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Ohio State's Aaron Craft

Dienhart: Ranking the week's 12 hoops games

So many good games, so little time. That’s the quandary for the second week of conference action, which will go a long way in helping to shape what should be a terrific Big Ten race. There is no shortage of big games, beginning with Minnesota’s trips to Illinois and Indiana. [ RELATED: Big Ten Whiteboard: Gophers return to Assembly Hall(s) ] 1. Minnesota at Indiana, Saturday, Jan. 12. A huge test for the Golden Gophers, who wade into Assembly Hall where they handed Indiana it lone home loss last season. A win here would stamp Minnesota not just as a

Rodney Williams & Jared Swopshire

Big Ten Whiteboard: Gophers return to Assembly Hall(s)

Buckle up, this is gonna be a big week, a week that goes a long way toward determining the early pecking order of a Big Ten race that should be spectacular. And, know this: The team that can win road games is going to win the Big Ten. So, here’s the formula: go unbeaten at home; and go 6-3 or 5-4 on the road. That should get you at least a share of the Big Ten championship. Knowing that, this is a huge week for Minnesota, which plays at Illinois and at Indiana in the two biggest games of this

Trevor Mbakwe

Trevor Mbakwe gets swat, then big-time slam

It took Trevor Mbakwe most of the nonconference season to work his way back from last year’s season-ending knee surgery. Either that, or Tubby Smith just decided to bring him back slowly. It was probably the latter, come to think of it, but the sixth-year senior sure looks good now. In Sunday’s win over Northwestern, we saw Mbakwe at his best, blocking a shot on one end and hammering down a powerful dunk on the other. Watch the sequence now. [ RELATED: Watch 2012-13 slams in our Big Ten Dunk Archive ] Quite impressive, no? One thing’s for sure: BTN

Rodney Williams

After slow start, No. 13 Minnesota rolls past Northwestern

Austin Hollins hit five 3-pointers during an impressive three-minute stretch in the second half (watch the barrage in featured video), finishing with 19 points and sparking No. 13 Minnesota to a 69-51 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night. Hollins missed his career scoring high by one, collecting 17 points during a 26-7 run that gave the Gophers a 45-25 lead. Minnesota (14-1, 2-0 Big Ten) has won 10 in a row for its longest winning streak since it opened the 2008-09 season with 12 straight victories. Dave Sobolewski had 10 points, five assists and four steals for the Wildcats (9-6,

Bo Ryan

Did You See This? Bo Ryan burns Tim Doyle

Let’s get two things out of the way here first: 1.) Bo Ryan gives pretty entertaining postgame interviews, ones often peppered with a joke or two; and 2.) BTN analyst Tim Doyle’s Northwestern career was a lot better than most remember. OK, now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to get to Ryan’s postgame interview with Doyle following Sunday’s 47-41 victory at Nebraska. As the score indicates, the game wasn’t exactly a thing of beauty. And when Doyle mentioned it wasn’t “pretty” and asked Ryan what he said to Nebraska coach Tim Miles in the handshake line, the

Tim Miles

Wisconsin holds off Nebraska, 47-41

Jared Berggren scored 12 of his 13 points in the second half, Ryan Evans had 10 points and 15 rebounds, and Wisconsin held Nebraska to one basket over the last 6:19 in a 47-41 victory Sunday. The Badgers (11-4, 2-0 Big Ten) won their fifth game in a row and held their ninth straight opponent to 60 points or fewer. The Huskers (9-6, 0-2), coming off a 70-44 loss at Ohio State in their conference opener, have averaged just 42 points the last four meetings with the Badgers. [ BOX | AP RECAP | SCORES | ALL PHOTOS | CONNECT

Tim Hardaway, Jr.

Did You See This? Hardaway one-handed dunk

No. 2 Michigan came up with more than its share of highlights (watch all of them) during Sunday’s victory over Iowa. None, however, were bigger than Tim Hardaway Jr.‘s terrific one-handed slam. In transition, Hardaway Jr. outraced several Hawkeyes down the floor, took the pass from Trey Burke, and threw it down over Iowa’s Eric May. Watch the dunk here, and see some Twitter reaction in this post. [ RELATED: Watch 2012-13 slams in our Big Ten Dunk Archive ] Here are some of the tweets that followed immediately after Hardaway’s dunk: Only two things could have made that Tim

Mitch McGary

No. 2 Michigan dismantles Iowa, 95-67

Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists, part of another stellar offensive performance from No. 2 Michigan in a 95-67 win over Iowa on Sunday. Glenn Robinson III added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who had only 17 points with 7:00 remaining in the first half before overwhelming the Hawkeyes (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten) with a flurry of dunks, 3-pointers and other highlights. Michigan (15-0, 2-0) is a win away from matching the program’s best start to a season. The 1985-86 team began 16-0. Devyn Marble scored 14 points for the Hawkeyes, who were

Branden Dawson

Michigan State denies Branden Dawson punch

Earlier Saturday, BTN aired a clip of Michigan State’s Branden Dawson possibly throwing a punch at Purdue’s Travis Carroll during Saturday afternoon’s game. Since then, Michigan State has reviewed the tape from different angles, and said it doesn’t appear Dawson threw a punch. Watch our video of the play in question now. Michigan State sports information director Matt Larson sent the following in an email: “The angle of Branden Dawson that BTN had during the broadcast certainly makes it look like there might have been a punch. However, I’ve viewed an angle from underneath the basket and that does not

Joseph Bertrand

Did You See This? Bertrand reverse alley-oop

While not quite to the level of J.R. Smith a few days ago, Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand went for a silly reverse alley-oop of his own in Saturday’s rout of Ohio State. Brandon Paul set up the highlight-reel play with a pass that he delivered from just inside the halfcourt line. Watch the reverse alley-oop here and see a great picture of it in this post. [ RELATED: Watch 2012-13 slams in our Big Ten Dunk Archive ] And here’s the aforementioned excellent USA TODAY Sports photo: Paul also had an alley-oop, his of the face-to-the-basket variety: About Brent Yarina