It’s easy to see why so many experts think Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine has a bright future. Forget the future, actually, the freshman is a player who can do a lot right now. He proved it with a seven-point, nine-rebound, two-assist effort in Saturday night’s victory at Nebraska.
Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds in eighth-ranked Michigan State’s 73-64 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night. The win allowed Michigan State (22-4, 11-2) to remain tied with Indiana for first place in the Big Ten.
Will Sheehey scored a career-high 22 points, on a perfect 9-of-9 effort from the field, and Cody Zeller had 19 as No. 1 Indiana rolled over Purdue 83-55 on Saturday, routing the Boilermakers for the second time in 2 1/2 weeks.
There’s never been a hockey game played at historic Soldier Field in Chicago. That all will change Sunday, as No. 18 Wisconsin battles rival and No. 2 Minnesota in the second of two games at the Office Max Hockey City Classic. The Badgers and Gophers are scheduled to battle at 4:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the puck drops, though, make sure to catch our “Big Ten Hockey Pre-Game” at 4 p.m.
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Penn State basketball coach Patrick Chambers pledged to donate $10 to THON 2013 for every student who attended the Iowa-Penn State game Thursday night. Friday, before the students embarked on 46 consecutive hours of dancing, Chambers addressed the THON participants and presented a $14,200 check from the men’s basketball program.
In front of a season-high 5,800 fans, Michigan outlasted in-state rival Michigan State to claim its third straight victory, 70-69, Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center. The Wolverines relied on a career-high 24 points from senior guard Jenny Ryan to help snap a 12-game losing streak against the Spartans. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com and watch our highlights right here.