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Wednesday Oct 26
6:00 PMMichigan at IndianaWatch
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Men's Basketball

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Miss these Friday headlines? Read 'em all

How about those Minnesota Gophers! In his first year on the job, Richard Pitino led the Golden Gophers to the NIT title, as Minnesota downed Larry Brown and SMU last night. Yes, Pitino inherited some nice talent from Tubby Smith. Still, Pitino acquitted himself as a coach. The guy has a bright future. And, think of this: He’s just 31. Now, if Pitino can recruit like he can coach, Minnesota could be on to something. The Gophers will say “goodbye” to seniors Malik Smith and Austin Hollins. But guys like Elliott Eliason, Andre Hollins, Deandre Mathieu, Mo Walker and Joey

Adreian Payne puts on a show in college dunk contest

Michigan State senior Adreian Payne had an impressive showing in Thursday night’s State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest. The Spartans’ big man didn’t win the event, but he left quite an impression with his first dunk of the evening. Check out this video of Payne’s monster first-round dunk, followed by an outstanding choreographed bowling celebration. What’s better, the dunk or the celebration? Both are perfect 10’s, if you ask me.

BTN LiveBIG: Quinn Buckner helping Hoosiers

With the distinction of being one of three people to have won a championship at every level of basketball – high school, college, the NBA, and the Olympics – Quinn Buckner knows what it takes to succeed. He also captained college basketball’s last undefeated team, the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. That experience and leadership is now being put to work bettering the lives of others. Buckner has been the Vice President of Communications for Pacers’ Sports & Entertainment since 2004 and that role has allowed him to get involved with several charities throughout Indianapolis. He currently serves on the boards of

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota tops SMU to win NIT crown

(AP) Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title. Hollins scored 19 points and Andre Hollins had 14 for the Golden Gophers (25-13), who took home the trophy for the third time. They also won the National Invitation Tournament in 1993 and `98, though the second one was vacated because of an NCAA rules violation involving player eligibility. With coach Richard Pitino’s famous father, Rick, sitting near his son’s bench at Madison Square Garden, Minnesota made up

Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino and Peyton Siva take in NIT Championship

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals saw their season come to an end last weekend with a 74-69 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16. Therefore, Pitino got the chance to take in tonight’s NIT Championship game between Minnesota and SMU. Of course, Pitino’s son, Richard, is the head coach of the Gophers. Rick Pitino is taking in the game with former Louisville standout Peyton Siva, who was the starting point guard on the Cardinals’ 2013 National Championship team. Here is a shot of Pitino and Siva sitting side-by-side at tonight’s game. Look who's taking in tonight's NIT Championship game

Zach Bohannon takes selfie with every Final Four coach

Wisconsin reserve Zach Bohannon is taking advantage of his first trip to the Final Four. The senior spent Thursday walking around AT&T Stadium taking selfies of himself with each Final Four coach and other familiar faces. See Bohannon’s picture of him with Florida’s Billy Donovan UConn’s Kevin Ollie, Kentucky’s John Calipari and, of course, Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan in this post. I hit for the cycle! #Selfies #FinalFour — Zach Bohannon (@ZBohannon) April 3, 2014 There’s also these selfies: W #POTUS #43 #Selfies — Zach Bohannon (@ZBohannon) April 4, 2014 Based on his career aspirations, this selfie with George

Geeks: Wisconsin vs. Kentucky preview

As the lone Big Ten team still standing, Wisconsin has finally broken through for its first Final Four under Bo Ryan. Can the Badgers keep it going? We’ll find out Saturday night as Wisconsin will take on Kentucky in a national semifinal. In a lot of ways, Kentucky looks like a better version of a team that Wisconsin recently dismantled: Baylor. Don’t believe me? Check out how Kentucky and Baylor compare on the offensive end when it comes to the Four Factors. I’ve assigned a relative strength rating for each factor by subtracting the team’s national rank in that factor from 351,

Aaron Craft

Aaron Craft's top defensive plays from this season

Ohio State senior Aaron Craft was named the 2014 National Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. The defensive-minded Craft, who has been a menace to opposing Big Ten teams throughout his four-year career, leaves Ohio State as the Big Ten’s all-time leader in steals with 337. [ MORE: Craft named national defensive player of the year ] Craft totaled 89 steals this past season, which ranks second all-time in school history. He also holds the top spot on that list, recording 98 steals during his sophomore year. And, of course, who can forget about Craft’s incredible ability to solve

Aaron Craft

Craft named national defensive player of the year

(AP) The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Ohio State’s Aaron Craft as the 2014 National Defensive Player of the Year in Division I. The organization made the announcement Thursday. Craft is the second Ohio State player to be recognized nationally for this award. Greg Oden earned the accolade following the 2006-07 season. Craft ended his career as both the Ohio State and Big Ten’s all-time leader in steals with 337. He owns four of the Top 6 Ohio State single season steals records as well, including the Top 2 spots. His 98 thefts as a sophomore is the

Michigan State Fans

Big Ten Mailbag: Let's dive into your letters

Firing through my e-mail inbox on this rainy day, reading your Big Ten love letters and answering the best ones. Keep ‘em coming! You can always email me directly at the bottom of any of my posts – including this one. This week you’ve sent in the following: Wisconsin hoops has talent, right? Why did you diss Penn State’s linebackers? Agree or disagree: Nebraska’s Terran Petteway could jump to the NBA? Want to hear my crazy Big Ten expansion idea? Read my answers to those notes as well as to many others. Just a thought on how Wisconsin really has