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Northwestern and Rutgers honored their men’s basketball seniors on Tuesday night with pregame ceremonies. BTN carried both events live on BTN2Go – find more upcoming Senior Nights live stream plans here. Watch highlights of the Northwestern ceremony above, and find the Rutgers ceremony below. After Northwestern’s ceremony, Tre Demps hit tying 3-pointers at the end of regulation and the first OT, Alex Olah scored 25 and Northwestern beat Michigan 82-78 in double overtime. Rutgers went on to lose as No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night.
In Thursday's collection of links from around the Big Ten, we spotlight an interesting look at the expected breakout players in spring football. Also, what does Iowa's hoops win over Indiana mean (video highlights included)? And here's an odd tale about an accidental text message sent to a football recruit. Dive in for more.
It was Senior Night in Evanston, but Tuesday night belonged to Northwestern junior Tre Demps. Demps hit a game-tying 3-pointer against Michigan with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. He followed that up with another clutch 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left to send the game into double overtime. Northwestern outscored Michigan 11-7 in the second overtime session to secure an exciting 82-78 victory, its fifth in the last six games. Demps, who scored 10 points in the two overtime sessions, finished with 20 points on 7-13 shooting from the field. Here is a look at Demps’ first game-tying
It is no secret that Maryland senior Dez Wells is one of the top players in the Big Ten this season. But, did you also know he is one of the most athletic? Need proof? Check out the video above. Midway through the first half, Rutgers guard Myles Mack caught the ball and squared up for a 3-point shot from the corner. Wells went flying in for the block and actually ended up hurdling Mack, who stands at 5-10, and forcing a travel. Wells wasn’t done there. With less than a minute to go in the opening half, the senior
There were three outstanding men's basketball games on Tuesday night, highlighted by Northwestern's memorable 82-78 victory over Michigan in double overtime.
Who does D'Angelo Russell model his game after? What's the craziest Big Ten arena he's visited? Check out Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Ohio State star inside.
The final week of the Big Ten regular season tips off Tuesday night with a trio of games, including two on BTN/BTN2Go (No. 9 Maryland at Rutgers & Michigan and Northwestern).
The final 14 games of the Big Ten regular-season are here. In other words, it’s time to put-up-or-shut-up with the postseason around the corner.
Oh-oh: Wisconsin senior point guard Traevon Jackson may not be back for the Big Ten tourney. But, the Badgers have been doing pretty well without him, going 11-1 in Jackson’s absence. Bo Ryan was asked Monday during the Big Ten coaches teleconference if Jackson, who has been out since breaking his right foot in mid-January, had a chance to return for the conference tournament next week. “That might be tough,” Ryan said. “I can’t rule anything out because the coaches are the last to know anymore. His clearance may be two weeks, who knows?” Jackson has missed 12 games since