Men's Basketball

Big Ten Geeks: Is Indiana No. 1?

In today’s Point/Counterpoint, we tackle a question that has already gotten some play in basketball circles across the nation – has Indiana really gone from an 11-7 Big Ten team to the best squad in the nation?

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Is Beilein still a great offensive coach?

It’s already been proclaimed that the preseason expectations for Michigan is this year’s Rorschach test. You can find out where we stand by reading our Big Ten chapter in this year’s College Basketball Prospectus. You can also read about things like “beware negative covariance come March” and about the Six Degrees of Big 12 Coaches. For now, a referendum on John Beilein in today’s Point/Counterpoint.

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'Elite' profiles Indiana's 1981 hoops squad

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Big Ten Elite: 1981 Indiana Basketball

In our season’s first basketball episode of “Big Ten Elite” on Friday at 10 p.m. ET right after the Indiana-Bryant men’s basketball on BTN/BTN2Go, we take a close look at at the second Bob Knight’s three national championship teams at Indiana. Just two years prior, Indiana didn’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament. But with the arrival of star point guard Isiah Thomas the Hoosiers were back among the nation’s elite.

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Wisconsin starts slow, recovers to drill UW-Oshkosh

Bo Ryan

Sam Dekker Alley-oop Dunk

UW-Oshkosh scored the game’s first seven points, but Wisconsin quickly recovered to cruise to a 96-44 exhibition victory Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. Jared Berggren scored 16 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, to pace a quintet of Badgers in double figures. Ryan Evans tallied a double-double, with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman point guard George Marshall chipped in 11 points and committed only one turnover.

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Nebraska shuts down Midland, 68-40, in exhibition

Nebraska's Dylan Talley

In its final exhibition game at the Devaney Center and its first action under new coach Tim Miles, Nebraska took down Midland, 68-40, Wednesday night. Six Huskers scored at least eight points, led by Dylan Talley’s 10. Andre Almeida and David Rivers contributed nine points apiece, while Brandon Ubel and Sergej Vucetic both chipped in eight. Nebraska limited Midland to 28 percent from the field (15-of-53).

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Rock the vote: Your 2012-13 winners are...

Ohio State's Aaron Craft

Branden Dawson Left-Handed Dunk

Tuesday was Election Day. That being the case, we wanted to give BTN.com fans something else to vote on. We’re asking you to pick your superlative winners for the 2012-13 Big Ten men’s basketball season. From Big Ten champ to defensive player of the year, we want to hear your winners. For the record, the candidates in each poll were selected by BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina.

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