Men's Basketball

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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Future Big Ten member Maryland downs Northwestern

Nov 27, 2012; Evanston, IL, USA; Maryland Terrapins center Shaquille Cleare (44) and Northwestern Wildcats guard Drew Crawford (1) go for a loose ball during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Maryland at Northwestern - Men's Basketball Highlights


Dez Wells set a career high with 23 points as Maryland blew out Northwestern in the second half en route to a 77-57 win on Tuesday night. A week after Maryland announced it would leave the ACC and join the Big Ten in 2014, the Terrapins and Wildcats faced off in a preview of future conference foes and one of 12 contests in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

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Nebraska 79, Wake Forest 63: Recap & photos

Nebraska at Wake Forest

Nebraska at Wake Forest - Men's Basketball Highlights

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Ray Gallegos scored 17 of his career-high 20 points after halftime to help Nebraska beat Wake Forest 79-63 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Andre Almeida matched his career-high with 20 points to go with a career-best 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers (5-1), who blew open a close game after halftime.

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