There were four Big Ten men’s exhibition basketball games on the schedule Friday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Michigan cruised by Le Moyne, 74-52, Maryland rolled Southern New Hampshire, 91-55, Minnesota topped S.W. Minnesota, 81-64, and Augustana stunned Iowa on a buzzer-beater, 76-74. All four games were broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Wolverines, Terrapins, Gophers and Hawkeyes. Here is a look at the top plays from Friday night’s Big Ten exhibition basketball. Augustana stuns Iowa on a buzzer-beater Diamond Stone throws down a
Fred Glass announced Friday the initial plans for a season-long recognition to honor the 40th anniversary of the undefeated 1976 men’s basketball team. Indiana’s 1976 team remains the last undefeated NCAA men’s basketball champion and was selected as the greatest college basketball team of all-time on the 75th anniversary of the NCAA Tournament in 2013. [ MORE: Iowa Hawkeyes to wear patch to honor late Roy Marble ] The season-long honoring of the 40th anniversary includes season tickets being mailed to fans in a folded keepsake replica of the 1976 championship banner, a commemorative patch placed on the back of
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died just under two months ago following a yearlong battle with cancer. [ MORE: Indiana to wear patch to honor undefeated 1976 national title team ] In memory of Marble, the Hawkeyes basketball team will have “RM23” stitched into their uniforms this season. Check out the photo at the top of this post. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed
Le Moyne College plays an exhibition game on Friday at Michigan, the real story is that the game will pit father against son as Michigan coach John Beilein hosts his son, Le Moyne coach Patrick Beilein. Tonight, it’s all about family with a little basketball mixed in. John Beilein is the venerable Wolverines coach who has restored luster to a proud program by engineering five NCAA trips and two Big Ten crowns in eight seasons in Ann Arbor. Son Patrick? He’s less accomplished, as he enters his first season at Le Moyne, a Catholic school in Syracuse N.Y. Now, they
Northwestern took on Quincy in an entertaining exhibition basketball game on Thursday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Freshman forward Aaron Falzon scored a game-high 15 points and Tre Demps added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds in Northwestern’s 80-64 win over Quincy. Thursday’s exhibition game was broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Wildcats’ victory. Here is a look at the top plays from Thursday’s night’s Big Ten exhibition game. Joey van Zegeren throws down a huge two-handed slam Joey van Zegeren grabs the
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to get underway next week. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Maryland appears to be the undisputed favorite heading into the year, but what other Big Ten teams could sneak their way into the top of the conference standings? BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Web Editor Sean Merriman debated the following question: Who is this year’s Big Ten sleeper team? There are many good choices, but Dienhart sided with the Iowa Hawkeyes, while Merriman went with the Michigan Wolverines. Here is their reasons. DIENHART: Iowa
There were two Big Ten men’s exhibition basketball games on the schedule Wednesday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Bryn Forbes scored a game-high 23 points and Denzel Valentine had a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Michigan State to an impressive 94-53 victory over Northern Michigan in the opening game of the night. Ethan Happ had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Wisconsin’s 101-46 win over UW-River Falls in the second game of the evening. Both games were broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed
Michigan extended John Beilein's contract another two years Wednesday, giving its basketball coach a deal that now lasts through the 2020-21 season.
College basketball is back! The Indiana Hoosiers kicked off their Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 82-54 win over Ottawa on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] James Blackmon led a balanced Indiana attack with 15 points. Troy Williams and Thomas Bryant chipped in 12 apiece and Yogi Ferrell added 11. The game was broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Hoosiers’ victory. Here is a look at the top three plays from Tuesday night’s game. 1. Troy Williams throws down
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to tip off next week. In anticipation of the season, ESPN put together a list of the top 100 players. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] A total of 26 ESPN college basketball writers, editors and analysts ranked players based on expected performance for the 2015-2016 season. Players were rated on both quality and quantity of contributions to their team’s ability to win games. There are 16 Big Ten players featured on the list, highlighted by Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine, who is listed at No.