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Mount Rushmores: Last chance to vote for your all-time hoops stars

The debates pop up all the time. “Who was the greatest player to play at your school?” “Where would that current player rank on your school’s all-time team?” And so on. That’s why we created survey pages for each Big Ten men’s basketball program where fans have been ranking their favorite players over the past few weeks. At first look, it can seem like an easy task. But as you roll through any list, one realizes it’s a little harder. Where would Illinois’ Kendall Gill rank on the Fighting Illinois list? With Indiana’s long roster of talented players, who makes that

Journey 100: Sunday's show spotlights Jok, Trimble, Vosters

This week’s episode of “The Journey,” the 100th of the award-winning series, airs at 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday, or immediately following the Wisconsin-Illinois men’s basketball game. The milestone episode will look at the amazing path Iowa’s Peter Jok has taken from war-torn Sudan to Des Moines to Iowa City, where he is now one of the Big Ten’s top players. [ MORE: ‘Journey’ celebrates 100 episodes |  Journey 100 All Stars Part I & Part II | Q&A: OSU walk-on & ‘Journey’ subject Mark Titus ] We’ll also hear NBA MVP Stephen Curry talk about Maryland super sophomore Melo Trimble, and

Watch A.J. Hammons' individual dunk contest vs. Nebraska

A.J. Hammons played the kind of game players dream about in Purdue’s 89-74 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. [ MORE: Watch Purdue honor Keady, 1994-96 three-peat team | Purdue busts out throwback uniform ] The senior big man scored a career-high 32 points, on a head-turning 14 of 17 from the field, to go along with 11 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and a steal. Simply put, Nebraska had absolutely no answer for Hammons, who also committed just one personal foul in 29 minutes. “A.J. Hammons is the best center in college basketball,” Matt Painter said after the game. It’s

Watch Purdue honor Gene Keady, 1994-96 three-peat team

It’s been 20 years since the Purdue men’s basketball team claimed its third consecutive outright Big Ten crown, and no team has done it since. [ MORE: Purdue wears throwback uniform to celebrate three-peat team ] Purdue honored the 1994-96 three-peat teams at halftime of Saturday’s game vs. Nebraska. Members of those teams, including Chad Austin and Brian Cardinal, to name a couple, were in attendance, as was legendary coach Gene Keady, who won Big Ten Coach of the Year all three of the championship seasons en route becoming the first and only to win the award three times in

Purdue busts out throwback to honor 1994-96 three-peat team

Purdue honored its 1994-96 Big Ten championship teams Saturday afternoon vs. Nebraska. [ MORE: Watch Purdue honor Gene Keady, 1994-96 teams at halftime ] Among the festivities, Purdue gave away 1996 replica championship rings to the first 1,996 fans, and held a halftime ceremony to honor legendary coach Gene Keady and members of the teams. The Boilermakers also donned throwback uniforms to commemorate the occasion. Even cooler: They warmed up in their usual home uniform, which you can see in the video embedded below, before coming back out in the 1994-inspired design before tip-off. To no one’s surprise, the fans

Catch up on Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball highlights

There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday, including Michigan topping Penn State, 79-72, in the first Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 17 Indiana held off feisty Minnesota, 74-68, behind Thomas Bryant’s career-high 23 points, and No. 21 Purdue bested Nebraska, 89-74, thanks to A.J. Hammons’ career-high 32 points.. Hockey fan, too? Michigan and Penn State face off at 7 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go) at Madison Square Garden to complete the

Three Takes: Rasheed Sulaimon, Jake Layman & Orange Krush

That Maryland win over Iowa was impressive, wasn’t it? Two of my latest “Three Takes” focus on the Terrapins, more specifically on a pair of players who helped Maryland hand Iowa its first Big Ten defeat in its last 13 conference games, dating to last season. Check out my latest “Three Takes” below. Sulaimon does it all Rasheed Sulaimon needed a big game against No. 3 Iowa in the worst way. The athletic wing had made just two of his last 15 shots and scored 10 combined points in the previous two games, and Maryland was on the verge of

Who makes your Michigan State basketball Mount Rushmore?

Who gets your vote for the top players in Michigan State basketball history? We came up with a list of 13 Spartan greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-13. The results of the fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We have rolled out a survey for every school recently. Mateen Cleaves 1996-2000: Member of 2000 National Championship team and three Final Four teams (1998-2000). Most Outstanding Player and member of 2000 NCAA All-Tournament team. Member of three Big Ten Regular Season

BTN kicks off coverage before 'Super Saturday' gets underway

Super Saturday is here! #BTNinNYC got underway Friday afternoon at Slate Restaurant & Bar with a special edition of BTN Live. BTN’s Dave Revsine, Jon Crispin and Taylor Rooks were joined by several special guests to preview the inaugural Super Saturday, a Big Ten basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring Michigan and Penn State. Guests included former Michigan Fab Five member Jimmy King, former Indiana and NBA star Isiah Thomas and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, among others. Check out some of the top moments from Friday’s BTN Live show below. Look at that @dekker: Jimmy King

Who makes your Maryland basketball Mount Rushmore?

Are you ready to vote for the top players in Maryland basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Terrapin greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of the fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Len Bias 1982-86: He tallied 2,149 points and averaged 23.2 points his final last season in College Park. Bias was named ACC Player of the Year twice (1985-86) and was a