It was “Upset City” in the Big Ten this week in what was perhaps the most drama-packed week of the season. Top-10 teams lost three times, and we saw the biggest comeback in Big Ten history. Oh, and white-hot Nebraska got dumped at last-place Illinois.
Leron Black scored a career-high 28 points and snagged seven rebounds, to help Illinois outlast Nebraska for a 72-66 victory on Sunday afternoon.
THON, Penn State's student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer, raised $10,151,663.93 during its annual 46-hour dance marathon Friday-Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Jordan Poole came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help No. 22 Michigan take the lead, and it never trailed in the second half of a 74-62 win over No. 8 Ohio State on Sunday.
Bruno Fernando had 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, and Maryland kept Rutgers winless on the road with a 61-51 victory Saturday night.
Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.
Robert Johnson scored a career-high 29 points on nine 3s and Indiana rallied from an early 13-point deficit and then held off Iowa 84-82, picking up its fourth straight victory.
What can Mark Dantonio do for an encore after taking Michigan State from a 3-9 mark in 2016 to a 10-3 finish in 2017? It was the biggest single-season improvement in school annals.
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DJ Durkin is looking for a breakthrough as he begins his third season at Maryland. The program took a step back in his second year, going 4-8 overall and 2-7 in the Big Ten. But Durkin still continues to recruit well, offering hope for big things in the future.