Sean Merriman, web editor, October 29, 2015

Big Ten basketball is officially here!

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The Iowa Hawkeyes kicked off the Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 99-73 win over Sioux Falls on Thursday night.

The game was broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Hawkeyes' victory.

Here is a look at the top three plays from Thursday night's Big Ten basketball action.

1. Mike Gesell hits a deep 3-point shot at the halftime buzzer

2. Mike Gesell throws down a two-handed dunk

3. Anthony Clemmons with the steal and slam