With the 2016-17 season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to consider some of the best of the season that was. Last up, in a four-part series: Under-the-radar story.
The AP released its all-time Top 100 college basketball rankings Wednesday, rewarding consistency in appearances and elite programs who have occupied the No. 1 spot.
The season isn’t officially over, as the Final Four is this weekend. But let’s go ahead and cast our eyes to 2017-18. Players still could turn pro and key recruits added in the spring signing period, but here is an early, early, early look at how the conference could stack up next season.
Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
It was a battle for about 35 minutes between No. 1 seed Kansas and No. 8 seed Michigan State, but the Jayhawks opened the floodgates in the final minutes for a 90-70 win.
Before No. 9 Michigan State takes on No. 1 Kansas in the Midwest Region on Sunday night, BTN researcher Harold Shelton shares with you what the Spartans have working in their favor and working against them in their matchup vs. the Jayhawks.
No. 9 seeded Michigan State overcame an early 12-point deficit and never looked back against Miami, as the Spartans rolled to a 78-58 victory over the 'Canes.
The BTN Stats department gets you ready for Friday night's matchup between No. 9 Michigan State and No. 8 Miami with some quick facts.
For what it's worth, Barack Obama doesn't see the Big Ten having much success in the NCAA tournament. See the former President's full bracket inside.
If one of the Big Ten's seven teams is going to reach the summit, a key player for each squad will need to step up. And, here is that key player, according to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart.