Latest Big Ten Conference men's basketball News

Bryant's big first half lifts Cincinnati over Indiana 45-24

Sep. 24, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Bryant passed for 314 of his 354 yards in the first half with a career-high four touchdowns, and Tyler Scott had career-highs with 185 receiving yards and three TDs, as Cincinnati defeated Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. “It didn't feel as good afterward as the...

Duke, Northwestern try to build on promising season openers

Sep. 08, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

Duke (1-0) at Northwestern (1-0), Saturday, noon ET (FS1) Line: Northwestern by 9½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Duke 11-10 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams are looking to build on promising openers. Duke rolled over...

Clifford's masterful final drive sends Penn St. past Purdue

Sep. 02, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Sean Clifford avenged his biggest mistake Thursday night with one masterful, final drive. It may have saved Penn State’s conference title hopes. The sixth-year quarterback hooked up with Keyvone Lee on a 10-yard touchdown pass with 57...

Michigan State coach Mel Tucker always on brand to promote

Aug. 24, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker smokes cigars and poses with expensive cars on social media, hoping to grab the attention of recruits from coast to coast and perhaps pique interest of fans near and far. The third-year football coach for No. 15 Michigan State, hoping more...

B1G deal: Big Ten lands $7 billion, NFL-style TV contracts

Aug. 18, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

The Big Ten's new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference's top football games across three major networks each week, creating an NFL-style television schedule on Saturdays. The Big Ten announced Thursday it has reached seven-year agreements with Fox, CBS and NBC to...

Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

Aug. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. ...

Minnesota's Ihnen has 2nd straight season-ending knee injury

Aug. 01, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior forward Isaiah Ihnen will miss the upcoming season after reinjuring the surgically repaired left knee that sidelined him last year. The Gophers revealed the news on Monday, 382 days after making the same announcement about Ihnen after he was hurt...

Minnesota adds freshman forward Betts after reclassification

Jul. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman forward Kadyn Betts will join Minnesota for the upcoming basketball season, after he moved up his high school graduation. The Gophers announced Betts' reclassification on Monday. The 6-foot-8 product of Pueblo, Colorado, was originally a 2023 recruit....

Tar Heels' Pete Nance aims to fill void in UNC title chase

Jul. 18, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Pete Nance doesn't have to wonder what a successful season could look like for him at North Carolina. He saw it illustrated perfectly in the spring. The Northwestern transfer watched the Tar Heels blend an outside-shooting big man in transfer Brady Manek...

McClelland to become NCAA men's basketball committee chair

Jul. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men's basketball committee when he takes over next year. The NCAA announced...