Some interesting games dot the Big Ten schedule this week, as January melts into February. Can Purdue improve to 12-0 in league play as it plays host to Maryland and goes to Rutgers? The last Big Ten team to open with that many conference wins was the 2004-05 Illinois squad.
The Big Ten season has reached its halfway point. And Purdue has emerged as the team to beat, starting conference season 10-0 for the first time ever. Ohio State is now looking up at the Boilermakers, having suffered its first loss of the season.
Trent Frazier and Leron Black each scored 19 points to help Illinois squeeze out its first Big Ten win -- a 73-71 victory over Indiana Wednesday night.
Dave Revsine explains his recent absence from our BTN's on-air programming. The good news: Revsine is doing well. The bad news: Well, the absence has to do with blinking one of his eyes.
While there have been weeks where I’ve dreaded the day I had to submit my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, I feel as if the play on the floor and the standings are starting to clarify some things as we head into the second half of the conference season.
No shortage of good matchups this week, including a clash between ranked teams in Mackey Arena when Michigan visits Purdue on Thursday. Here is a look at the best of the coming week.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Ethan Happ scored 16 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists Friday night as Wisconsin broke out of an offensive to beat Illinois 75-50. Happ was one of four Badgers (10-10, 3-4 Big Ten) who scored in double figures, led by Brad Davison’s 18. The win snapped a streak of three straight conference losses in which the Badgers failed to score more than 60 points. But they cracked that mark with more than 11 minutes in the game, and their 43 points to open the contest was their best mark for a half in Big
James Palmer Jr. played it cool after hitting the winning 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give Nebraska a 64-63 win over Illinois on Monday night.
There's a new team atop BTN analyst Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. It's white-hot Purdue, which has won 13 consecutive games. See Cripsin's full list inside.
Jordan Bohannon scored 29 points as Iowa rallied from a 20-point deficit for a 104-97 overtime win over Illinois on Thursday night.