That was a fun night of Big Ten basketball! First, Indiana snapped its 12-game losing streak to Wisconsin and handed the third-ranked Badgers their first loss. After that, Michigan beat Penn State to stay perfect in Big Ten play. Catch up on scores, stats and watch highlights in this post.
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The last time Wisconsin played at Indiana, Bo Ryan and Tom Crean shared what had to go down as the fastest postgame handshake in the history of the game. Seriously. If you don’t remember it, watch it at the bottom of this post. Things were quite different following Indiana’s 75-72 upset over the undefeated and third-ranked Badgers on Tuesday. The two coaches shared a lengthy embrace.
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Michigan State’s Gary Harris is one of the Big Ten’s most talented players, a threat off the wing who can score in a variety of ways. But he has been a bit frustrated this season with his shooting. To wit: He missed two free throws in the waning moments of a recent game vs. Minnesota that could have iced victory for Michigan State.
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So, there was some serious coaching moves Tuesday. Not only did former Wisconsin and Arkansas assistant Chris Ash join Ohio State as co-defensive coordinator, longtime Penn State defensive line coach and ace recruiter Larry Johnson also joined Urban Meyer’s staff. FightOnState.com’s Mark Brennan joined Tuesday’s #BTNLive to talk about Johnson’s decision, among other things.
The East-West Shrine Game is on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla., and BTN reporter Lisa Byington is there to cover the Big Ten contingent in the game. On Tuesday, Byington caught up with Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon. Watch our interview with Gallon in this post.
Let the games begin on Week Three of the Big Ten season! On the surface, it doesn’t look like a great week. The headliner? It’s tonight’s Wisconsin at Indiana game, which drips with some interesting storylines.