Coaching, no doubt, is frustrating and stressful. It’s nothing compared to watching your son coach. At least, that’s the indication Doug Collins gave during the Iowa-Northwestern game Sunday afternoon. Collins, the former NBA coach and father of Northwestern coach Chris Collins, was a nervous wreck in the final moments of regulation, and the BTN cameras caught much of it. Collins couldn’t sit still. At times, he couldn’t even watch, putting his head in his hands. So is the life of the father of a coach whose team has no shortage of agonizing defeats this Big Ten season. Those were Collins’
Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten hoops Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers, who made school-record 18 3-pointers.
Nebraska's Terran Petteway said Friday he hasn't been himself on the basketball court lately because he's worried about his mother, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Texas.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers continues to have issues with Big Ten officiating. Following Saturday night’s 76-73 loss vs. No. 19 Maryland, Chambers was irate about an offensive foul called with 1:50 left in a game. The Terrapins led, 70-68, when Penn State center Jordan Dickerson set a screen and appeared to be pulled down by Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz. However, officials whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul–his fifth of the game. Maryland subsequently scored on a layup to push its lead to four. “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Chambers said after the
There were so many puns following Denzel Valentine's game-winning triple in the final seconds to lift Michigan State past No. 21 Ohio State on Sunday, and rightfully so.
Several former Big Ten stars, including a pair Big Ten Player of the Year winners, attended the Ohio State-Michigan State game Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
Big Ten basketball fans were treated to two entertaining games on Saturday. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Michigan State got the day started by defeating No. 21 Ohio State, 59-56, on a Denzel Valentine game-winning triple in the final seconds for its first win over a ranked team. In the second game, Dez Wells and No. 19 Maryland held off upset-minded Penn State, 76-73, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the
Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was named a finalist to be considered for election in the Class of 2015 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as announced Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend. “I’m extremely humbled and honored just to be mentioned with the other names on the nominee list,” Ryan said. “The Hall of Fame holds so many revered legends of basketball and many of the individuals who originally sparked my love for the game.” Hall of Fame finalist recognition is a career highlight for many in the sport of basketball. This year’s list includes six elite players,
Happy Valentine’s Day, Big Ten fans! Hope you’re staying warm and ready for a day of some Big Ten basketball. There are two games today, including No. 21 Ohio State at rival Michigan State at noon ET on ESPN. What a perfect day for the two teams to meet, too, as it features Marc Loving (Ohio State) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State). In the other game, Penn State hosts No. 19 Maryland at 8:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the games tip off, check out some of our favorite Big Ten Valentine’s Day tweets. First off, let’s take a quick
Can you feel it, ladies and gentlemen? March Madness is quickly approaching!