BTN.com staff, February 1, 2013
Big Ten fans have three Big Ten men's basketball games to follow on Saturday, including Ohio State at Nebraska at 7 p.m. ET on to BTN/BTN2Go. After that, No. 1 Michigan takes on No. 3 Indiana at 9 p.m. ET.
Sunday brings two games to BTN/BTN2Go. Iowa plays at Minnesota at 1 p.m. ET followed by Wisconsin at Illinois at 3:30 p.m. Find TV times, stats and more on our Saturday's men's scoreboard and our Sunday's men's scoreboard, too.
Eight women's teams play on Sunday (track them here).
Coming off one of the strongest performances of his career, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas looks to lead the No. 11 Buckeyes to a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night as they visit a Nebraska team he outscored by himself in the first half of their meeting exactly one month ago.
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Thomas leads the Big Ten in scoring (20.3 points per game) while shooting a career-best 41.3 percent from 3-point range, and his maturation with Jared Sullinger and William Buford gone could give Ohio State (16-4, 6-2) the chance to make a run at its second straight Final Four appearance. Read the full game preview here.
Right after that game, the next episode of "The Journey 2013" airs Saturday at 9 p.m. ET. It's another good one as our crew follows Ohio State's Thomas on and of the court. Catch a sneak peak here.
A few more things to check out today:
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart polled a number of Big Ten writers to find out who the top five freshman players are right now. Can you guess all five? Now go ahead and see if you're right. Dienhart also took a look at his top seven Big Ten intimidators this week, and he answered your Big Ten questions in the weekly mailbag.
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