The Big Ten announced its latest weekly men’s basketball honors Monday morning, and a pair of Michigan players swept the awards. Star Nik Stauskas took Player of the Week and Derrick Walton Jr. claimed Freshman of the Week, this after the duo helped the Wolverines beat No. 10 Iowa and No. 3 Michigan State to stay perfect in Big Ten play.
Yogi, Spike, Money Mike and Tacos — sounds like the names you’d find on a Harlem Globetrotters roster, as oppose to a Big Ten one. There are a ton of colorful and creative nicknames throughout the Big Ten conference this season. But how do they stack up to some of the top nicknames of all time in Big Ten basketball history?
What a week it was on the Big Ten hardwood. We had upsets all over the place. We had a pair of teams carding its first Big Ten win. We had a moment of silence for those affected by the recent Purdue tragedy. We even had a star player blow a kiss to rival fans after a battle for first place. Yeah, it was an interesting week. Watch our video recap of the week that was in the latest installment of our Big Ten Rewind.
BTN had a pair of exciting Big Ten men’s basketball games on Sunday. Indiana kicked off the action with a 56-46 win over Illinois. Nebraska followed with an impressive 82-78 upset victory over Minnesota in Lincoln. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post.
In case you haven’t noticed by your Big Ten coach’s attire, it’s Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers™ Awareness Weekend. All weekend long, coaches from all over the country are wearing sneakers with their suits to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. See pictures of Big Ten coaches rocking the look in this post.
It was a busy day in Big Ten women’s basketball Sunday, as eight teams were in action. In completed action, Michigan State downed Ohio State, 82-68, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin, 60-44, and No. 13 Penn State drilled Minnesota, 83-53.