Michigan (No. 23) and Ohio State (No. 22) debut in the latest AP poll, released Monday, giving the Big Ten four ranked teams. No. 3 Purdue, up two spots, paces the Big Ten for the first time this season, while Michigan State falls five spots to No. 9.
The Big Ten office released its latest weekly Big Ten men's basketball honors, and the winners were familiar names. Keita Bates-Diop claimed his third player of the week honor of the season, and his second straight, while Jaren Jackson Jr. took home his third freshman laurel.
With Michigan State losing two of three, Purdue has emerged as the team to beat. But keep an eye on Ohio State, which along with the Boilermakers is the lone unbeaten club in conference play. Here is what to keep an eye on this week in the Big Ten.
As winter sets in, this much has become clear: Purdue is the Big Ten favorite. But don’t count out Michigan State. And it looks like Michigan and Ohio State will be factors. Here is the best of the week in Big Ten action.
Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points, lifting Michigan to an 82-72 victory over No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday. The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of nine games this season and two straight against their rivals.
Who do you want to have the ball with the pressure on and the clock winding down? The BTN.com team picks the clutch player they'd choose to take a last second shot.
No. 4 Michigan State narrowly avoided a second consecutive loss and escaped a Rutgers upset with a 76-72 overtime victory over the Scarlet Knights Wednesday at Breslin Center.
Just when BTN analyst Jon Crispin thought the top 2 in his Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, were safe, Ohio State completely dismantles the No. 1 team in the country. See his full latest list inside.
Purdue has entered the top 5 in the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Boilermakers, who were No. 13 last week, are No. 5, along with Wichita State, one spot behind Michigan State, which dropped three spots following Sunday's loss at Ohio State.
The action is heating up as the Big Ten wades deeper into conference action. This week figures to go a long way in shaping the league race. Here is a look at the week ahead in the conference.