Illinois and Northwestern jumped out to big leads in their games at State Farm Chicago Legends and held on for narrow victories over BYU and Dayton, respectively.
The State Farm Chicago Legends features Northwestern and Illinois playing out-of-conference foes at United Center Saturday, and a familiar trophy will be there as well.
Wisconsin isn't getting much respect in the national rankings these days, checking in at No. 14 in the AP poll. But it's getting a ton of love in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings, as Bronson Koenig joins teammates Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes on my latest list.
It's time for BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The top three teams, once again, remain the same, but there is some movement toward the middle of the list. See Crispin's top 10 inside.
On Monday, the Big Ten men’s basketball coaches participated in a teleconference to take questions from the media. You can listen to what each coach had to say in the audio player below.
Tracy Abrams scored a career-high 31 points and led Illinois in a 92-73 drubbing of Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon.
Malcolm Hill scored 23 of his 32 points in the second half to help Illinois hold off IUPUI 85-77 on Tuesday night.
The top of Jess Settles' Big Ten Player Rankings remains the same this week, but there are two players making their debut: Northwestern's Vic Law and Ohio State's Jae'Sean Tate.
Although the Big Ten lost the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Jon Crispin feels like we learned a lot about a number of Big Ten teams. Check out Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings inside.
Illinois pulled away late from VCU Saturday, beating the Rams 64-46 in a neutral site showdown in Miami. Leron Black led the way with 18 points for the Illini.