Zak Showalter had the kind of day players dream about Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: AP: Showalter, Wisconsin down Rutgers, 79-57 ] The Wisconsin junior and former walk-on scored a career-high 21 points on a perfect 8-of-8 from the field, including 4-of-4 from downtown, in an easy win vs. Rutgers. That’s right, he didn’t miss a single shot en route to becoming the first Big Ten player since 2013 (Indiana’s Will Sheehey) to have a perfect day from the field with at least eight shot attempts. Showalter also played some defense, rising for another highlight-reel block. Watch every one of Showalter’s
There were six Big Ten men’s basketball games on Saturday, five of which were on BTN/BTN2Go. [ MORE: Catch up on all of today’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Iowa highlighted the slate with an incredible 70-63 comeback win over Purdue. In other Big Ten action: Michigan rolled Penn State, 79-56, to move to 2-0 in Big Ten play, Wisconsin dropped Rutgers, 79-57, to hand Greg Gard his first Big Ten victory, No. 1 Michigan State picked up an impressive 69-61 win at Minnesota, Indiana topped Nebraska, 79-69, and Maryland cruised by Northwestern, 72-59. See the day’s full
Michigan star guard Caris LeVert will miss Saturday’s game vs. Penn State due to a lower left leg injury, the team announced a couple hours before today’s noon ET tip. [ MORE: Watch Penn State at Michigan on BTN2Go ] “Caris will miss today’s game and his future status will be determined on a day-to-day basis,” Michigan coach John Beilein said in a team release. “We hope to know more this upcoming week as he continues with his treatment.” LeVert, a preseason All-Big Ten honoree, is averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season; he registered his first
Big Ten fans will get their football fix New Year’s Day, and they’ll get their basketball fix Saturday. BTN/BTN2Go will air five of the day’s six games, as part of a 10-hour marathon, starting with Penn State at Michigan (noon ET) and ending with Maryland at Northwestern (8 ET). View the full scoreboard. We asked BTN analyst Jon Crispin to tell us why each team in the five-game marathon can win, and you can read his thoughts below. PENN STATE at MICHIGAN (NOON ET) Penn State will win if … it can limit Michigan to 60 points or fewer by
Ohio State freshman big man Daniel Giddens put on a dunk show in the first half of the Buckeyes’ Big Ten opener against Minnesota on Wednesday night. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout performances ] The first highlight-reel dunk from Giddens came early on in the first half with Ohio State holding onto a 13-4 lead over the Gophers. JaQuan Lyle threw a picture-perfect alley-oop pass that Giddens grabbed and threw down a thunderous two-handed reverse dunk. Check it out in the video below. As good as Giddens’ first dunk was, his second one was arguably even more impressive. This
Welcome to college basketball stardom, Diamond Stone. [ MORE: Catch up on Wednesday’s Big Ten basketball action ] Maryland’s star freshman scored a career-high 39 points in the Terrapins’ 70-64 comeback win over Penn State on Wednesday. Stone’s 39 points set a school freshman record and he did it while coming off the bench. The freshman standout also added 12 rebounds and two blocks in the win. Here is a look at some of the top plays from Stone.
There were five Big Ten basketball games on Wednesday, highlighted by Ohio State’s impressive 78-63 victory over Minnesota on BTN. In other action: Indiana topped Rutgers in the first game of the day, 79-72. Michigan followed with an impressive 78-68 win over Illinois, Northwestern picked up an 81-72 road victory over Nebraska, and Maryland came back to top Penn State, 70-64. You can catch up on the other four games with our live men’s basketball scoreboard. Also, look in on the latest standings and stat leaders. Check out some of the top highlights from Wednesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball games. And don’t
There will be a new No. 1 team in college basketball next week as Mike Gesell, Peter Jok and the Iowa Hawkeyes defeated No. 1 Michigan State 83-70 on Tuesday night.
Big Ten men’s basketball conference play got underway Tuesday night with back-to-back games on BTN. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Win a trip to the B1G tourney | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] Purdue topped Wisconsin in the first game of the night, 61-55, while Iowa took down No. 1 Michigan State in the second game, 83-70. For video highlights, be sure to follow these Twitter accounts: @PurdueOnBTN, @WisconsinOnBTN, @MichiganStOnBTN, and @IowaOnBTN. Also, catch up on the top highlights from Tuesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action here. Don’t forget: On
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