CHICAGO — John Beilein still hasn’t lost an opening game in a Big Ten tournament. Beilein and No. 9 Michigan rolled past No. 8 Illinois, 73-55, on Thursday at the United Center. The Wolverines advance to play No. 1 Wisconsin, which it lost to in overtime in the lone meeting this season, at noon ET Friday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Michigan’s win below. Star player: Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins continued his recent tear. Entering the game fresh off 21- and 31-point efforts, both career highs, the freshman hit 8-of-12 shots (2-of-5 from 3-point range) for a
It’s going to be tough for someone to top Spike Albrecht’s pass Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Albrecht delivered a highlight-reel no-look, behind-the-head pass to set up an Aubrey Dawkins dunk early in the second half of Michigan’s 73-55 win over Illinois. Read the AP recap, and get Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction. It was a thing of beauty, and you can relive it in the video in this post. "Showtime at the Big Ten tournament!" courtesy of @umichbball's Spike Albrecht. #IntelGoesB1G #MarchOnBTN http://t.co/fHSLi8B7rl — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March
Every season our BTN TV team compiles the best images of the year for a great video clip. If you didn’t see the 2014-2015 edition on our TV coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, here it is again. Enjoy. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is on now at the United Center in Chicago. Now’s the time to get BTN2Go, our free watch everywhere app. You’ll be able to watch EVERY BTN TV game live and on demand. Get the app for iPhone and iPad, get the app for Android devices, or just go to BTN2Go.com. STORIES | SCORES | TWITTER | FACEBOOK |
We might have a new favorite for the “Big Ten Dunk of the Year,” and it came on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Trailing Minnesota by a score of 56-45 midway through the second half, Rutgers guard Bishop Daniels took a pass from Myles Mack and exploded to the hoop for a thunderous one-handed dunk over Minnesota’s Nate Mason. “He just got promoted to Archbishop Daniels,” said BTN analyst Shon Morris following the huge dunk. Check it out in the video above.
Big Ten basketball fans were treated to two outstanding games in the opening round of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
Day 1 of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is in the books. Minnesota closed out the day with a 80-68 victory over Rutgers at the United Center in Chicago. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was courtside for all the action. Here’s his rapid reaction from the Gophers’ win over Rutgers. Star player: It’s big Joey King, who ripped off 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The junior was on fire from 3-point land, hitting 6-of-9 bombs. King also had four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Top stat: 51.7, Minnesota’s field-goal percentage. The Gophers hit 30-of-58 shots in tallying
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Tournament tipped off Wednesday at the United Center. The tourney is in its 18th season, believe it or not. BTN analyst Jess Settles, a former Iowa star, was a member of the Hawkeyes when the event debuted, so we wanted to get his take on the tournament. Read our full Q&A below. Q: What was the players’ reaction to the creation of the Big Ten Tournament? A: The players were excited to play in the Big Ten Tournament for obvious reasons. Teams love to play for championships. Whether in the preseason, over Thanksgiving, on Christmas
How about that for a start to the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 26 points and Penn State recorded 16 blocks, which is a Big Ten Tournament record, in a 68-65 win over Nebraska in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was courtside to take in all the action. Star player: D.J. Newbill was the man for Penn State. He had 31 points in a regular-season finale win at Minnesota and followed that with 26 points today vs. Nebraska. He hit 9-of-22 shots (4-of-8
It’s not March without some college basketball madness, and there was plenty of it in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Penn State recorded 16 blocks in the Nittany Lions’ 68-65 win over Nebraska on Wednesday, which is the highest total in Big Ten Tournament history. Junior forward Brandon Taylor led the way with five blocks, while D.J. Newbill added four and Donovon Jack added three swats. See them all in the video above. Enjoy, Penn State fans!
The first day of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament featured two outstanding games at the United Center in Chicago. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 68-65 victory over Nebraska in the opening game of the day. Minnesota followed that with a 80-68 win over Rutgers in the nightcap. See all of Wednesday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Use the links below to catch up on both of Wednesday’s games: PENN STATE 68, NEBRASKA 65: BOX | PBP | RECAP