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Dan Conroy kicked a 47-yard field goal with 1:01 left, Le’Veon Bell ran for 145 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Michigan State rallied to beat Texas Christian 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday night. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart gives you his three impressions from this game.
With five Big Ten football teams playing in Jan. 1 bowl games, it’s time to get ready for Tuesday’s college football marathon with BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s bowl previews. And don’t forget to watch BTN for three bowl shows Tuesday, including our pregame show at 11 a.m., our Rose Bowl pregame show at 4:30, and our wrap-up show at 9 p.m.
Trey Burke scored 22 points to lift No. 2 Michigan to an 88-73 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. Burke contributed 11 assists, shot 9-of-12 from the field, and shot 4-of-7 from long range. Nik Stauskas contributed 19 points, corralled seven rebounds, knocked down 6-of-10 shot attempts, and drilled 5-of-8 three-pointers.
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During Saturday night’s basketball game between Michigan and Central Michigan on BTN, we aired a short look at a video from Michigan freshman sharpshooter Nik Stauskas during a timeout. Posted earlier this week on YouTube, the entire video was shot in the backyard of Stauskas’ home in Canada over the holiday break. It shows the Big Ten’s top three-point shooter in the nation nailing 45 of 50 attempts on his own hoop.
During Saturday’s Ohio State game against Chicago State on BTN, our crew showed a little video that captured BTN analyst and former Buckeye player Jim Jackson and current Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft trying the same trick shot. Both men missed their first attempt but they each make their second and it’s an impressive angle. “I let him get his confidence,” Jackson said of his approach to the competition with Craft, “and I took his cookies right away from him.”
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Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Aaron Craft added 10 points and four boards as they teamed up to lead No. 10 Ohio State to an 87-44 victory over Chicago State on Saturday at Value City Arena in Columbus.