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Michigan State remained No. 9 in the latest AP Poll, released Monday, to pace five ranked Big Ten teams. The other four: No. 15 Michigan, No. 16 Iowa, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 22 Ohio State. See the full poll in this post.
Iowa pummeled Michigan on Saturday with an offensive attack that’s as good as we’ve seen this season.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a fun moment during Sunday’s Illinois-Penn State game.
On Monday, the 12 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here, and will do so every Monday throughout the basketball season.
It was a great week for Ohio State basketball players, both current and former. The Buckeyes went 2-0, including a big road win at Iowa, and ex-Ohio State star Jared Sullinger dominated the NBA en route to picking up Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In three games, Sullinger registered a trio of double-doubles and averaged 20.3 points, 12.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 blocks.
An interesting week awaits, as teams jockey to improve their NCAA resume. As for the Big Ten title chase, Michigan State’s loss at Wisconsin on Sunday made things more interesting. The Spartans don’t have much very heavy lifting this week. Conversely, this will be a big week for Michigan, which is trying to keep pace. Here’s a look at what’s ahead.
The Big Ten race looks like it’s gonna come down to Michigan State and Michigan. Not a big shock. Each team has a 9-2 Big Ten mark. And each team is in a bit of a slump, losing two of its last three games. Still, once the Spartans get healthy, you have to think they should win the conference, right? Right.