Northwestern's 74-72 victory was the program's first win at Ohio State since 1977. The Wildcats' record improved to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten, pushing them once step closer to the program's first NCAA tournament berth.
Quarterback J.T. Barrett said coaching changes were needed at Ohio State and getting new offensive coordinators played into his decision to return for his final year of eligibility.
(AP) Shane Morris is leaving Michigan as a graduate transfer to use his final year of eligibility at Central Michigan. The quarterback announced his decision Saturday on Twitter after posting two weeks ago that he was transferring. Morris played sparingly last season for Jim Harbaugh after redshirting in Harbaugh’s first year as the Wolverines’ coach. He played in 10 games, starting in two, over his first two years at Michigan under Brady Hoke. He has completed 47 of 92 passes for 434 yards with five interceptions and no touchdown passes in his career. Morris has a shot to play for
No. 17 Wisconsin pulled out a 78-76 overtime victory at The Barn in Minnesota Saturday behind a career-high 28 points and 12 rebounds from Ethan Happ. The Badgers moved into a tie with Maryland for first place in the Big Ten with the win.
James Blackmon Jr. dropped 33 points in Indiana's 82-75 win over Michigan State Saturday. The win pushed the Hoosiers to 14-6 overall and 4-3 in Big Ten play.
D.J. Wilson scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half, helping Michigan build a double-digit lead in a 66-57 win over Illinois on Saturday.
Corey Sanders scored 25 points, including the game-winner with one second left, to lead Rutgers past Nebraska 65-64 on Saturday for first-year coach Steve Pikiell's first Big Ten win.
Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 21 Purdue built an 18-point halftime lead and coasted to a 77-52 victory over Penn State on Saturday.
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Before Matt Painter and Patrick Chambers faced off Saturday afternoon, the two head coaches had a fun interaction. While waiting for their customary pregame BTN interviews, the former began interviewing the latter, when BTN analyst Stephen Bardo handed Painter the mic to make it real. Painter knew what to do, and asked Chambers, “What would you think are going to be the keys against Purdue today?” Chambers’ response: “We’re going to need a good whistle today.” The interview had both coaches laughing out loud. Also: It sure looks like Painter is comfortable on the other end of the mic. Watch