Men's Basketball

DraftExpress: 9 B1G stars to attend NBA Draft Combine

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Aaron Craft Bounces Ball off Payne

Nine former Big Ten basketball players will attend the NBA Draft Combine on May 14-18 in Chicago, according to DraftExpress. The unofficial list is headlined by Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, a projected early lottery pick. See the all the Big Ten names in this post.

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Dienhart: Big Ten excited to put tourney in D.C.

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Big Ten Basketball Tournament Heads to Washington D.C. in 2017

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, it was New York. Today, it’s Washington. Welcome to the new Big Ten Eastern Wing. Soon after it was announced in 2012 that Rutgers and Maryland were joining the league, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany pledged to build a bridge to the conference’s newcomers.

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Twitter: Tim Miles meets Nebraska fans for lunch

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Tim Miles Locker Room Speech

Not only is Tim Miles a great basketball mind, he’s a man of the people. Whether he’s making beat writers’ lives easier with a must-hear soundbite, tweeting at halftime or helping a fan propose to his girlfriend, Miles is easy to respect. Then there’s this: Miles, on Monday, made two Nebraska fans’ day by meeting them for lunch.

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Fran McCaffery sounds off on Gavitt Tipoff Games

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Fran McCaffery on Gavitt Tipoff Games

BTN’s Dave Revsine caught up with Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery on Monday and asked him about his thoughts on the Big Ten and Big East officially announcing the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences.

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Dienhart: Gavitt Games matchups I want to see

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Gavitt Tipoff Games Announced

Now that the Gavitt Tipoff Series has been officially announced, it’s time to think of some of the fun potential matchups. Note: Nebraska-Creighton and Wisconsin-Marquette already play annually. And Butler meets Indiana and Purdue often. But here are 10 I’d like to see.

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Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games

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Jim Delany Talks Gavitt Tipoff Games

NEW YORK — Jim Delany’s sense of excitement was apparent in his voice when he spoke during breakfast this morning of the coming Big Ten-Big East basketball event that was just hours away from being announced but had been months in planning.

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