Sean Merriman, web editor, November 13, 2014

The 2014-15 Big Ten men's basketball exhibition season is in the books, and it was an exciting one. We saw thunderous dunks, deep 3-pointers, behind-the-back passes and buzzer beaters.

But now, we ask, what was the best of the best?

With the regular season set to begin on Friday night, I took a look back at the top plays from the exhibition hoops season.

Here we go.

Hint: Purdue fans will like what I'm seeing!

Michigan's Spike Albrecht hits Caris LeVert with a behind-the-back pass for the two-handed dunk.

Purdue guard Jon Octeus drives to the basket and posterizes a Carroll College player with a huge two-handed slam.

Purdue's Basil Smotherman follows up a miss with a thunderous tip-in dunk.

Indiana's Yogi Ferrell crosses over his defender and finds Hanner Mosquera-Perea for the alley-oop flush.

Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine drops a no-look pass to Gavin Schilling for the powerful two-handed slam.

Indiana freshman James Blackmon Jr. drives and soars for the poster dunk vs. Indianapolis.

Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell finds Sam Thompson for the huge alley-oop slam.

Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky goes coast-to-coast, spins and dishes to Josh Gasser for a deep 3-pointer.

Purdue's A.J. Hammons blocks back-to-back shots and then throws down the fastbreak dunk.