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#BingeOnBTN: Jon Crispin previews Saturday's BTN games

Big Ten fans will get their football fix New Year’s Day, and they’ll get their basketball fix Saturday. BTN/BTN2Go will air five of the day’s six games, as part of a 10-hour marathon, starting with Penn State at Michigan (noon ET) and ending with Maryland at Northwestern (8 ET). View the full scoreboard. We asked BTN analyst Jon Crispin to tell us why each team in the five-game marathon can win, and you can read his thoughts below. PENN STATE at MICHIGAN (NOON ET) Penn State will win if … it can limit Michigan to 60 points or fewer by

Ohio State's Daniel Giddens throws down two huge dunks

Ohio State freshman big man Daniel Giddens put on a dunk show in the first half of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against Minnesota on Wednesday night. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout performances ] The first highlight-reel dunk from Giddens came early on in the first half with Ohio State holding onto a 13-4 lead over the Gophers. JaQuan Lyle threw a picture-perfect alley-oop pass that Giddens grabbed and threw down a thunderous two-handed reverse dunk. Check it out in the video below. As good as Giddens’ first dunk was, his second one was arguably even more impressive. This

#BTNStandout: Maryland freshman Diamond Stone puts up 39 points

Welcome to college basketball stardom, Diamond Stone. [ MORE: Catch up on Wednesday’s Big Ten basketball action ] Maryland’s star freshman scored a career-high 39 points in the Terrapins’ 70-64 comeback win over Penn State on Wednesday. Stone’s 39 points set a school freshman record and he did it while coming off the bench. The freshman standout also added 12 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Here is a look at some of the top plays from Stone.

Top highlights from Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball games

There were five Big Ten basketball games on Wednesday, highlighted by Ohio State’s impressive 78-63 victory over Minnesota on BTN. In other action: Indiana topped Rutgers in the first game of the day, 79-72. Michigan followed with an impressive 78-68 win over Illinois, Northwestern picked up an 81-72 road victory over Nebraska, and Maryland came back to top Penn State, 70-64. You can catch up on the other four games with our live men’s basketball scoreboard. Also, look in on the latest standings and stat leaders. Check out some of the top highlights from Wednesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball games. And don’t

Top highlights from Tuesday's Big Ten basketball openers

Big Ten men’s basketball conference play got underway Tuesday night with back-to-back games on BTN. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Win a trip to the B1G tourney | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] Purdue topped Wisconsin in the first game of the night, 61-55, while Iowa took down No. 1 Michigan State in the second game, 83-70. For video highlights, be sure to follow these Twitter accounts: @PurdueOnBTN, @WisconsinOnBTN, @MichiganStOnBTN, and @IowaOnBTN. Also, catch up on the top highlights from Tuesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action here. Don’t forget: On

It's back! Enter Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Tournament Sweepstakes

Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Big Ten Trip to the Tournament Sweepstakes daily for a chance at weekly prizes as well as a grand prize of trip for two to the 2016 Big Ten Tournament. Each week one winner will win a $100 Big Ten Network Store gift card. The grand prize is a trip for two to the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament held from March 9 to March 13 in Indianapolis. Enter every day. Full rules are here. And you can enter the sweepstakes here.  

Three Takes: Purdue at UW, MSU at Iowa & top long-distance shooters

If you haven’t heard, Big Ten plays tips off Tuesday night, and BTN/BTN2Go is place to watch both openers. Things get started with Purdue at reigning Big Ten champ and national runner-up Wisconsin at 7 p.m. ET (watch on BTN2Go), followed by No. 1 Michigan State visiting Iowa (watch on BTN2Go). Below, in my latest “Three Takes,” I preview both Big Ten opening night matchups and offer my top long-distance shooters. Purdue at Wisconsin Purdue was only 2-of-19 from downtown against Vanderbilt, but that didn’t slow it down. The Boilers crushed Vandy, 68-55, behind 14 offensive rebounds and a stifling

Get Jon Crispin & Jess Settles' Big Ten non-conference wrap

With Big Ten conference play tipping off Tuesday night, it’s time to take a look back at the best from an entertaining and successful non-conference season. There were several highlights along the way to today, none bigger than Michigan State cruising to a program-best 13-0 start on its way to sitting atop the national polls. Also of note: The Big Ten registered victories over Kansas (Michigan State) and Kentucky (Ohio State), and it won the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, 8-6, running its unbeaten streak in the annual series to seven seasons. Get BTN analysts Jon Crispin and Jess Settles’ best of