The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Basketball

The Big Ten conference has been one of the elite basketball conferences in the country for decades. College basketball fans can tune in and watch some of the most exciting games in both conference and NCAA basketball history. Featured games include Penn State's 2008 upset victory over Indiana, Coach Bobby Knight's epic chair throwing meltdown during Purdue's 1985 upset of Indiana in Bloomington, Iowa's 1985 3OT loss to No. 1 Michigan in Ann Arbor and the NCAA classic 1989 battle between No. 1 ranked Duke and NCAA defending champion Michigan, which was won 113-108 by the Wolverines in overtime.

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January 15, 2009
The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Basketball

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  • Led by freshman Robbie Hummel's 21 points, the "Baby Boilers" stunned No. 8 Wisconsin, 72-67, putting an end to the Badgers' 16-game home conference winning streak.

  • In a battle for the Big Ten title, No. 2 Ohio State snuck past No. 1 Wisconsin in an intense defensive struggle, 49-48. Mike Conley's game-winning shot rolled around the rim before falling through.

  • The two Big Ten powerhouses went back and forth for most of the game before some last second heroics turned this game into one for the ages. Anderson and team make a buzzer shot, giving the Illini a 70-67 victory.

  • With John-Blair Bickerstaff injured, sophomore Joe Przybilla stepped in and scored a career-high 33 points, including the game winner with only four seconds left, leading Minnesota to a 77-75 victory.

  • Northwestern's Vedran Vukusic, who scored 26 points in the game, converted a traditional three-point play late in the game as the Wildcats hung on to secure a 51-48 victory.

  • With both teams trying to position themselves for an NCAA tournament berth, Purdue and Michigan battled back and forth through regulation, and into two overtimes.

  • Indiana Coach Bob Knight received three technical fouls, including one for throwing a chair across the court. Gene Keady and the Boilermakers won in Bloomington, 72-63.

  • Minnesota overcame a ten point deficit with nine minutes to play and spoiled Lou Henson's farewell game, winning 67-66 at Illinois.

  • In a thrilling game from Ann Arbor, the Iowa Hawkeyes took the #1 team in the country to three overtimes.

  • Ty Calderwood sank the second-ranked Gophers by hitting two clutch free throws and scoring a game-high 19 points. Wisconsin ended Minnesota's 12-game winning streak, 66-65.

  • In the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, the upstart Nittany Lions upset 2nd ranked Michigan State, 65-63, behind Joe Crispin's heroics in the final 30 seconds.

  • In the final seconds of the first overtime, Minnesota's Tommy Davis sank two free throws to force a second extra session, where the Gophers finally pulled away, defeating the Buckeyes 89 – 80.

  • With less than one second left, Wisconsin's Kurt Portmann found Patrick Tompkins under the basket for a layup, giving the Badgers a 77-75 win.

  • Ohio State suffered its first loss of the season as Steve Smith scored 26 points and Mark Montgomery added a career-high 17 to lead Michigan State to a 75-61 victory.

  • The Illini fought off a rally by Steve Alford and the Hoosiers on senior night, holding on for a 69-67 victory.

  • Robbie Hummel's go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left in the game helped lift the Boilermakers to a 64-63 victory over Wisconsin. The win was Purdue's second consecutive in Madison.

  • Kevin Coble and Northwestern pulled off a stunning 70-63 upset of the No. 7 Spartans, snapping Michigan State's 28-game home-court winning streak. Coble scored 31 points to pace the Wildcats.

  • Lawrence Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with two seconds left in regulation, then scored nine points in overtime as Minnesota rallied for a 78-74 victory over Wisconsin to improve to 16-1 on the season.

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