After a busy nine-game slate Saturday, there were only two Big Ten men’s basketball games Sunday. Illinois walloped Auburn, 81-62, in Atlanta, while Nebraska is taking on Creighton. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action in this post.
Sunday featured a half-dozen Big Ten women’s basketball games. Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue all were in action. Get scores, stats and recaps from all of Sunday’s games in this post.
INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Dantonio showed just about every card he had in his hand. Run, pass, option, quarterback sneaks, even a gutsy onside kick attempt that almost worked early in the fourth quarter in a three-point game.
Soon the official bowl pairings will be announced. Here are my last projections. The big change is Ohio State falling from the BCS title game to the Orange Bowl, and Michigan State rising to the Rose Bowl. So, the Big Ten will have two BCS bowl teams but will have to wait another year to win a national title.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten title game is just three years old, but Michigan State’s 34-24 win over Ohio State was a “classic” and won’t soon be forgotten.
Michigan State players and fans weren’t the only ones proud of their football team late Saturday night. Former Michigan State players were quite pumped about their team beating No. 2 Ohio State and earning the conference’s automatic Rose Bowl berth, too. See some of the Spartans product’s celebratory tweets in this post.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was dejected as he stood in the postgame interview room. His Ohio State Buckeyes had just lost the Big Ten title game, 34-24, to Michigan State. The loss ended a 24-game winning streak. Worse: It killed OSU’s chances to play for the BCS national title.