Men's Basketball

Indiana rolls in exhibition opener

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Sheehey to Oladipo For The Dunk

Here are a few individual highlights from Indiana’s exhibition game against Indiana Wesleyan on Thursday night, including a dunk, a newcomer’s jumper and a nice drive. Indiana won the game 86-57. For more stats and game details, check out the GameTracker at IUHoosiers.com, and see more videos in this post.

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Tonight's men's hoops on the Big Ten Digital Network

The slate of Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition games continues online only tonight. Use these links to watch Thursday’s men’s exhibition basketball games on the Big Ten Digital Network: Northern Michigan @ Michigan and Indiana Wesleyan @ Indiana at 7 p.m. ET and Minnesota State @ Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET. Use these links to go directly to the GameTrackers at the school websites: MGoBlue.com, GopherSports.com, and IUHoosiers.com

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Michigan suspends Burke for exhibition opener

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Michigan guard Trey Burke has been suspended for the Wolverines’ exhibition opener Thursday against Northern Michigan. The school says Burke will sit out for violating team standards. Coach John Beilein says the sophomore is a good kid but made some “out-of-character” decisions he now regrets.

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Boilers, Buckeyes, Spartans win exhibitions

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Branden Dawson Left-Handed Dunk

Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue all hosted exhibition games Tuesday night. As expected, the three teams carded wins over Northwood, Walsh and Montevallo, respectively. Michigan State’s Branden Dawson and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas both opened the season with a flurry, registering back-to-back buckets off the opening tip. Watch Dawson’s opening sequence and Thomas’. Check out Dawson’s left-handed jam now and get our video recaps from all three games in this post.

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In the spotlight: B1G players who need to produce

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Terone Johnson 3-pointers

The exhibition season already has tipped off for Big Ten men’s hoops teams. Before the games start to count, though, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina wanted to offer his Big Ten players in the spotlight. Whether the players have big shoes to fill, they’re considered the missing piece or they’re coming off down years, Yarina offers one guy for every Big Ten team. See the list in this post.

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How's Dawson's knee? Check out these highlights

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Branden Dawson Puts MSU on the Board

Michigan State sophomore Branden Dawson suffered a season-ending knee injury in the final week of the regular season last year. How does he look on the surgically repaired knee? Well, if Michigan State’s exhibition opener against Northwood on Tuesday night is any indication, Dawson will be just fine. Watch the Spartan throw down on the opening tip now and see a couple of his other highlight-reel slam dunks in this post.

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Did You See This? Craft beats first-half buzzer

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Aaron Craft Buzzer Beater

You may never see a more awkward buzzer-beater than the one Ohio State’s Aaron Craft hit at the end of the first half in Tuesday’s exhibition win over Walsh. Consider the mess that occurred before Craft beat the buzzer: There was a loose ball following an errant 3-pointer, which led to Walsh attempting to save the ball from going out of bounds, which led to Sam Thompson trying to do the same before finding Craft, who dribbled backward, to the left and then to the right before finally getting a shot off that touched seemingly every part of the rim before falling.

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