Men's Basketball

Penn State can't catch Boston College

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Boston College beat Penn State 73-61 on Wednesday at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park. Olivier Hanlan sparked Boston College (3-4) with 22 points for the Eagles in the game. Joe Rahon shot 4-of-7 from the field and scored 14 points for Boston College.

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Illinois pulls away to win, 75-62

Georgia Tech at Illinois

Georgia Tech at Illinois - Men's Basketball Highlights

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE

No. 22 Illinois was able to carry momentum into the break and sustain it after, which allowed the Fighting Illini to secure a 75-62 over Georgia Tech on Wednesday at Assembly Hall in Champaign. Illinois (8-0) trailed 31-25 in the first, but went on a 19-6 run over the next 5:26 to take a seven-point lead.

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Miami beats Michigan State, 67-59

Michigan State at Miami

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Reggie Johnson scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Durand Scott added 15 points and seven boards as they teamed up to lead Miami (FL) to a 67-59 upset victory  over No. 14 Michigan State on Wednesday at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables.

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Byrd's 22 helps Purdue past Clemson

Nov 28, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Brad Brownell reacts during the first half of the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

D.J. Byrd scored 22 points to lead Purdue to a 73-61 win over Clemson on Wednesday at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson. Purdue (3-3) went into the locker room with the momentum and came out of the second half flying as well.

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Virginia tops Wisconsin, 60-54

Virginia at Wisconsin

Virginia at Wisconsin - Men's Basketball Highlights

Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

Joe Harris scored 22 points to lead Virginia to a 60-54 win over Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Kohl Center in Madison. Akil Mitchell was 4 of 7 from the floor and chipped in 13 points for Virginia (5-2). The Cavaliers also got a solid contribution from Darion Atkins, who scored 12. Ben Brust scored 15 points for Wisconsin (4-3) in the game.

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Big Ten Geeks: Indiana's defense impresses

Nov 27, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosier fans cheer during a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

UNC at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

All in all, it was quite a good first night for the Big Ten in its Challenge with the ACC. Let’s take a quick look at the results.

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Clothes Call: Check out these Northwestern shoes

Under Armour

When it was announced last week that Maryland was joining the Big Ten, I predicted Under Armour would come up with some crazy uniforms for future Maryland-Northwestern football games. Turns out, we didn’t have to wait until 2014 for it. Under Armour, which outfits both schools, designed some crazy shoes that select players wore during Tuesday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge game.

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