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No. 8 Michigan State dominates second half, blows away Indiana

(AP) Denzel Valentine had 30 points and 13 assists, Matt Costello scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and No. 8 Michigan State beat Indiana 88-69 Sunday. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] The Spartans (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) closed the first half with a 9-0 run to take a one-point lead. They had a 24-3 run to go ahead by 17 midway through the second half. The Hoosiers (20-6, 10-3) fell out of a tie for first place behind No. 4 Iowa, which they beat on the road on Thursday. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell was

Watch O.G. Anunoby elevate for highlight one-handed flush

O.G. Anunoby is developing into quite the talent. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] The lengthy 6-foot-8 Indiana freshman can get it done on both ends of the court, plus he is no stranger to compiling the highlight-reel play. Anunoby flashed his big-play ability in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game at No. 8 Michigan State, driving to the bucket and taking off for a powerful one-handed slam over Kenny Goins. Watch the highlight in the tweet embedded above. Advice: Notice how high Anunoby is before finally slamming the ball down. In a word, wow! Here

Watch Maryland basketball fans pull off Flash Mob IV

The Maryland men’s basketball tradition started in 2013, vs. longtime ACC rival Duke, and it made its Big Ten debut in 2015, the Terrapins’ first season in the Big Ten. We’re, of course, talking about Maryland’s annual flash mob at Xfinity Center. The fourth installment took place during a timeout midway through the first half vs. Wisconsin on Saturday night. Let’s just say, Flash Mob Part IV did not disappoint. Check it out at the top of this post. Even the ESPN announcers, including former Purdue star and current BTN analyst Stephanie White, got in on the action. Watch last

Video: Watch Wisconsin celebrate big win over No. 2 Maryland

What do you do when you beat the No. 2 team in the nation on its home court? Celebrate! That’s exactly what the Wisconsin Badgers did following their memorable 70-57 win over No. 2 Maryland on Saturday night at the Xfinity Center. The Badgers’ win snapped Maryland’s 27-game home winning streak and marked the Terrapins’ first home Big Ten loss. Vitto Brown was outstanding in the game, scoring a career-high 21 points in the victory. Watch the Badgers mob Brown in an incredible locker room celebration. #OnWisconsin. Always.https://t.co/Zp19zuk0vO — Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) February 14, 2016 Also, check out Greg Gard’s

Tempers flare at end of first half between Wisconsin and Maryland

Maryland is the nation’s No. 2 team and no Big Ten team is hotter than Wisconsin, winners of six straight games. So, college basketball fans knew Saturday night’s game would be intense. It was; in fact, things got a little heated in the final seconds of the first half at Xfinity Center. Here’s what happened: Maryland’s Diamond Stone, the former Wisconsin prep star, and Wisconsin’s Vitto Brown competed for the rebound following a Melo Trimble missed running layup, and the two ended up out of bounds, with Stone bringing Brown to the floor and using his left hand to push

Watch Saturday's top Big Ten men's basketball highlights

Big Ten fans were treated to five outstanding games on Saturday! See all of Saturday’s Big Ten results on our Big Ten scoreboard. Michigan kicked off the action with an impressive 61-58 upset win over No. 18 Purdue. Following that, Ohio State dropped Rutgers, 79-69, to keep the Scarlet Knight winless in the Big Ten, Andrew White scored 35 points to lead Nebraska to a 70-54 victory over Penn State, and Wisconsin upset No. 2 Maryland, 70-57, snapping the Terrapins’ 27-game home winning streak. Northwestern closed out the action with a memorable 58-56 victory over Illinois. Watch Saturday’s top highlights

Draymond Green highlights Big Ten at 2016 NBA All Star Game

Draymond Green, he of an NBA-leading 10 triple-doubles this season, is the Big Ten’s lone representative in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. That doesn’t mean the former Spartans star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year is the only Big Ten name who will be involved in the numerous All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Toronto. Michigan State’s Keith Appling (NBA D-League All-Star Game), Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn (NBA D-League 3-point Contest) and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell (Rising Star’s Challenge) will join Green, who also will be involved in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Rising Stars Challenge When: 9

D'Angelo Russell scores 22 points in BBVA Rising Stars Challenge

D’Angelo Russell helped lead USA to a 157-154 victory over the World in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] The former Ohio State point guard and consensus 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year scored 22 points, on 9 of 15 from the field, and dished out seven assists in 16-plus minutes off the bench. The USA team featured the game’s top first- and second-year players born in America, including MVP Zach LaVine, out of UCLA. Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft,

Poll: What is the most intimidating arena in the Big Ten?

Assembly Hall. Xfinity Center. Breslin Center. What is the most intimidating arena in the Big Ten? I asked some media members who cover the league, and here’s what I got. Bill Landis, @BillLandis25, Cleveland.com: Maryland. When that place gets going, that wall of students behind the basket has to be very intimidating for opposing teams. Maybe the loudest building I’ve ever been in. Tom Kakert, @HawkeyeReport, HawkeyeReport.com: It’s really close. Based on what I have seen and what players have indicated, I’d have to say Maryland. Very active and involved student section is always the key and they have that