It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to release my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Spoiler: There's a new No. 1 (Purdue), while Northwestern and surging Minnesota are the biggest risers.
Just two weeks into the conference season, and every Big Ten team has at least one league loss. And there are four teams atop the conference standings with 3-1 marks: Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin. Here's a look-ahead to the third week of Big Ten play.
No. 25 Indiana used a 15-0 run to start the game to catapult them to a 96-80 victory over Illinois Saturday. The victory got the Hoosiers in the win column in Big Ten play.
Justin Jackson scored 15 points, and Maryland's freshmen kept their poise in the second half, holding off Michigan for a 77-70 victory Saturday.
With the lid being taken off of conference play, the action in the Big Ten is starting to heat up. Michigan State (2-0), Nebraska (2-0) and Wisconsin (1-0) are the lone undefeated teams left. Here's a look at the second week of Big Ten play.
Conference play is beginning in earnest, as the race to the Big Ten championship is underway. Michigan State and Nebraska are off to strong 2-0 starts.
(AP) Malcolm Hill scored 20 points to help Illinois escape with a 75-70 win over Ohio State on Sunday night. Tracy Abrams added 16 points and Leron Black grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds for Illinois. Hill drove to his left for a layup to give the Illini a 71-67 lead with 55-seconds left. Jalen Coleman-Lands and Abrams each made two free throws from there to seal it. Illinois (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) looked like a different team against the Buckeyes, making stops and going on runs to help its lead. The Illini built a lead that reached as much as
Melo Trimble scored 20 points and Jaylen Brantley added 13 as Maryland routed Illinois 84-59 on Tuesday in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Before Big Ten conference play tips off Tuesday, BTN.com asked BTN analysts Jess Settles and Shon Morris for their best of the non-conference season.
Illinois claimed its fourth straight Braggin' Rights victory in the border rivalry with Mizzou and its sixth consecutive win this season Wednesday with a 75-66 win over the Tigers in St. Louis.