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.
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.
Bryant McIntosh and Vic Law scored 18 points apiece for Northwestern, leading a spirited comeback from a 10-point deficit in the first half to beat reeling Minnesota 77-69 on Tuesday night.
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.
No. 22 Ohio State picked up a 67-49 win over Minnesota Saturday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Keita Bates-Diop paced the Buckeyes with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Kaleb Wesson added 15 points and eight boards.
Kevin Huerter scored 19 points, Anthony Cowan Jr. had a career-high 10 assists and Maryland used a strong second half to beat cold-shooting Minnesota 77-66 Thursday night.
Dupree McBrayer scored 14 of a career-high 24 points in the second half and overtime, Nate Mason added 25 points and Jordan Murphy scored 22 and grabbed 19 rebounds to help Minnesota outlast Penn State, 95-84, in overtime.
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.