Every Big Ten men’s hoops team has played at least one game, and in today’s quick-to-judge world, we thought why not offer some initial thoughts on what we’ve seen through the first week of action. See Brent Yarina’s way-too-early Big Ten impressions in this post.
It was a busy day of Big Ten women’s hoops Tuesday night, with five teams in action. Michigan State beat IPFW, 62-56, in its home opener to pace the conference on a 4-1 night. Also winning were Illinois, Northwestern and Nebraska, which drilled Mississippi Valley State, 99-53. Wisconsin suffered the lone defeat, losing to instate rival Marquette. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Watch our video from Michigan State’s win now and see all the scores and video in this post.
Next up on our previews are the mighty Spartans, who endured a pretty substandard season last year (where “substandard” = still dancing. Must be nice.).
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Just two weeks remain in the regular season, but there still is a lot to play for in the Big Ten. Michigan State could wrap up the Legends Division this week with a win at home over Indiana and a loss by Nebraska at Michigan. Regardless, if the Spartans win out, they are in the Big Ten title game on Dec. 3.
When it comes to consistent greatness, Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson has set the pace all season. From the season opener vs. UNLV, when Wilson hit 10-of-13 passes for 255 and two scores, to last Saturday, when he connected on 16-of-17 passes for 177 and four touchdowns, Wilson has been a study in weekly greatness.
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It’s been an incredible few weeks in the Big Ten so with two weeks of football left before the Big Ten Football Championship on Dec. 3, our BTN Live crew wants to hear from you. Remember last week? We showed dozens of your Twitter tweets on TV. From bowl eligible teams to outstanding individual season, now tell us what you think. Vote in the polls in this post, send comments to us to our Twitter account @BTNLive or use #BTNLive, and tune in at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday to watch our show live.