Iowa, Michigan and Purdue honored their men's basketball seniors on Saturday with special ceremonies, the latest in the annual series of Senior Nights.
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal round featured two outstanding games on Saturday. Maryland kicked off the action with an impressive 74-63 victory over Northwestern. Ohio State followed that with a memorable 91-85 win over Iowa in overtime. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Also, here’s a look back at Friday’s four games. Catch up on Saturday’s games here. MARYLAND 74, NORTHWESTERN 63: BOX | RECAP Lexie Brown scored 17 points to help No. 4 Maryland beat No. 24 Northwestern on Saturday night, sending the Terrapins to the Big
The second-to-last day of the Big Ten men’s basketball season was an exciting one. Catch up on all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Things started with Iowa rolling past Northwestern, 69-52, on Senior Day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, but the day’s three other games were far more competitive. Michigan State held on late to down Indiana, 74-72, at Assembly Hall, Michigan thwarted a late Rutgers rally in a 79-69 win, and Purdue rallied past Illinois, 63-58. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the
Hours after Indiana’s Hanner Mosquera-Perea slammed home what some called the Big Ten’s top dunk of the season, Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice threw another contender into the mix. Rice threw down a powerful, and I mean powerful, alley-oop in the first half of Illinois’ season finale at Purdue. “Oh my, goodness!” BTN color commentator Jon Crispin said. “I didn’t think there was any chance he was catching that one, but he went Grant Hill on us.” It was a thing of beauty. Check it out in the video above. Hello! Rayvonte Rice just put the "Flyin'" back in the Flyin' Illini
Indiana coach Tom Crean came under heavy scrutiny this week. On Saturday, he might have gotten the biggest endorsement of all.
It’s been a struggle for Michigan State at the free-throw line this year. [ MORE: You see this incredible dunk? | Iowa honors Roy Marble ] The Spartans entered Saturday’s game at Indiana shooting 62.9 percent as a team from the charity stripe. They went 11-of-20 (55 percent) in the wild 74-72 road win, which lowered the season total to 62.7 percent. Funny thing is, Tom Izzo wanted them to go 10-of-20, as he told Marvin Clark Jr. to miss a free throw with 0.7 seconds left and the Spartans leading by one. Clark hit the shot, and Izzo’s reaction
Iowa legend Roy Marble was honored at halftime of Iowa’s season finale vs. Northwestern on Saturday. Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta joined Marble on the floor, where he was honored at center court. Marble was presented with his No. 23 Iowa jersey, and here’s what was said over the PA system: “The University of Iowa, and the men’s basketball program, would like to honor former standout Roy Marble, for his contributions and dedication to the Hawkeye basketball program. A letterman from 1986 to 1989, Roy scored 2,116 points in 134 games. He remains today as the only Hawkeye to
There have been some incredible dunks this season, but it’s hard to say, without any shadow of doubt, that any bests the one we say Saturday at Assembly Hall. Hanner Mosquera-Perea’s high-flying putback, left-handed, mind you, was that good. It was so good, in fact, former Indiana player and coach and current ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich said, “That’s the best dunk I’ve seen, ever, at Assembly Hall.” It might be a little bit of hyperbole, but the dunk has to be in the conversation. I mean, look at how high Mosquera-Perea got off the floor, and how extended he
Northwestern broke the shot clock in Carver having a dunk contest before the game. @BigTenNetwork pic.twitter.com/zu9wXxD4wP — Blake Jorgensen™ (@Blake_Jorgensen) March 7, 2015 This happened Saturday prior to the Northwestern-Iowa game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Blake Jorgensen, an Iowa journalism major, tweeted the picture above, saying the damage occurred when the Wildcats were dunking in pregame. Jorgensen said the hoop was lowered to set the shot clock upright again, and the basket is ready to go. Luckily, it happened well before the game, with 42:08 left before tip-off. Watch Iowa host Northwestern in both teams’ season finale at noon ET on
Much of the talk during the final week of the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season revolves around the expanded conference tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible Big Ten Tournament scenarios below after Thursday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (15-2): at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye and #1 seed 2. Maryland (13-4): at Nebraska Already clinched double-bye and #2 seed 3.