Sam Thompson is known for his theatrics off inbound passes, slamming home countless alley-oops following a foul or timeout during his Ohio State career. In Wednesday night’s win at Penn State, the high-flyer scored off another inbound pass, this time as a defender. Really. The Buckeyes were in a full-court press, and Thompson, guarding the inbounder, got his hand on the pass, deflecting it into the air above the basket. Next thing you know, the ball deflects off the backboard and through the net – almost like it was planned. Ever see something like this before, Big Ten fans? So,
We have a tripleheader of Big Ten hoops tonight: Ohio State at Penn State (6 ET), Purdue at Michigan State (8) and Nebraska at Illinois (10).
Hard to believe we only have a few more days of the Big Ten regular season. Next week, at this time, we’ll be getting ready for the opening games of the Big Ten tournament. There’s plenty of games to be played before that time, though. In this week’s Three Takes, I spotlight Aaron White’s terrific play, consider possible All-Big Ten teams and state the case for why teams should foul when leading by three points in the final seconds. See my latest Three Takes below. 1. Aaron’s “White Hot” Hawkeyes It was a tormenting bus ride from Chicago back to
I have sifted through my Big Ten Mailbag to answer your questions. Postseason basketball is on your collective mind. See my answers to your questions inside.
Northwestern and Rutgers honored their men’s basketball seniors on Tuesday night with pregame ceremonies. BTN carried both events live on BTN2Go – find more upcoming Senior Nights live stream plans here. Watch highlights of the Northwestern ceremony above, and find the Rutgers ceremony below. After Northwestern’s ceremony, Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime. Rutgers went on to lose as No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night.
In Thursday's collection of links from around the Big Ten, we spotlight an interesting look at the expected breakout players in spring football. Also, what does Iowa's hoops win over Indiana mean (video highlights included)? And here's an odd tale about an accidental text message sent to a football recruit. Dive in for more.
It was Senior Night in Evanston, but Tuesday night belonged to Northwestern junior Tre Demps. Demps hit a game-tying 3-pointer against Michigan with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. He followed that up with another clutch 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to send the game into double overtime. Northwestern outscored Michigan 11-7 in the second overtime session to secure an exciting 82-78 victory, its fifth in the last six games. Demps, who scored 10 points in the two overtime sessions, finished with 20 points on 7-13 shooting from the field. Here is a look at Demps’ first game-tying
It is no secret that Maryland senior Dez Wells is one of the top players in the Big Ten this season. But, did you also know he is one of the most athletic? Need proof? Check out the video above. Midway through the first half, Rutgers guard Myles Mack caught the ball and squared up for a 3-point shot from the corner. Wells went flying in for the block and actually ended up hurdling Mack, who stands at 5-10, and forcing a travel. Wells wasn’t done there. With less than a minute to go in the opening half, the senior
There were three outstanding men's basketball games on Tuesday night, highlighted by Northwestern's memorable 82-78 victory over Michigan in double overtime.
Who does D'Angelo Russell model his game after? What's the craziest Big Ten arena he's visited? Check out Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Ohio State star inside.