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Sam Thompson and the Buckeyes look to end a 2-game losing skid at home vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m. on BTN.
Sam Thompson and the Buckeyes look to end a 2-game losing skid at home vs. Northwestern at 7 p.m. on BTN.

Feb. 14, 2013

BTN's Men's Basketball Slate This Week Includes Four of the Five Ranked Big Ten Teams

Four of the Big Ten's five ranked teams will be in action this week on BTN, including No. 1 Indiana, which remained atop the AP Poll for the second-consecutive week. The Hoosiers host Nebraska in game one of tonight's "Super Wednesday" doubleheader, followed by Purdue at Illinois. Coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET on the Big Ten Tip-Off Show, presented by Auto-Owners Insurance.

Tip-off from Bloomington is at 7 PM ET, with Eric Collins and Shon Morris on the call, and Stephanie White reporting from the sideline. On Sunday, Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and Christian Watford finished with 20 to help lead the Hoosiers past Ohio State for a 81-68 road win. Indiana shot 53 percent from the field, the highest by any Ohio State opponent this season. The victory was Indiana's first road win against a Top-10 conference opponent since 1993. Versus Penn State on Saturday, Nebraska snapped its two-game losing streak with a 67-53 win. Dylan Talley had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Brandon Ubel added 14 points to go along with nine rebounds. By attacking the rim and drawing fouls, the Huskers set season highs in both free throws attempted and made by going 32-of-41 from the line.

The doubleheader continues at 9 PM ET with Illinois hosting Purdue. Josh Lewin and Tim Doyle will have the call from Champaign. On Sunday, just three days after Tyler Griffey's buzzer-beating layup sunk the Hoosiers, Tracy Abrams drained a step-back three-pointer with 18 seconds left to secure the win over Minnesota. Griffey scored 16, D.J. Richardson had 13, and as a team the Illini connected on 11-of-23 from beyond the arc. A different player has now led the team in scoring each of the last five games. The Boilermakers have dropped three of their past four games, but have won eight in a row over Illinois. In Saturday's loss to Michigan State, Terone and Ronnie Johnson combined for 35 points.

At 7 PM ET on Thursday, No. 13 Ohio State hosts Northwestern. Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson will have the call. With the loss to Indiana, the Buckeyes have now dropped two in a row. Ohio State had gone a nation's-best 121 games without losing back-to-back outings prior to Sunday. Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten's leading scorer and an Indiana native, had 26 points for Ohio State. Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross added 16 and 11, respectively. On Saturday, Northwestern fell 71-57 to Iowa. Reggie Hearn finished with a team-high 13 points, while Jared Swopshire had eight points and seven rebounds before missing almost the entire second half due to injury. On Tuesday, it was announced Swopshire will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

At 8 PM ET on Saturday, No. 8 Michigan State faces Nebraska. Kevin Kugler and Tim Doyle will be in Lincoln with the call. On Tuesday, the Spartans took control of first place in the Big Ten with their 75-52 victory over Michigan. Michigan State didn't trail once, and led by as many as 30 in the second half. Gary Harris hit five three-pointers and scored a team-high 17 points, while Derrick Nix controlled the paint with 14 points.

In the first of three games on Sunday, No. 4 Michigan hosts Penn State at noon ET. Tom Hamilton and Morris will call the game. In the loss to Michigan State on Tuesday, the Wolverines committed a season-high 16 turnovers, and allowed the Spartans to score 18 second-chance points. Trey Burke led Michigan with 18 points and Nik Stauskas added 10. Against Nebraska on Saturday, D.J. Newbill and Jermaine Marshall combined for 33 of the Nittany Lions' 53 points.

At 2 PM ET, Iowa hosts Minnesota. Brian Anderson and Sean Harrington will have the call. The Hawkeyes look to avenge their three-point loss to the Gophers from earlier this month. On Saturday, Roy Devyn Marble ended his slump by hitting 8-of-13 shots from the field en route to a game-high 21 points. The Hawkeyes converted the Wildcats' 12 turnovers into 17 points, and outscored Northwestern 36-24 in the paint. Minnesota enters having lost its previous two games. On Sunday versus Illinois, Trevor Mbakwe had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Austin Hollins finished with a team-high 16 points.

The third and final game of the day tips off at 7:30 PM ET, with Northwestern hosting Illinois in a battle for state bragging rights. In this season's first meeting back on Jan. 17, the Wildcats knocked off the Illini 68-54 in Champaign. Collins and Mike Kelley will have the call.

All televised games will also be available on BTN2Go.


Huskers Host Buckeyes, Wolverines Welcome Spartans in Women's Hoops this Week on BTN

This week BTN will televise three women's basketball games, and stream an additional four games on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN).

On Thursday, host Dara McIntosh and analyst LaChina Robinson preview the upcoming games on the Women's Sports Report at 6 PM ET.

At 9 PM ET, Nebraska hosts Ohio State. Kevin Kugler and Stephanie White will have the call. The Huskers have won six in a row, including a 76-75 win over Iowa on Monday. Jordan Hooper poured in 29 points on 11-of-23 shooting to lead Nebraska, and captured her second straight Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors. The Buckeyes will also look to extend their current win streak after defeating Northwestern on Sunday for their third-consecutive win. Against the Wildcats, Tayler Hill scored a game-high 26 points and had six steals. Darryce Moore pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked three shots off the bench for the Buckeyes.

On Saturday, Michigan hosts rival Michigan State at noon ET. Lisa Byington and White will call the action. The Wolverines enter having won two in a row after knocking off Purdue 67-56 on Sunday. In West Lafayette, Michigan made 9-of-17 from beyond the arc, including six three-pointers by Kate Thompson. Thompson finished with 22 points, four rebounds and three assists. Nya Jordan added 16 points and 11 rebounds for her second double-double in the last three games. The Spartans won this season's first matchup versus the Wolverines, but have struggled to win on the road. Michigan State will also be in action on Wednesday night against the Hoosiers, with live coverage on BTDN.

The third televised game of the week features Wisconsin at Illinois on Monday with tip-off at 7:30 PM ET. Byington and White will have the call, and Kara Lentz will report from courtside. Illinois will be seeking a season sweep after beating the Badgers at the Kohl Center earlier this month.

All televised games will also be available on BTN2Go.


Men's and Women's Gymnastics Live on BTN Saturday

BTN will televise men's and women's gymnastics live on Saturday.

Coverage begins at 2:30 PM ET, when No. 5 Ohio State men's gymnastics hosts No. 3 Michigan. Mike Wolf and John Roethlisberger will have the call from St. John Arena in Columbus. On Monday, Michigan sophomore Adrian de los Angeles was named Big Ten Men's Gymnast of the Week after finishing second in the all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge over the weekend. His performance also earned him a spot on the United States National Team. In its first dual meet of the season, the Buckeyes fell to top-ranked Penn State.

Gymnastics coverage continues at 5 PM ET when Michigan State women's gymnastics hosts No. 19 Ohio State. Jim Kelly and Kylee Kolarik will call the action. Despite a season-high point total, Ohio State fell to No. 3 Michigan last weekend. Also over the weekend, Michigan State finished second in its tri-meet with Iowa and the University of Illinois-Chicago.


BTN Presents 'Football Pioneers' to Honor Black History Month

At 9:30 PM ET on Friday, Feb. 22, BTN will air a 30-minute special presentation in honor of Black History Month entitled "Football Pioneers." Howard Griffith will host the show, featuring interviews with former Northwestern head coach Dennis Green, just the second African-American head coach in Division 1 history; the Big Ten's first African-American starting quarterback, Sidney Williams, who played for Wisconsin; and current Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell.


BTN to Air Seven Big Ten Winter Championships

For the sixth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men's and women's swimming and diving, wrestling, men's and women's indoor track and field and men's and women's gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition.

Coverage begins with the Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will air at noon ET on Saturday, March 2. Both the men's and women's events will take place in Geneva, Ohio.

Coverage continues at 10:30 AM ET on Sunday, March 3, with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from Minnesota. The Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will air at 10 AM ET on Saturday, March 9, from Indiana.

BTN's coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 2:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 10, from Illinois.

On Saturday, March 23, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships live at 1 PM ET, followed by the second session live at 6 PM ET. Michigan State will host the women's event. The network will also have live coverage of the Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 8 PM ET on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6. The men's event will take place at Minnesota.


BTN ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Through Monday, February 25

  

- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 -

6 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BIG TEN WOMEN’S SPORTS REPORT

Dara McIntosh – Host; LaChina Robinson – Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT OHIO STATE

Dave Revsine - Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson – Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PENN STATE AT IOWA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PURDUE AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

OHIO STATE AT NEBRASKA

Kevin Kugler - Play-By-Play; Stephanie White – Analyst

 

11 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Shon Morris and Scoonie Penn – Analysts


- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE

Dan Kelly - Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa – Analyst; Lisa Byington – Reporter

 

7:05 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8:07 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BEMIDJI STATE AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

PENN STATE’S THON

 

- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 -

11:30 AM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

PENN STATE’S THON

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

2:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS

MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE

Mike Wolf – Host; John Roethlisbeger – Analyst

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE

Jim Kelly - Host; Kylee Kolarik – Analyst

 

5:07 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BEMIDJI STATE AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7:05 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT NEBRASKA

Kevin Kugler - Play-By-Play; Tim Doyle - Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

EDINBORO AT IOWA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine - Host; Shon Morris – Analyst

 

11 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: MICHIGAN STATE

 

- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 –

 

NOON PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

PENN STATE AT MICHIGAN

Tom Hamilton – Play-By-Play; Shon Morris – Analyst

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT IOWA

Brian Anderson – Play-By-Play; Sean Harrington – Analyst

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

RIDER AT PENN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

4 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY PRE-GAME

Rick Pizzo - Host; Aaron Ward – Analyst

 

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

HOCKEY CITY CLASSIC: WISCONSIN VS MINNESOTA

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa – Analyst; Ray Crawford - Reporter

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY POST-GAME

Rick Pizzo - Host; Aaron Ward – Analyst

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; Mike Kelley – Analyst

 

9:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN BASKETBALL 2013

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine – Host; Jim Jackson, Mike DeCourcy and Chris Dortch – Analysts

 

- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

6:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo – Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
WISCONSIN AT ILLINOIS

Lisa Byington- Play-by-Play; LaChina Robinson- Analyst; Kara Lentz – Reporter

 

9:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE: ILLINOIS – MANNIE JACKSON: BOXCAR TO BOARDROOM

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

OHIO STATE AT WISCONSIN (2-17-13)

 

- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 –    

9:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine and Mike Hall – Hosts; Shon Morris and Sam Vincent – Analysts

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

PURDUE AT INDIANA (2-16-13)

 

- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

INDIANA AT MICHIGAN STATE (2-19-13)

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW

Dave Revsine - Host; Shon Morris – Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT OHIO STATE

Kevin Kugler – Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson – Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PURDUE AT INDIANA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ILLINOIS AT PENN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

WISCONSIN AT NORTHWESTERN

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; Mike Kelley – Analyst

                        

11 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine and Rick Pizzo – Hosts; Shon Morris – Analyst

 

MIDNIGHT ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: NORTHWESTERN

 

- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 –

5:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BIG TEN WOMEN’S SPORTS REPORT

Dara McIntosh – Host; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT OHIO STATE

Kevin Kugler – Play-By-Play; Mary Murphy – Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

PENN STATE AT ILLINOIS

Dave Revsine - Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson – Analyst

 

10:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Shon Morris and Steve Smith – Analysts

 

11:15 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: ILLINOIS

 

- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa – Analyst; Lisa Byington – Reporter

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

GEORGE MASON at PENN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

9 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: MICHIGAN

 

9:30 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BLACK HISTORY MONTH FOOTBALL PIONEERS

 

- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 –

1 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WISCONSIN AT NORTHWESTERN

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Shelley Till – Analyst; Kara Lentz – Reporter

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

NORTHWESTERN AT INDIANA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

INDIANA AT ILLINOIS

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; Stephanie White – Analyst

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
MINNESOTA AT IOWA

Jim Kelly – Host; Kylee Kolarik – Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY PRE-GAME

Rick Pizzo – Host; Aaron Ward – Analyst

 

8:10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

MINNESOTA-DULUTH AT MINNESOTA

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa – Analyst; Mark Strobel - Reporter

 

10:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY POST-GAME

Rick Pizzo – Host; Aaron Ward – Analyst

- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 –

 

1 ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN AT PENN STATE

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Patricia Babcock-McGraw – Analyst; Dave Leno - Reporter

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

IOWA AT NEBRASKA

Kevin Kugler – Play-By-Play; Stephanie White – Analyst

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT PURDUE

Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Dan Bonner – Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN BASKETBALL 2013

 

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine – Host; Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – Analysts

 

- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE (2-24-13)

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Mary Murphy – Analyst

 

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY

PENN STATE AT WISCONSIN

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa – Analyst; Jay Wilson - Reporter

 

11 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Tom Waddle – Analysts

 

11:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo – Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley – Analysts

 

 

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