We're almost two weeks into the college basketball season, so it's a good time to break out Jess Settles' Three Takes feature. Check out what's on his mind after the first week and a half of the season inside.
How far would Indiana ascend in the latest major polls following its season-opening overtime win vs. then-No. 3 Kansas? The answer is five spots, as the Hoosiers, previously No. 11, are No. 5 in the AP poll, released Monday.
Make no mistake, the Big Ten POY award is completely up for grabs this season! And in an era dominated by guards, the Big Ten boasts some of the top forwards and centers in the country. Just the way I like it!
The 2016-17 season opens Friday night. Before the ball goes up in the air, though, I wanted to take a look at one question facing each Big Ten team.
Every November, like everyone else, I enter basketball season with questions surrounding certain programs or specific players. These questions often expose a key to success, a concern or some form of vulnerability.
The men's basketball preseason AP poll was released Monday, and five Big Ten teams make the cut. Four of them land in the top 15: No. 9 Wisconsin; No. 11 Indiana; No. 12 Michigan State; No. 15 Purdue.
Reigning Big Ten champ Indiana held its annual Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night at Assembly Hall. As usual, there were plenty of highlights, none better than Tom Crean handing out 2015-16 Big Ten championship rings to the returning players.
The Big Ten officially kicked off the 2016-17 basketball season with media day in Washington, D.C., today. Talent like Denzel Valentine, Caris LeVert, A.J. Hammons, Yogi Ferrell and Jarrod Uthoff is gone. Still, there is a lot to like about the conference, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
This Saturday from noon E.T. – 1 p.m. ET, BTN will offer a live and unprecedented look inside one of Indiana Basketball’s practices with Tom Crean. Coach Crean, along with BTN analyst Jon Crispin, will wear microphones throughout the practice and discuss drills, the IU roster and a team scrimmage in real time for viewers. The Hoosiers finished ninth in last season’s final USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll and look to build on a trip to the Sweet Sixteen. Indiana will be led by the trio of OG Anunoby, James Blackmon Jr. and Thomas Bryant. Anunoby is tabbed
BTN Live announced the 2016-17 preseason All-Big Ten Team on Monday night. Wisconsin senior Nigel Hayes, the lone unanimous selection and one of three Badgers to earn accolades, claims the preseason player of the year award. Teammates Ethan Happ and Bronson Koenig join Hayes on the list. The only other team to boast multiple honorees is Indiana (James Blackmon and Thomas Bryant). View the full preseason team below. 2016-17 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin You are looking at the 2016-17 preseason @B1GMBBall player of the Year. Also, the only unanimous selection. pic.twitter.com/5BKLDZmaXm — Big Ten