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Seven Big Ten men’s basketball teams took the court today – some won close games and others won in blowouts to close out the non-conferecne portion of their seasons.
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D.J. Johnson returned an interception 39 yards and Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas Tech a 34-31 comeback victory over Minnesota on Friday night in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Seth Doege found Eric Ward on a short pass, and he outran a defender for a 35-yard scoring play to tie it at 31 with just more than a minute remaining. Read three things BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart spotted about the Golden Gophers while monitoring this bowl game, plus see video highlights and quarter0by-quarter recaps in this post.
Jordan Hulls scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 14 points and seven boards as they teamed up to lead No. 5 Indiana to a 93-59 victory over Jacksonville on Friday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Indiana (12-1) shot 51 percent from the field (29-of-57).
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Indiana has one final tune-up before opening Big Ten play when the No. 5 Hoosiers play Jacksonville tonight at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Read the full preview here and find the latest Big Ten men’s standings and more links inside this post.
With the holiday here, we thought we’d look back at our 100 favorite photos from the 2012 Big Ten football season. There’s a lot of great shots from USA TODAY Sports, and we hope the gallery brings you some enjoyment this holiday season.
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Minnesota kicks off the first of seven football bowl games involving Big Ten teams when the Gophers face Texas Tech on Friday night. On Saturday, Michigan State plays TCU. On Sunday leading up to five Big Ten bowls on New Year’s Day, watch our “Bowl Preview Show” at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.