Men's Basketball

BTN's Stats Guru Brings the Numbers

BTN’s stats researcher tweets out great Big Ten stats during the football and basketball seasons via his Twitter account @BTNStatsGuy. If you’re on Twitter, check him out. And if you’re not, you can still see his work on his Twitter page. We’ve selected some of his most recent posts and embedded them below.You can also find some fresh Big Ten stats at BigTen.org.

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High Five: Big Ten teams prep for next round

Purdue Boilermakers guard Terone Johnson (0) celebrates with teammate Lewis Jackson (23) after a score against the St. Mary's Gaels during the second half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Century Link Center. Purdue Boilermakers defeat St. Mary's 72-69. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State vs. LIU-Brooklyn - 2012 NCAA Tournament Analysis

It was bound to happen. Friday was a day of upsets in the NCAA tournament and the Big Ten did not go unscathed as Michigan fell. But Purdue rose up and won and Michigan State rolled as well leaving five Big Ten teams alive and kicking in the tourney. Read this post for my capsules on Friday’s action plus my take on Northwestern’s NIT loss, too. On now: Ohio State vs. Gonzaga. Later: Wisconsin vs. Vanderbilt, and Indiana vs. VCU.

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Green lands triple-double in MSU win

Michigan State Spartans forward Draymond Green (23) shoots against LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds forward Kenny Onyechi (32) during the second round in the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State vs. LIU-Brooklyn - 2012 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Draymond Green scored 24 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and handed out 10 assists to lift Michigan State to an 89-67 win over Long Island on Friday in Columbus in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State (28-7) got solid performances from both Green and Adreian Payne. Green knocked down 10-of-17 shot attempts.

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Ohio knocks out Michigan

Michigan Wolverines guard Carlton Brundidge (2) shoots against the Ohio Bobcats during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan vs. Ohio - 2012 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Ohio pulled out a stunning 65-60 upset over Michigan on Friday in Nashville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. D.J. Cooper sparked the Bobcats with 21 points and four assists, and he made 7-of-11 shots from the floor for Ohio in the game. The Bobcats hit 51 percent of their field goals (22-of-43). Ohio was on fire from beyond the arc during the game, shooting 38 percent (6-of-16).

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Purdue drops St. Mary's

Purdue Boilermakers guard D.J. Byrd (21) pulls down a rebound ahead of St. Mary's Gaels forward Mitchell Young (3) during the first half in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Century Link Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

Purdue vs. St. Mary's - 2012 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Rob Jones scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for No. 16 Saint Mary’s, but it was not enough as Saint Mary’s (27-6) fell to Purdue 72-69 Friday in Omaha in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Terone Johnson sparked Purdue (22-12), as he scored 21 points, hauled in four rebounds, had five assists, and made 9-of-13 shots from the floor for the Boilermakers in the game.

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Michigan State, Purdue advance; Michigan falls

Ohio pulled out a stunning 65-60 upset over Michigan in the first of three Friday night games involving Big Ten teams. Purdue dropped St. Mary’s 72-69 in a day of upsets at the NCAA tournament. In the late game, Draymond Green recorded a triple-double to lift Michigan State to an 89-67 win over Long Island. In my daily links in this post, I found some interesting takes on Indiana’s win as well as what lies ahead for Purdue and Michigan. And did you hear what Bill Self said about the Illinois program? Dive on in.

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Perfect Thursday: Big Ten Goes 3-0 In Tourney Openers

Ohio State Buckeyes guard William Buford (44) posts up against Loyola Greyhounds forward Jordan Latham (15) in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Ohio State vs. Loyola (MD) - 2012 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Deshaun Thomas scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lift Ohio State to a 78-59 win over Loyola (MD) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Earlier Thursday, Jordan Hulls scored 22 points and Cody Zeller added 14 as Indiana won 79-66 victory over New Mexico State while Jordan Taylor scored 17 and grabbed eight rebounds to help Wisconsin past Montana 73-49.

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