Michigan State got the help it needed. The second-ranked Spartans now control their own destiny in the Big Ten regular-season race. All they must do is close the deal in their remaining two games to win the title outright.
It’s crunch-time in the Big Ten, which enters the final week of the regular season before the league tourney starts in New York on February 28. How does the Big Ten shape up in the chase for NCAA bids? I caught up with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com to get his insights.
The final week of the Big Ten men's basketball season tips off Monday, so it's time to start considering the Big Ten tourney seed scenarios. Here are the scenarios entering Monday night's two games.
For the second week in a row, No. 2 Michigan State leads a quartet of Big Ten teams in the AP top 25 poll, released Monday. No. 9 Purdue and No. 16 Ohio State both fall this week, while No. 17 Michigan is the conference's only team to move up.
The final week of the season is here. And, there’s a lot on the line. Nebraska, Penn State and Indiana are jockeying for NCAA bids—the hopes of some better than others--while Michigan State is looking to lock up its first Big Ten title since 2012.
BTN today announced its first ever 4K productions will be available on DIRECTV, Dish and Layer3 TV for all 10 broadcasts of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi. Game Creek Video, which facilitated FOX Sports World Series broadcasts in 4K, will assume the same role in providing the technology necessary to produce games and on-site studio coverage in 4K throughout the tournament. The network also announced its on-air talent for the tournament, highlighted by Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will handle duties for opening night in Madison
It was “Upset City” in the Big Ten this week in what was perhaps the most drama-packed week of the season. Top-10 teams lost three times, and we saw the biggest comeback in Big Ten history. Oh, and white-hot Nebraska got dumped at last-place Illinois.
Cassius Winston scored 17 points, and No. 2 Michigan State erased a 27-point deficit on Saturday to beat Northwestern 65-60 and extend its winning streak to 10 games.
What can Mark Dantonio do for an encore after taking Michigan State from a 3-9 mark in 2016 to a 10-3 finish in 2017? It was the biggest single-season improvement in school annals.
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