Holiday Greetings, Big Ten Basketball fans. My Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, get tougher and tougher every week, and this week is no exception. It is impossible to ignore the play of Nebraska and Rutgers anymore. A buddy of mine on Twitter asked a great, albeit likely condescending, question that I feel needs to be addressed. The answer is a simple yes. Every team in the Big Ten this year is capable of beating a Top-15 team, and that is going to lead to an interesting conference season and tournament. That being said, I still have to put
For the first time since winning the national championship in 2014, Ohio State can call itself “Big Ten champs.” But unlike that magical season, the Buckeyes won’t be going to the playoff.
How the home of the Terps became a house of health.
Pat Fitzgerald has one of the rising programs in the Big Ten. The Wildcats are in a bowl for the eighth time in the last 10 years. And with a win vs. Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, NU will earn a 10th victory in a season for the second time in the last four years and the third time since 2012.
The Nebraska women’s volleyball team downed Florida, 3-1, to win the national title Saturday night. Nebraska won its final 19 matches en route to picking up the program’s fifth NCAA crown, the third-most in history, and second in the last three seasons, also taking the 2015 title in Omaha, Nebraska. The Big Ten has won eight of the last 11 NCAA championships, including four of the last five. The Huskers won it the year before this run of dominance, in 2006, as a member of the Big 12. Mikaela Foecke, Kelly Hunter and Kenzie Maloney were named to the all-tournament
Nebraska pushed No. 13 Kansas to the brink but the Jayhawks survived with a 73-72 nail-biter at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Illinois used a 22-5 run to take a late lead over New Mexico State but couldn't hold on as New Mexico State escaped with a 74-69 win.
Ohio State beat Appalachian State 80-67 and overcame a 15-minute stoppage of play due to a fire alarm and arena evacuation.
Juwan Morgan scored 19 of his career-high 34 points in the last 8 1/2 minutes Saturday, helping Indiana erase an eight-point deficit and beat No. 18 Notre Dame 80-77 in overtime.
Scottie Lindsey scored 25 points and made two big baskets in the final 1:36 to rally Northwestern to a 62-60 victory over instate foe DePaul on Saturday afternoon.
Cassius Winston scored 19 points, and No. 2 Michigan State went on a 12-2 run late in the second half to hold off Oakland 86-73 on Saturday.