Menu Search

Watch on BTN2Go: Watch Monday & Tuesday's football coach press conferences on BTN2Go. Click for the schedule & links.

Men's Basketball

BTN LiveB1G shines a light on the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world. Find more at BTNLiveBIG.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
Use our BTN social media directory for a full list of schools, talent and shows across other social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
Big Ten Seniors

Crispin: Word association for departed Big Ten standouts

The Big Ten is losing some serious four-year talent. The list of names is nothing short of impressive, and it is, no doubt, headlined by Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine. Other top names who have exhausted their eligibility: Yogi Ferrell, A.J. Hammons, Caris LeVert and Jarrod Uthoff. Talk about a scary starting 5. You can create a strong bench, too, with the likes of Rapheal Davis, Jake Layman and Shavon Shields, among others. With all of the talent headed out the door, Lisa Byington asked me to play word association Tuesday night on “BTN Live.” Thing is,

Yogi Ferrell, Denzel Valentine named Wooden All-Americans

Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine are 2016 Wooden All-Americans, it was announced Monday night. [ MORE: View the full 2016 Wooden All-America Team ] The Big Ten stars are two of 10 players recognized on the prestigious annual team, selected by nearly 1,000 national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners. Ferrell averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists to help Indiana claim the outright Big Ten title, the second conference crown of his decorated career. The point guard, Indiana’s all-time assists leader, was first-team All-Big Ten and a member of the All-Big Ten

Mar 18, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes center Adam Woodbury (left) hugs guard Anthony Clemmons (5) after making the game-winning basket against the Temple Owls in overtime in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Dienhart: Three biggest surprise teams of 2015-16 hoops season

Who doesn’t love a surprise? We all do. And the Big Ten basketball season was filled with some good ones. Here are my three most surprising teams of the 2015-16 season. INDIANA The Hoosiers figured to be good. But few envisioned an outright Big Ten title with a 15-3 record. But, that’s what Indiana accomplished behind the play of star senior point man Yogi Ferrell. This was the Big Ten’s top offensive squad—even with James Blackmon Jr. going down with a season-ending injury in December. But it was a selfless commitment to defense that helped propel Indiana to the unexpected

Read Yogi Ferrell's heartfelt message to Hoosier Nation

As I look back at the 4 years I have had at Indiana University, I can think about how Hoosier nation has treated me not only as a basketball player, but as a person as well. The love and support I have received these past 4 years have been something special and I'm forever grateful to have played for such a historic university. I gave everything I had all 4 years day in and day out because I wanted to learn, adapt, and grow. That's why to come up short this year hurts but I'm proud of this team because

Mar 24, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Maryland Terrapins center Diamond Stone (33) reacts after loosing to the Kansas Jayhawks in a semifinal game in the South regional of the NCAA Tournament at KFC YUM!. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland's late-season fade leads into offseason of change

Moments after Maryland concluded its season with a disheartening loss to Kansas, senior guard Rasheed Sulaimon expressed hope that the team's appearance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament would serve as a "springboard" for the future of the program.

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Malcolm Hill (21) celebrates  with center Maverick Morgan (22) and forward Michael Finke (43) after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Illinois defeats Iowa 68-66. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Jon Crispin shares 2016-17 Big Ten players to watch

The 2015-16 Big Ten season officially came to an end Friday night, so it’s time to starting look ahead to next season. [ MORE: Read all of Jon Crispin’s Big Ten basketball coverage ] Right? Right! On Saturday night’s “B1G Finale,” BTN host Dave Revsine asked me to select my 2016-17 players to watch. Easy enough. See my super-early picks for players you should have your eye on next season in the video above.

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Ethan Happ (22) react after a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Notre Dame won 61-56. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Steadied under Greg Gard, Wisconsin can build on experience

(AP) The late-game, season-ending meltdown clearly hurt. But Wisconsin can look toward a bright future once it gets over the loss to Notre Dame. All that experience gained this year by a team without a scholarship senior could pay dividends next season. “So that will be something that we can definitely use for next year, the situation that they’ve been in, the amount of minutes that they’ve played and the amount of film we’ve watched,” forward Nigel Hayes said after the 61-56 loss on Saturday night to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament. “So everyone should have a better grasp

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) passes against North Carolina Tar Heels guard Nate Britt (0) during the first half in a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Sweet 16 loss to North Carolina ends Yogi Ferrell years at Indiana

The Yogi years are over at Indiana. Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, who joined the long line of successful Hoosier point guards, had his career come to an end Friday night when the fifth-seeded Hoosiers were swamped 101-86 by top-seeded North Carolina in the semifinals of the East Regional.

Mar 25, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Demetrius Jackson (11) and Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig (24) react after a semifinal game in the East regional of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Notre Dame won 61-56. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin's magic ride ends with loss to Notre Dame

Wisconsin’s magic ride ended like a kick in the gut in the Sweet 16. After leading No. 6 Notre Dame for most of the game and failing to put away the poor-shooting Fighting Irish when they had a chance, the No. 7 Badgers let it slip away with some crucial late turnovers.