Men's Basketball

Hot hands lead No. 21 Minnesota past South Dakota State

Dec 04, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; South Dakota State forward Jordan Dykstra (42) gets his shot blocked by Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Rodney Williams during the first half at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports.Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Rodney Williams Dunk

Andre Hollins scored 20 of his 22 points before halftime, and No. 14 Minnesota breezed to an 88-64 victory on Tuesday over a South Dakota State team missing point guard Nate Wolters. Hollins swished his first six 3-point attempts and finished 8 for 9 from the field for the Gophers (9-1), who reached their highest ranking in the Associated Press poll this week in six years under coach Tubby Smith.

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White sends Iowa to 87-63 win over South Dakota

Nov 27, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Zach McCabe (15) and Virginia Tech Hokies forward C.J. Barksdale (42) fight for a rebound during the second half at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

Roy Devyn Marble Two-Handed Flush

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Aaron White scored 21 points to lead Iowa to an 87-63 win over South Dakota on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Adam Woodbury was 5-of-6 from the floor and chipped in 10 points for Iowa (7-2), which also got double-digit efforts from Devyn Marble (14) and Mike Gesell (12).

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Northwestern fends off Baylor, 74-70

Dec 04, 2012; Waco, Tx, USA; Northwestern Wildcats guard Reggie Hearn (11) passes around Baylor Bears guard Brady Heslip (5) during the first half at the Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports.Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Crawford went 6-of-11 from the field and led five Northwestern players in double digits with 19 points as the Wildcats defeated Baylor 74-70 on Tuesday at Ferrell Center in Waco. Northwestern also got double-digit contributions from Reggie Hearn (17), Dave Sobolewski (13), Jared Swopshire (12) and Alex Olah (10).

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Gallegos, Nebraska trip up USC, 63-51

Nov 27, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers center Andre Almeida (32) puts up a shot while Wake Forest Demon Deacons forward Travis McKie (30) defends during the second half at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Nebraska defeated Wake 79-63. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

USC at Nebraska - Men's Basketball Highlights

Ray Gallegos scored 20 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers to lead Nebraska to a 63-51 victory over Southern California on Monday night. The Cornhuskers (6-1), off to their best start since 2008-09, led by as many as 20 points in the most lopsided game in the four-game series with the Trojans.

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Big Ten Geeks: Longing for the Bubble

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Purdue isn’t used to this. Under Matt Painter, only once have we seen the Boilermakers struggle, and that was in Painter’s understandably rebuidling 2005-06 season, which managed only a 9-19 record in the wake of Carl Landry’s knee injury that kept him off the court for the majority of the season. Since then, Purdue has won no fewer than 22 games a season. It didn’t matter if the team was relying on freshmen, whether it was short, or whether key players were lost to injuries. Painter somehow kept the whole thing going.

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Brust drops 22 as Badgers win 81-56

California at Wisconsin

Josh Gasser Interview

Wisconsin used first-half runs of 14-0 and 12-0 to take control and put together an 11-0 run early in the second half as it cruised past previously unbeaten California 81-56 on Sunday. Four Wisconsin players scored in double digits. Ben Brust led the Badgers (5-3) with a season-high 22 points. Jared Berggren had 18 points, Ryan Evans 13, and Sam Dekker added 10 points for the home team.

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