Latest Big Ten Men's Tournament News

Best of Gus: Tourney Edition II

Gus Johnson

Gus Johnson: Jared Sullinger 'Big Fella' Three

When BTN basketball announcer Gus Johnson makes a great call Friday night during the Big Ten Men’s basketball Tournament, we posted it here as fast as possible. How exciting was Johnson? The term “Gus Johnson” was trending on Twitter worldwide for parts of the night. We did the same thing Thursday, so go have a look. And as many of you know, we did this all year so look back at every game Johnson has called. Then dive in for the latest calls from Indianapolis.

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Wilson sparks Wisconsin to 79-71 win

Indiana Hoosiers guard Victor Oladipo (4) takes a shot in the lane against Wisconsin Badgers forward Jared Berggren (40) during the first half of the second round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Wisconsin vs. Indiana - 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Rob Wilson scored 30 points to lift No. 12 Wisconsin to a 79-71 win over No. 15 Indiana on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tourney. Both Wilson and Jared Berggren played well for Wisconsin (24-8). Wilson knocked down 11-of-16 shot attempts and tied a school record by making 7-of-10 from long range. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more.

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Michigan State takes down Iowa, 92-75

Michigan State Spartans forward Draymond Green (23) drives to the basket against Iowa Hawkeyes forward Aaron White (30) during the second half of the second round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Michigan State vs. Iowa - 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Draymond Green scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out five assists as No. 8 Michigan State defeated Iowa 92-75 on Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tourney. Green and Adreian Payne had good games for Michigan State (25-7). Green went 8-of-13 from the field. Payne contributed 16 points, hauled in seven rebounds, and knocked down 7-of-8 shot attempts. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more.

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#B1Gtourney: Your Tweets on TV

Throughout BTN’s televised coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, our TV producers will monitor Twitter for the best Big Ten tweets and air the top ones on TV. Some of you may recall we’ve done something like this before. How do you get your fantastic tweet in front of our eyes? Use the hashtag #B1Gtourney. See how others are using it right now and send us your tweets all tournament. And if you don”t know by now, BTN is all over Twitter.

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B1G tourney notes: Food, IU, Barbasol & more

What’s going on around the Big Ten tournament? You know, aside from the exciting games? BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina is in Indianapolis for the 15th annual Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and he filed a notebook. From food to spottings to uniforms, you’ll find it in this post.

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Purdue eliminates Nebraska, 79-61

Purdue Boilermakers guard Lewis Jackson (23) is called for a foul for charging into Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Toney McCray (0) during the first half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Purdue vs. Nebraska - 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Anthony Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and Terone Johnson added 16 points and six boards as they teamed up to lead Purdue to a 79-61 victory over Nebraska on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tourney. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more.

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Huskers open Big Ten tourney in new uniforms

Playing their first Big Ten tourney game, Doc Sadler and Nebraska busted out new uniforms Thursday night against Purdue. I call the uniforms new, but they look very old; in fact, the numbers almost look like they were ironed on before the game. The “NEBRASKA” font on the front of the jersey is pretty cool, though. No word on whether this is a new uniform, a one-time thing or a sudden alternate uniform. See a picture of the uniforms in this post.

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Minnesota beats Northwestern in OT, 75-68

Northwestern Wildcats guard Drew Sobolewski (3) tries to pass the ball while Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Jon Coleman (11) defends during the first half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Northwestern vs. Minnesota - 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Andre Hollins had a career-high 25 points and Austin Hollins finished with 12, leading 10th-seeded Minnesota to a 75-68 overtime win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Thursday. The loss may end the Wildcats’ slim hopes of getting an NCAA bid for the first time in school history. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more.

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Indiana's Jones Tears Right ACL

(AP) Indiana point guard Verdell Jones III has a torn ACL in his right knee and is done for the season. The team announced the news Friday, a few hours before its Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game against No. 14 Wisconsin. The 15th-ranked Hoosiers lost Jones on Thursday. The senior guard crashed to floor, screaming and clutching his right knee with 5:45 left in the first half of a win against Penn State in the tournament. He was eventually carried to the locker by two of his teammates and did not return. Coach Tom Crean said an MRI on Thursday night revealed the extent of the injury and called it heartbreaking news.

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Indiana handles Penn State, 75-58

Indiana Hoosiers guard Jordan Hulls (1) drives to the basket against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Iowa defeated Illinois 64-61. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Indiana vs. Penn State - 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Cody Zeller scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jordan Hulls added 20 points as they teamed up to lead No. 15 Indiana to a 75-58 victory over Penn State on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten tourney. Indiana plays Wisconsin on Friday. When asked by BTN’s Lisa Byington after the game about Verdell Jones’ injury, Indiana coach Tom Crean said, “It’s not good.” Get BTN.com’s Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more.

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Iowa holds off Illinois, 64-61

Iowa Hawkeyes guard Matt Gatens (5) dunks against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Iowa defeated Illinois 64-61. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Matt Gatens Talks Win Over Illinois

]Meyers Leonard scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to lead Illinois past Iowa, as Illinois (17-15) fell 64-61 on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the Big Ten Tourney. Get BTN.com’s Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, highlights and postgame videos, and more.

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Tourney Photos: Action Shots

Ohio State Buckeyes forward Jared Sullinger (0) celebrates the victory over the Purdue Boilermakers during the second half of the second round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Purdue 88-71. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten Basketball Images of the Year

We’re posting selected shots throughout the Big Ten Men’s Tournament. Come back after each game all four days to find the latest and greatest pictures. Also, watch a very cool montage video from BTN TV highlighting the 2011-2012 season right here.

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Best of Gus Johnson: Tourney Edition

Gus Johnson

Gus Johnson: Oladipo Dunk

If Gus Johnson makes a great call Thursday during the Big Ten Men’s basketball Tournament, we’ll post it here. We’ve been doing this all year so look back at every game Johnson has called. Then dive in for the latest calls from Indianapolis. Johnson is calling all four games for BTN – two on Thursday and two more on Friday night.

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Big Ten Tourney Quarterfinals set for Friday

Indiana Hoosiers forward Cody Zeller (40) dunks against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half of the first round of 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Iowa defeated Illinois 64-61. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Northwestern Men's Basketball Press Conference - March 8, 2012

BTN covers the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis live on TV and online. On Thursday, Matt Gatens sparked Iowa (17-15) past Illinois with 20 points and three rebounds. Then Indiana took full advantage of the stellar combination of Cody Zeller and Jordan Hulls and beat Penn State, 75-58. Andre Hollins and Austin Hollins both helped Minnesota top Northwestern 75-68 in overtime while Purdue dropped Nebraska 79-61.

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I Hit It To Win It: Ohio State's Evan Turner

Ohio State Buckeyes guard Evan Turner (21) makes a three point shot to win the game at the buzzer against Michigan Wolverines guard Stu Douglas (1) during the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeated Michigan 69-68. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

I Hit It To Win It: Evan Turner

In the latest installment of “I Hit It To Win It,” BTN’s Jordan Cornette interviews Ohio State’s Evan Turner about his stunning last-second shot to beat Michigan in the 2010 Big Ten Men’s Tournament. Watch the interview in this post. Previously, Cornette spoke with Minnesota’s players Travis Busch and Blake Hoffarber about a memorable tourney winner as well as Ohio State’s Matt Sylvester to discuss his buzzer-beating shot that handed the 2004-2005 Illinois team their only regular season loss.

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It's the Big Ten Mailbag with a video twist

You have questions, I have answers. I reach into my mailbag and address queries that deal with March Madness and spring football. What does Northwestern have to do to make the NCAA tourney? What’s on Purdue’s to-do list for spring ball? The answers to those questions and more are all here. Plus, this week I’m experimenting with a video question for my readers who are willing to try something new. Do you want give others your very own video prediction on the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? Learn how easy it can be in this post.

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Tourney Time: A Closer Look at Thursday's Games

Iowa's Matt Gatens

Big Ten Blast: March 7th Morning Edition

The 2012 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday with No. 8 seed Iowa taking on No. 9 seed Illinois at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (full bracket here). Before the action gets underway, I’m breaking down the first four games with an overview, key matchup and, of course, my prediction. Who do you like in the first four games? Vote inside.

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Ask Big Ten Questions, Get Video Responses

We’ve rolled out a new feature here on BTN.com and we think it could be fun. Use the Vyou.com video player embedded in this post and type in your questions about Big Ten men’s basketball and football, and BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart will answer the best ones throughout the days and weeks ahead via the web camera on my laptop computer. Don”t have a question? No problem. Click on any of the previous question links and just watch my answers. Also, I’ll be posting occasional status updates with my latest takes on the news. For instance, we’ll be taking this for a test drive from press row at the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament during and after each game.

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I Hit It To Win It: Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber

Blake Hoffarber

I Hit It To Win It: Blake Hoffarber

In the latest installment of “I Hit It To Win It,” BTN’s Jordan Cornette sits down with former Minnesota players Travis Busch and Blake Hoffarber to recreate the pass and buzzer-beater from the 2008 Big Ten Tournament game against Indiana. Earlier this season, we spoke with Ohio State’s Matt Sylvester to discuss his buzzer-beating shot that handed the 2004-2005 Illinois team their only regular season loss. This is an ongoing series of interviews and we store them all in our “I Hit IT To Win It” section. Cornette also spoke with Nick Anderson, who hit an incredible shot against Indiana to win the game at Assembly Hall in Bloomington.

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Dienhart: Instant Big Ten tourney analysis

Ohio State's Evan Ravenel

Purdue at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

The bracket for the 15th Big Ten tourney is set, with games beginning on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin are the top four seeds, respectively, with each receiving a bye in the first round. But the other eight schools will be in action on the first day of a tourney that has been dominated by Ohio State in recent years.

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Big Ten men's basketball tourney bracket released

The Big Ten released the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket Sunday night following a wild final day of action. The tournament tips at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday and runs through Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Michigan State is the No. 1 seed for the fourth time in tournament history and the first time since 2009, finishing the conference slate with a 13-5 record. No. 2 Michigan (13-5), No. 3 Ohio State (13-5) and No. 4 Wisconsin (12-6) also earned first-round byes. See the official bracket in this post.

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Show off your Big Ten colors on Facebook

Attention Facebook users! If you’re looking for a very cool header photo for your personal timeline, then we have some treats for you. Embedded in this post are 12 special Big Ten school photos suitable for your timeline. Have a look inside this post, then just click on your favorite image to get full-sized graphic. From there you you can right click the big picture, save it, then upload it to your Facebook page in time for the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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