Nigel Hayes put on a show in his postgame press conference following Wisconsin's 79-68 win over Ohio State.
Big Ten fans enjoyed a pair of men's basketball games on Thursday night. Wisconsin kicked off the action with an impressive 79-68 win over Ohio State in the first game of the evening. Northwestern followed that with a huge 82-58 victory over Minnesota to close out the night.
There are good shots. There are great shots. And then there is the shot Rutgers freshman Corey Sanders hit on Wednesday night against Illinois. Trailing 87-84 in the final seconds of the first overtime, Sanders missed a game-tying 3-pointer, got his own rebound, dribbled back beyond the 3-point line and hit a fadeaway 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game and send it into a second overtime. The reaction is just as you would expect, as Sanders’ teammates mobbed him in celebration. Check out the shot at the top of the post. Sanders went on to post career highs
There were three Big Ten men’s basketball games on Wednesday night, highlighted by two outstanding contests on BTN. In the first game of the night, Malcolm Hill scored 32 points as Illinois outlasted Rutgers 110-101 in a triple overtime thriller. Iowa followed that with a commanding 73-49 win over Penn State behind 14 points from Jarrod Uthoff. Maryland closed out the evening with a 70-65 road win over Nebraska. We made it a point to capture the top moments from all three games. Here is a look at the top highlights from Wednesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action. We see
Every Big Ten men’s basketball team has played at least nine conference games, meaning we’ve reached the unofficial midpoint of the 2015-16 league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Bracketology | Scores | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for 2 to B1G tourney ] That being the case, we asked BTN analysts and regular BTN.com contributors Jon Crispin and Jess Settles to share their best of the first half of the conference slate. See their picks below. BEST PLAYER Jon Crispin: Jarrod Uthoff,
Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff remains atop my latest Big Ten Player Rankings, but Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine is closing fast. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Bracketology | Scores | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for 2 to B1G tourney ] New to the list this week: Maryland’s Robert Carter Jr., who has been on the list a few times this season, and Michigan State’s Matt Costello, who continues to compile silly statistical nights. Check out my latest list below. 1. Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa.
adidas and Nebraska unveiled a new Black History Month collection to pay tribute to Wilbur Wood, the Huskers’ first African-American basketball player, Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Get all of the latest Big Ten uniform news ] Nebraska will sport the alternate uniform, which features red tones and a cream stripe across the jersey with the classic “N” logo, vs. Penn State on Feb. 13, as well on the road at Indiana on Feb. 17 and Penn State on Feb. 25. Wood lettered from 1908 to 1910 and was one of the first black players to gain prominence in collegiate hoops.
There are three games this week that will go a long way in shaping the season. Is this the week Maryland finally loses a Big Ten home game? Can Michigan stay hot? And maybe we’ll get an upset along the way. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of the first half of B1G play | Previewing the week ahead | Ranking the week’s games | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a ranking of this week’s action. 1.
The season has hit the halfway point, and the race for the top remains fast, furious and wide open with Iowa and Indiana leading the pack. Here is a look at the week ahead. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of the first half of B1G play | Previewing the week ahead | Ranking the week’s games | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Game of the week: Michigan State at Michigan, Saturday. Nothing beats a rivalry. And no rivalry is
Max Bielfeldt is averaging career bests across the board, and now the Indiana forward returns to the place where his college career started. The former Wolverine will be back at the Crisler Center on Tuesday night, this time, for the first time, as the enemy. Bielfeldt played three seasons in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated last spring before opting to go to Indiana as a graduate transfer, to earn a master’s degree from the Kelley School of Business. The decision has paid off, as Bielfeldt is shooting 58 percent and averaging 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, one steal and 0.5 blocks