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Could Trey Burke, Cody Zeller be on 2016 Team USA?

Indiana’s Cody Zeller and Michigan’s Trey Burke shared last season’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Could they share a court in the 2016 Olympics? That’s what CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman predicts. With rumors that Olympic basketball will go with players 23-and-under beginning in 2016, Goodman compiled his Team USA roster, and the starting 5 included the current Indiana and Michigan stars. [CBSSports.com: 2016 Olympic Team: Major changes likely with coach, personnel] US PRESSWIRE Burke and Zeller are joined in the starting lineup by high school star Jabari Parker, former Kentucky standout and 2012 No. 1 pick Anthony Davis and current

Bigger returnee: Trey Burke or Deshaun Thomas?

Michigan star Trey Burke announced Monday that he will return to the Wolverines after flirting with entering the 2012 NBA Draft (story). About a week ago, Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas announced the same thing (story), which got us thinking the following: Which player’s return is bigger? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com blogger Brent Yarina debate the topic in this post. Also on Monday, Minnesota guard Chip Armelin announced he is transferring (story). Tom:  I think Burke’s return is bigger. He’s the engine of that team, the point guard who directs traffic and makes things happen. Without Burke, the

Dienhart: Burke makes right decision, returns to Michigan

Michigan point guard Trey Burke made the right move by announcing Monday that he will return to school for his sophomore year. Burke enjoyed one of the most surprisingly successful freshman seasons in the nation last year, leading the Wolverines in scoring (14.8 ppg). He also averaged 4.6 assists and 3.5 rebounds in helping lead Michigan (24-10) to its first Big Ten regular-season title since 1985-86, as Burke became the first Wolverine to earn mention on the Associated Press All-American team since 1998. On April 4, CBSSports.com reported that Burke had declared for the draft. But Burke’s father quickly refuted

Trey Burke, Michigan rally to win in OT

Trey Burke scored 30 points to lift No. 13 Michigan to a 73-69 overtime win over Minnesota on Friday in the Big Ten Tourney. Michigan (24-8) got solid performances from both Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. Burke had three assists and knocked down 11-of-14 shot attempts. Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points and corralled five rebounds. Get BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart’s take on the game from courtside inside this post plus full recaps, videos, and more. No. 2 Michigan  73, No. 10 Minnesota 69 OT:  PREVIEW | BOX | SCOREBOARD | AP RECAP | LIVE BLOG | @BTN_Michigan | @BTN_Minnesota

Wrapping Up the Regular Season

Josh: It’s time to reflect on another season of Big Ten hoops. I think the rest of college basketball has finally taken notice of something that’s been true for the past 18 months or so–the Big Ten is the best conference in college basketball. Still, you look at the conference today, you see two great teams, 3 pretty darn good teams, a team good enough to make the Dance, and then mediocrity. Heck, even a couple of pretty bad teams. I mean, it’s hard to say the conference underachieved, but here goes–the conference underachieved. Sure, this is still the best

Concerning Aaron Craft's Defense

Aaron Craft is a very good defensive player. Let’s get that out of the way. Whatever you think of the next few paragraphs, remember that we all agree that Craft’s defense would improve just about any collegiate basketball team. But the sophomore guard just earned some hardware that bestowed loftier praise than just being “very good.” Indeed, it is the opinion of Big Ten coaches that Craft is the conference’s best defensive player. At the risk of dismissing the opinions of 12 men who know a lot about basketball, I think they got this one wrong. Measuring defense is not

Get the 2011-12 All-Big Ten hoops teams

BTN announced the 2011-12 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Teams live on Monday night. Michigan State star Draymond Green was the only unanimous first-team player and also won Player of the Year from the coaches and the media, while Green’s coach, Tom Izzo, claimed both Coach of the Year honors. As for the highly debated Freshman of the Year laurel, Trey Burke (media) and Cody Zeller (coaches) were both selected. Let the debate continue! See all the teams and superlative winners in this post. Earlier Monday, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina posted their own teams. See them here. Watch our

Who took home weekly men's hoops honors?

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Feb. 20-26 action on Monday. See the winners and what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. The women’s honors were released Monday, too. Co-Players of the Week: Matt Gatens, Iowa, G – Sr. – 6-5 – Iowa City, Iowa – West Averaged 27.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games last week Scored a career-high 33 points and added three rebounds and three assists against No. 16/15 Wisconsin, shooting 66.7 percent (12-18) from the field, making seven of 10 from three-point range

Big Ten Geeks: Heartbreak in Evanston

It was looking like it would be an historic night in Evanston. In front of a sold-out Welsh-Ryan Arena, the Northwestern Wildcats were locked in a tight battle with the visiting Michigan Wolverines. With a win, Northwestern would move one step closer to the 9-9 conference record that would almost certainly earn the program its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. As a cherry on top, the Wildcats’ signature nonconference win was looking even better as Seton Hall had just finished off an impressive win over Georgetown. If Bill Carmody’s team could just pull out this victory, it could be argued that

Big Ten releases latest men's hoops honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Feb. 13-19 action on Monday. Find out who won and see what they did to earn the distinction in this post. Player of the Week: Draymond Green, Michigan State, F – Sr. – 6-7 – Saginaw, Mich. – Saginaw Averaged 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game to lead No. 7/8 Michigan State to wins over No. 15/17 Wisconsin and at Purdue, helping the Spartans move into first place in the Big Ten standings Posted 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in