Men's Basketball

Next 'Journey:' Payne, Swopshire, & Richardson

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"The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" - Jared Swopshire

On Saturday night after the men’s basketball game between Michigan State and Purdue, BTN airs the next episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013” around 9:30 p.m. ET.

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Big Ten Tales: Zack Novak & his Denard Robinson story

Michigan's Zack Novak

Tour of Michigan's Player Development Center

Have you heard the story about the time former Michigan basketball player Zack Novak convinced everyone at a party that he was Denard Robinson? I recently spoke with Novak by phone to hear this story and others as the Michigan graduate now plays professional basketball in the Netherlands.

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Did You See This? Derrick Nix drops cheerleaders

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Derrick Nix Takes Out Cheerleader

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Derrick Nix is 6-foot-9 and 270 pounds. Save for Nebraska’s Andre Almeida, Nix is the last guy in the Big Ten that anyone would want falling on him or her. That’s especially true when the “her” is a couple of cheerleaders. Yep, Nix accidentally took out a pair of cheerleaders on the baseline in the first half of Wednesday’s win over Minnesota. Watch Nix’s momentum take him out of bounds and the end result now.

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Mock brackets: How does Big Ten stack up?

No. 8: Branden Dawson

Dunks of the Week: February 5th, 2013

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The weekly mock brackets are out, and the Big Ten looks primed for seven bids—at least for now, as Illinois seems to be hanging by a thread. The Fighting Illini appear in three of the four mock brackets I check each week. Each analyst also has two Big Ten teams as No. 1 seeds, with Indiana and Michigan leading a group that also includes Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota and Wisconsin in each bracket.

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