Sean Merriman, web editor, November 18, 2015

Big Ten fans were treated to three exciting men's basketball games on Wednesday night.

[ MORE: Check out Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball scoreboard ]

Purdue kicked off the action with an impressive 96-61 win over Incarnate Word, while Northwestern followed with a 79-72 victory over Fairfield.

The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games continued Wednesday as Illinois lost a close one to Providence, 60-59.

Here is a look at the top highlights from Wednesday's Big Ten hoops action.

Northwestern's Joey van Zegeren throws down a huge put-back slam

Purdue forward Vince Edwards takes it strong to the rack for the dunk

Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh makes an acrobatic layup