Change is afoot in Evanston, as the Northwestern basketball program moves away from the Princeton offense and into a new era. Will that change bring immediate success?
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Attention, Ohio State opponents: Make sure to account for Sam Thompson on each and every inbound pass under the Ohio State basket. We’ve said it so many times during Thompson’s career, but the high-flying junior soared for another one of his trademark inbound alley-oops in Sunday’s exhibition game vs. Walsh. And, just like the handful or so before it, this one was pretty.
Four Big Ten men’s hoops teams hosted exhibition games Sunday. Penn State blasted Northwood (FL), 98-61, Ohio State whipped Walsh, 93-63, Iowa topped Augustana, 87-65, and Illinois defeated Northwood (MI), 83-67. Watch the best highlights from the day in this post.
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Austin Hollins poured in a team-high 17 points as Minnesota cruised to a 79-57 victory over Cardinal Stritch in an exhibition opener Friday night. The Gophers’ 6-foot-4 senior guard also had several highlight-reel dunks in the win.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a great Mike Ditka costume. Is it Ohio State coach Urban Meyer? You be the judge.
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Enthusiasm is running high as Nebraska basketball enters Year Two of the Tim Miles era. As our season previews roll on, let’s take a look at just how much improvement can be expected from the Huskers.
Big Ten Basketball Media Day was a chance for the media to be introduced to some of the top players and the coaches around the conference. It was also a chance take in all the sights and sounds around the Big Ten, and there were plenty of good ones.