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Big Ten Geeks: The Brandon Paul Game

With an amazing 43-point performance from Brandon Paul, Illinois shocked Ohio State in Champaign. Coming in, this looked like a game that the Illini might hope to keep close with their defense, but it seemed unlikely that Bruce Weber’s struggling offense would be able to scrape together enough points against the nation’s top defense. That analysis went out the window once Paul got rolling. The athletic junior made plays all over the court, but his most obvious contribution was an incredible eight for 10 shooting performance from three. While it is true that Paul was shooting just 28 percent from

Halfway done: 2011-12 midway Big Ten honors

With every Big Ten basketball team having played anywhere between 15-17 games, we’ve reached the unofficial midway point of the 2011-12 season. Pretty soon it will be March, and that means the Big Ten tourney and NCAA tourney aren’t that far off. OK, they’re still two months away, but the first couple of months sure didn’t take long. Find Brent Yarina’s midway Big Ten honors in this post. Midway Player of the Year: Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Midway Freshman of the Year: Cody Zeller, Indiana Midway Coach of the Year: Tom Crean, Indiana Midway First Team G: Tim Frazier, Penn

Dienhart: Big Ten Hoops Player Rankings

Another week, another look at the top players in the Big Ten. Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger has dominated all year. The question: Will anyone dethrone him this season from his perch atop these rankings? 1. Jared Sullinger, C, Ohio State, So. – The big fella would have been a high lottery pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Instead, he is back in college to terrorize foes with his unmatched physical game in the post. Sullinger is close to averaging a double-double (17.1 ppg; 9.6 rpg). 2. Cody Zeller, F/C, Indiana, Fr. – First there was Luke (Notre Dame),

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. Also, don’t forget to watch our latest Big Ten

Dienhart: Let's Look At The Week Ahead

The Big Ten men’s basketball season is really heating up as we enter a third week of league action, so it’s time to roll out the first installment of my Monday basketball column. We’re calling this my Big Ten Whiteboard, because I’ll be drawing up all the good stuff you’ll need to keep track of in the week ahead. Got a comment? Drop it to me at the bottom of this post. Got a question for my weekly mailbag? Send it to me over here. Also, watch The Pulse crew debate the latest in Big Ten hoops now. The biggest

Weekly Q&A: Listen to your Big Ten Coach

The Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held their weekly Monday morning Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around he league and we’ve posted the audio from each group phone interview in the post below. BTN.com will post these media sessions each Monday right up to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and all of our audio can be found in our BTN.com audio archive. Listen to each clip below. Listen to Coach Crean: Listen to Coach McCaffery: Listen to Coach Weber: Listen to Coach Carmody: Listen to Coach Chambers: Listen to Coach Painter: Listen to Coach Izzo: Listen to Coach

Big Ten Geeks: Homework

It’s early in the conference season, but not so early that teams don’t have something they need to work on. To get them in shape, let’s hand out some homework assignments. Illinois: Yes, this team can defend. Even when its opponent shoots 59 percent from two-point range (as Nebraska did on Saturday), the Illini will usually hold the other side to under a point per possession. But can they score? In conference play, Illinois has yet to score over a point per possession. A big part of that is the dropoff of the big man, Meyers Leonard:    Two-point percentage

Best of the Best: Jan. 2-8 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 Jan. 2-8, in this post. And get ready for the coming week of Big Ten action with our Big Ten scoreboard. Player of the week: Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger – The Ohio State big man was dominant in a pair of victories, shooting 67 percent from the field and averaging 23.5 points, 10 rebounds and 2.5 steals. Against Iowa on Saturday, Sullinger went for a season-high

Jan. 8 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

No. 13 Michigan put away No. 19 Wisconsin (recap), No. 12 Indiana held off Penn State (recap) and Purdue bounced back to beat Minnesota (recap) on the Big Ten men’s hardwood Sunday. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, recaps and video in this post. Gus Johnson was on the call for the Purdue-Minnesota game, and here are a few of his best calls. Also, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina has posted his latest Best of the Best weekly column. Indiana 88, Penn State 82: BOX | AP RECAP | SCOREBOARD FINAL: Jordan Hulls scored 28

Dienhart: Lining Up My Big Ten Three-Pointers

For now, football is in my rear view window and the road for me ahead has plenty of Big Ten hoops. In my first installment of my Big Ten Three-Pointers, my aim is to fire up 3-pointers from around the Big Ten as I look back at the previous week’s news and then ahead to what’s coming. Ready, set, shoot … 3 Things I Learned 1. The Big Ten may be the nation’s top league, if you believe the RPI and Sagarin Ratings. They rate the conference No. 1 in the country. In fact, nine Big Ten teams are in