If you’re a sucker for those Make A Wish features – who isn’t, really? – you’ll love this piece on how the Ohio State basketball team helped make a young leukemia survivor’s dream come true. Prior to Ohio State’s game vs. Minnesota on Saturday, the Buckeyes hosted A.J., a young Aaron Craft fan from Orlando. A.J. spent shootaround with his hero and the Buckeyes.
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Is there a more exciting team to watch in the Big Ten than the Indiana Hoosiers? While inconsistent, they like to play above the rim and are no strangers to highlight plays. Fans were treated to a flurry of dunks in the first half Saturday night, three of which came from high-flying freshman forward Troy Williams.
It was all Sam Thompson and No. 24 Ohio State in the second half of Saturday night’s win over Minnesota. Down 10 at halftime, the Buckeyes erupted for 46 points in the second half to run away with a 64-46 home win. How good was Thompson? He scored 16 of his 19 points, including six that came on highlight-reel dunks. Watch all three flushes in this post.
There were three Big Ten men’s hoops games on Saturday, highlighted by Wisconsin’s impressive 79-74 road win over Iowa. In other conference action, Indiana got a 61-56 road victory over Northwestern, and No. 24 Ohio State rallied and ran past Minnesota, 64-46. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post.
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During the National Anthem prior to No. 15 Iowa’s game vs. No. 16 Wisconsin on Saturday, the fans at Carver-Hawkeye Arena performed their inaugural card stunt. It all started with the fans forming an American flag and ended with them revealing “Hawks” on one side of the gym and “Rising” on the other. Hawks Rising is the team’s slogan this season. Watch the video in this post.
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Assembly Hall is now fully operational and open to perform regular gameday activities, the Indiana basketball program announced Saturday in a press release. There will be no seating restrictions or changes for the remainder of the basketball season.