Men's Basketball

Big Ten Geeks: One Week In

After a week of games, primarily of the cupcake blowout variety, the Big Ten is a cumulative 23-5. Can we learn anything from what we’ve seen so far? Here’s a few thoughts heading into the weekend.

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Purdue falls to Villanova in overtime

Purdue Boilermakers guard Terone Johnson (0) falls out of bounds against the Villanova Wildcats during the first half at the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono added 18 points as they teamed up to lead Villanova to an 89-81 overtime victory over Purdue on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York in the 2K Sports Classic.

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Nebraska survives Valparaiso's late charge

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Valparaiso at Nebraska - Men's Basketball Highlights

 Brandon Ubel scored 17 points, Ray Gallegosadded 14 and Nebraska overcame a late scoring drought to hold off cold-shooting Valparaiso 50-48 on Thursday night. Gallegos made a career-high four 3-pointers, all of them coming during big runs that helped the Cornhuskers (2-0) build a double-digit cushion against the defending Horizon League champion Crusaders (2-1).

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No. 1 Indiana goes to 3-0 with blowout win

Indiana Hoosiers guard Kevin Ferrell (11) dribbles the ball against the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE

Sam Houston at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

Christian Watford scored 23 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat Sam Houston State 99-45 on Thursday night in the Progressive Legends Classic. Will Sheehey scored 18 points, Victor Oladipo had 14 and Jordan Hulls 10 for the Hoosiers (3-0), who shot 57 percent from the field and made 9 of 21 3-pointers. Hulls also joined the 1,000-point club.

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Iowa's defense shuts down Howard

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Howard at Iowa - Men's Basketball Highlights

Iowa held Howard to 14-of-52 shooting, as defense led the Hawkeyes to a 66-36 victory on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Iowa (3-0) held Howard (0-2) to 27 percent shooting from the field. Roy Devyn Marble had a big performance for the Hawkeyes, with 22 points and 9-of-15 shooting from the field.

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