Truth: Big Ten fans are going to enjoy watching Maryland star senior Dez Wells. The preseason Wooden Award candidate is one of the game’s elite finishers, and he showed it in Monday night’s 93-57 victory over Central Connecticut State. Early in the second half, Wells, from behind the 3-point line, drove to the basket and exploded for a powerful tomahawk dunk that delighted his teammates and all of the fans at the Xfinity Center. Wells finished the game with 27 points, on 10 of 15 from the field.
There was a handful of Big Ten men's basketball games Monday night, and you can catch up on all of the action inside.
Mike Davis made some history Monday night. The Texas Southern coach became the first former Indiana coach to return to Assembly Hall as an opponent. Indiana won the game, 83-64. Davis, an assistant on Bobby Knight’s staff, replaced The General, originally as the interim coach, after the legendary coach was fired in September 2000. Davis won enough games to shed the “interim” label and stayed at Indiana until 2006. He, of course, is best known for guiding Indiana on its memorable run to the 2002 NCAA tourney championship game, which it lost to Maryland. After leaving Indiana, Davis went to
Seven Big Ten stars were named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 watch list, released Monday. Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, the media’s Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, headlines the list that also includes teammate Sam Dekker. See the full list of Big Ten players at the bottom of this post. Here, I want to consider the biggest Big Ten snubs, the players who could play their way into the race when the list is cut down to 25 in January. 1. D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State. A freshman, sure, but he’s the go-to guy on a contender. 2. Denzel
The Big Ten office handed out the season's first Big Ten honors on Monday, and Michigan State's Travis Trice took home Big Ten Player of the Week.
There's a half-dozen Big Ten men's basketball games Sunday. Track all the action and get results and video highlights inside.
The Michigan basketball team opened its 2014-15 season on Saturday afternoon, and it was an extra special opener.
College basketball is back! Big Ten teams posted an impressive 10-1 record to open the college hoops season. In addition to several outstanding games, there were also plenty of exceptional individual performances. Here is a look at my top Big Ten individual performances from opening night of the college basketball season. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin. The Badgers’ senior big man picked up right where he left off last season. Kaminsky had a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds in Wisconsin’s 62-31 victory over Northern Kentucky. This guy is my early leader for Big Ten Player of the Year honors. James Blackmon
The 2014-15 college basketball season kicked off with a bang on Friday night as the Big Ten posted an impressive 10-1 record. Catch up on all of tonight’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, check out our Big Ten basketball season preview, as well as our feature on Michigan State senior Branden Dawson. Get scores, stats, recaps and select video highlights below. Indiana 114, Mississippi Valley State 65: BOX | AP RECAP James Blackmon Jr. scored 25 points in his college debut and Nick Zeisloft added 16 in Indiana’s record-setting 116-65 rout over Mississippi Valley State on Friday. Louisville
Fran McCaffery isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Iowa Director of Athletic Gary Barta announced McCaffery has signed a one-year extension to his current contract. McCaffery is now signed through the 2019-2020 season. “Fran’s passion, commitment, and abilities, continue to move the Hawkeyes in the right direction,” Barta said. “I’m excited about this season and beyond.” McCaffery has guided the Hawkeyes to three consecutive postseason tournaments (two NIT and one NCAA), and posted back-to-back 20-win and upper-division finishes in the Big Ten. “I am grateful to Gary Barta and President Sally Mason for their continued support,”McCaffery said. “It is a great