What do you do when you beat the No. 2 team in the nation on its home court? Celebrate! That’s exactly what the Wisconsin Badgers did following their memorable 70-57 win over No. 2 Maryland on Saturday night at the Xfinity Center. The Badgers’ win snapped Maryland’s 27-game home winning streak and marked the Terrapins’ first home Big Ten loss. Vitto Brown was outstanding in the game, scoring a career-high 21 points in the victory. Watch the Badgers mob Brown in an incredible locker room celebration. #OnWisconsin. Always.https://t.co/Zp19zuk0vO — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 14, 2016 Also, check out Greg Gard’s
Maryland is the nation’s No. 2 team and no Big Ten team is hotter than Wisconsin, winners of six straight games. So, college basketball fans knew Saturday night’s game would be intense. It was; in fact, things got a little heated in the final seconds of the first half at Xfinity Center. Here’s what happened: Maryland’s Diamond Stone, the former Wisconsin prep star, and Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown competed for the rebound following a Melo Trimble missed running layup, and the two ended up out of bounds, with Stone bringing Brown to the floor and using his left hand to push
Big Ten fans were treated to five outstanding games on Saturday! See all of Saturday’s Big Ten results on our Big Ten scoreboard. Michigan kicked off the action with an impressive 61-58 upset win over No. 18 Purdue. Following that, Ohio State dropped Rutgers, 79-69, to keep the Scarlet Knight winless in the Big Ten, Andrew White scored 35 points to lead Nebraska to a 70-54 victory over Penn State, and Wisconsin upset No. 2 Maryland, 70-57, snapping the Terrapins’ 27-game home winning streak. Northwestern closed out the action with a memorable 58-56 victory over Illinois. Watch Saturday’s top highlights
Draymond Green, he of an NBA-leading 10 triple-doubles this season, is the Big Ten’s lone representative in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. That doesn’t mean the former Spartans star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year is the only Big Ten name who will be involved in the numerous All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Toronto. Michigan State’s Keith Appling (NBA D-League All-Star Game), Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn (NBA D-League 3-point Contest) and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell (Rising Star’s Challenge) will join Green, who also will be involved in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Rising Stars Challenge When: 9
D’Angelo Russell helped lead USA to a 157-154 victory over the World in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] The former Ohio State point guard and consensus 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year scored 22 points, on 9 of 15 from the field, and dished out seven assists in 16-plus minutes off the bench. The USA team featured the game’s top first- and second-year players born in America, including MVP Zach LaVine, out of UCLA. Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft,
Michigan men's basketball will wear #ChadTough T-shirts for Saturday's Big Ten clash with Purdue.
Assembly Hall. Xfinity Center. Breslin Center. What is the most intimidating arena in the Big Ten? I asked some media members who cover the league, and here’s what I got. Bill Landis, @BillLandis25, Cleveland.com: Maryland. When that place gets going, that wall of students behind the basket has to be very intimidating for opposing teams. Maybe the loudest building I’ve ever been in. Tom Kakert, @HawkeyeReport, HawkeyeReport.com: It’s really close. Based on what I have seen and what players have indicated, I’d have to say Maryland. Very active and involved student section is always the key and they have that
Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff is a Big Ten MVP candidate. Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is being compared to another Spartan great. Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan's path to West Lafayette was a long and winding road. Each are profiled this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET on "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016."
In men's hoops, Indiana turned some head by dropping No. 4 Iowa while Penn State is set up for a run at the postseason. In football, The NCAA is proposing new video reviews of targeting fouls. And one Big Ten athletic director announces he is stepping down. Read all about that and more in Friday's headlines digest.
Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points to lead Indiana to an impressive 85-78 victory over Iowa.