the second night of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge the Big Ten took another four games out of six to win the overall 12 -game challenge 8-4. Here’s a look back at the first night of action where the Big Ten jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the overall two-night challenge. Read the Big Ten Geeks take on Round One. Find all of of our men’s basketball video highlights in our video section. Leading the conference challenge 4-2 heading into Wednesday night Penn State, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin all hit the court. Indiana and Penn State

Bedeviled by the Big Ten

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge tipped off last night, and it was (as expected) a good night for the midwesterners. The Big Ten now leads the Challenge four games to two heading into tonight’s action. Let’s run down how the good guys got there. In the night’s marquee matchup, Ohio State put on a stunning display of dominance against the Duke Blue Devils, winning by a 22-point margin that barely captures how lopsided it really was. The Buckeyes jumped on Duke right out of the gate, leading 11-0 early, but the Blue Devils responded to temporarily make it close. Ohio State’s offense, however, was simply

11-29-11 Big Ten Hoops Player Rankings

The Big Ten/ACC Challenge tips off in a matter of hours. With that being the case, coupled with the fact Trevor Mbakwe has been lost for the season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina thought it was time to release his latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See Brent’s top 10 list in this post. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. PLAYER RANKINGS 1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State – The thinned-up version of Sullinger is every bit as lethal as last year’s oversized one. The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year has improved in every statistical category in Year 2, the most impressive

Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings

It’s Monday, and there are no Big Ten men’s hoops games for the first time since Nov. 10. That means it’s the perfect time to release my latest 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 at that time. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. 1. Ohio State (6-0) – The Buckeyes lead the Big Ten in scoring, at 85.2 points per game, and they’ve assisted on 66 percent of their baskets. While Jon Diebler and David

Best of the Best: Nov. 21-27 Hoops Honors

Every Sunday night during the hoops season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina recaps the week that was on the men’s hardwood and hands out his weekly honors. See Brent’s latest installment, for action from Nov. 21-27, in this post. Player of the week: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State – The sophomore sensation compiled a terrific week, averaging 19.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, three assists and 2.3 steals in three Ohio State victories. Sullinger posted three double-doubles and shot a ridiculous 72 percent on the week, plus he tied a career-high with five assists and set a career-high with four steals in an

Purdue's Terone Johnson

Nov. 26 Big Ten hoops roundup

Five Big Ten men’s basketball teams played Saturday, and you can catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. Only one Big Ten women’s team played Sunday – Michigan vs. Marquette. Purdue and Wisconsin both cruised to victories today, with the Boilers drilling Coppin State, 78-57, and the Badgers routing BYU for the Chicago Invitational title. Watch our highlights from the Badgers’ tournament title win now and get recaps from all the day’s action inside. Purdue 78, Coppin State 57: SCOREBOARD | BOX | AP RECAP FINAL: Robbie Hummel paced Purdue with 24 points to

Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

Did You See This? Wisconsin's Taylor

Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor is no stranger to making highlight-reel plays, but Friday night the preseason All-America compiled one of the better sequences of his fantastic career. It started with a steal that he converted into a layup, then he stole the ensuing inbound pass and dished to Jared Berggren for a big slam. So, in a matter of 10 seconds, Taylor picked up two steals, two points and an assist. Watch the outstanding sequence here. The Badgers cruised to victory in the game over Bradley, and you can read about it here.

Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

Friday Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Four Big Ten men’s basketball teams play today with Northwestern and Minnesota winning the early games. Ohio State also beat Valparaiso as Jared Sullinger scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and handed out six assists. Wisconsin also beat Bradley 66-43. Earlier today in two Big Ten victories, Julian Welch had a big game for Minnesota and John Shurna paced Northwestern with 20 points. Get links to scoreboards inside this post, and get scores for all ten Big Ten women’s games on our women’s scoreboard. Ohio State 80, Valparaiso 47: SCOREBOARD | BOX | AP RECAP FINAL: Jared Sullinger scored 14 points,

Turkeys and Tropical Locales

If you ask most national observers about John Beilein’s coaching style, you’ll hear phrases like “live and die by the three” or “offensive-minded.” In Maui, Michigan used none of the above to get an impressive win over Memphis. The Wolverines took their threes, sure, but they weren’t particularly good from there. Instead, they dominated the Tigers in the paint, making those national observers’ collective heads explode. Here’s Michigan’s shot distribution against Memphis: FGM FGA FG% eFG% Dunks/Layups 14 17 82% 82% Other twos 7 12 58% 58% Threes 6 20 30% 45% On the strength of all those high-percentage twos, Michigan scored a

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

Nov. 22 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

The Big Ten went 2-1 Tuesday night, with No. 11 Wisconsin thrashing UMKC, Illinois dropping Richmond in the Cancun Classic and No. 15 Michigan falling to No. 6 Duke in the Maui Invitational. Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. And don’t forget to check out our halftime and final recap stories for all of the games in this post. You can also get results from the five Big Ten women’s games with our women’s hoops roundup. Watch our highlights from Wisconsin’s victory over UMKC now. Duke 82, Michigan 75 BOX | AP RECAP