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#BTNStandout: Troy Williams pulls off pretty sequence

We’ve typed a similar sentence to this one several times over the last three seasons: Troy Williams made a play Big Ten fans will want to see. [ MORE: Rewatch Indiana’s win at Minnesota on BTN2Go ] The Indiana junior used his much-talked-about athleticism to author an exciting sequence in the Hoosiers’ 70-63 win Saturday afternoon at Minnesota. On one end, Williams soared for the big-time rejection; on the other, he perfectly timed a putback slam of Yogi Ferrell’s errant 3-pointer. Williams finished the afternoon with seven points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks. Here’s his other block, which

Watch Saturday's top Big Ten men's basketball highlights

Four Big Ten men’s basketball games were featured on Saturday’s slate. [ MORE: Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] No. 3 Maryland throttled Ohio State in the first game of the day, 100-65, reaching the 100-point plateau in regulation of a conference game for the first time since 2002. Indiana held off Minnesota to improve to 5-0 in conference play, Nebraska took down Illinois, 78-67, and Penn State beat Northwestern, 71-62. Check out all of the top plays from Saturday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action:

Who makes your Minnesota basketball Mt. Rushmore?

Who gets your vote for the best players in Minnesota basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 former Gopher greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Also, tune into BTN Saturday to watch the Gophers take on Indiana at 12:30 p.m. ET. Watch on BTN2Go. Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12 via our SurveyMonkey poll. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. You can only submit your list once, so make sure you get it right. We’re rolling out a survey per

Dienhart: Iowa Hawkeyes emerge as Big Ten team to beat

The Big Ten season isn’t even halfway over, and the Hawkeyes have emerged today as the team to beat, according to BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart. But this is the Big Ten and there are tough games ahead, including Sunday's game against visiting Michigan (4:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go).

Sunday's 'Journey' looks at one unique Big Ten basketball friendship

This week on "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016" see how three high school teammates and childhood friends – Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes, and Iowa’s Anthony Clemmons – reunite in their hometown to square off in a Top 20 showdown. The show airs Sunday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET right after Michigan vs. Iowa on BTN.

Big Ten links: Is men's hoops race now down to six teams?

One veteran Big Ten writer says the Big Ten hoops race is in two clear camps with six that look headed for the Big Dance and eight that do not. Also, Iowa is now the team to beat in the Big Ten after thrashing Michigan State. How good could Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh be? Read these stories and more in today's Big Ten roundup.

Iowa notches first road win over Michigan State in 23 years

The streak is over! [ MORE: Top highlights from Michigan State vs. Iowa ] Peter Jok scored 23 points and No. 16 Iowa went on to rout No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 on Thursday night. The victory marked the Hawkeyes’ first road win over Michigan State since 1993, putting an end to an 18-game losing streak at the Breslin Center. Iowa raced out to a 22-point halftime lead and never let the Spartans closer than 14 points. Jarrod Uthoff had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Anthony Clemmons added 13 points in his return home to

Highlights from Thursday's Michigan State vs. Iowa game

Peter Jok scored 21 points as No. 16 Iowa upset No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The victory marked the first time the Hawkeyes have beaten Michigan State in East Lansing in 23 years. Iowa is now responsible for both of MSU’s losses this season. We made sure to capture the top moments from Thursday’s game and post them on Twitter, @MichiganStOnBTN and @IowaonBTN. Check out the best highlights from Thursday’s Michigan State vs. Iowa game. ICYMI: Peter Jok scored 23 points to help lead @IowaHoops to a 76-59 win over Michigan State. https://t.co/vqJAFcC8aW —

Three takes: MSU-Iowa, Illinois' defense & Michigan's hot shooting

With Wednesday night’s Big Ten games behind us and more basketball ahead tonight, here is my latest edition of “Three Takes!” This week I look at Michigan State vs. Iowa, Illinois’ ability to shut down Purdue’s big, and Michigan’s outstanding 3-point shooting. Spartans vs. Hawkeyes Tonight’s showdown in East Lansing will not make or break the season for the Spartans or the Hawkeyes, but it is a battle that is very significant in the Big Ten race. Michigan State is looking for revenge and can’t afford to fall two games behind the Hawkeyes after dropping a game in Iowa City.

Ohio State's JaQuan Lyle records triple-double vs. Rutgers

JaQuan Lyle had himself a night on Wednesday. The Ohio State standout freshman had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in Ohio State’s commanding 94-68 victory over Rutgers. Lyle’s triple-double was the first of his young career, and just the fifth in Ohio State basketball history. It was the second ever triple-double for the Buckeyes in Big Ten play, with the first coming last year from D’Angelo Russell against Rutgers as well. Other Buckeyes to record triple-doubles include Evan Turner (2), Dennis Hopson and Russell. Well done, Mr. Lyle. JaQuan Lyle after triple double vs Rutgers. Ohio State wins