Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we review Minnesota's big win, take look at Iowa's tourney hopes, and found an interesting IndyStar.com story on the perils of social media. Also, Michigan State's Mark Hollis is all for discussion of freshman preparedness, but he would vote against ineligibility. Let's dive in and read some more.
Foul up three in the final seconds of a college basketball game, right? That’s been an ongoing topic of conversation among college basketball minds. The situation presented itself again on Thursday night, as Michigan State held onto a 78-75 lead in the final seconds of regulation against Minnesota. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made the decision not to foul, and in return, Minnesota’s Carlos Morris rose up, drilled a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game, and was fouled on the play. Morris missed the free throw, sending the game into overtime. Check out the wild sequence in
There were three Big Ten men's hoops games on Thursday night. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
We have the guest list for tonight’s two-hour special “BTN Live” airing from Michigan State’s Breslin Center at 5 p.m. ET before the Spartans men’s basketball game against Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go at 7 p.m. ET. Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 5 p.m. ET via BTN2Go, and then use this link to watch the basketball game live on BTN2Go, too. BTN.com will also posting segments of tonight’s episode on Twitter @BTN_Michigan_St, @bigtennetwork, and @BTNLive. Among the scheduled guests: 5:10 p.m. ET: Michigan State’s men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo 5:25 p.m. ET: Michigan State Radio Commentator and former basketball
How does the Big Ten basketball tiebreaker work? Are the Terps for real? Could Iowa make some noise in the Big Ten tourney? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles those questions and more in his weekly mailbag feature.
During the halftime of Tuesday’s men’s basketball game at Maryland, the Terrapins fans pulled off an in-arena stunt that is simply a delight to watch. Led by Testudo, the school’s mascot, sections of dancing fans coordinated their movements and wardrobe changes in the most mesmerizing way. To top if off for Maryland fans, the Terrapins went on to pull off the upset over No. 5 Wisconsin. See the flash mob stunt in the video below. Crab cakes. Flash Mobs annnnd winning B1G home games, that's what Maryland does! #GoTerps http://t.co/6fVJex4Lw3 — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) February 25, 2015
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.
Big Ten hoops fans were treated to a pair of outstanding men's basketball games on Wednesday.
We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
How does an Indiana kid get out of the Hoosier State to play basketball? Could Bryant McIntosh beat Chris Collins one-on-one. Find out in the Q&A inside.