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Power Rankings: Nebraska rises to No. 8 in Jon Cripsin's latest poll

It's been a few weeks, but BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, features the same No. 1 team for consecutive weeks. That team is Purdue, of course, winners of five in a row.

Dienhart: Best of Week 8 in Big Ten conference play

The finish line is in sight. And Purdue and Wisconsin are battling for the league title, each tied for first. But don’t overlook Maryland, which is just a game off the pace after falling at Wisconsin on Sunday.

Minnesota survives Michigan's late drama, wins 83-78 in OT

Michigan's D.J. Wilson sent the game to overtime, but Minnesota survived the extra session and pulled away from the Wolverines for an 83-78 victory. Jordan Murphy scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Gophers.

Minnesota's Springs sinks Indiana in final seconds, 75-74

Nate Mason led Minnesota with 30 points, but it was Akeem Springs who was the hero for Minnesota. His second-effort layup with three seconds remaining was the game-winner in a 75-74 Gopher win over Indiana.

Dienhart: Who is the frontrunner for Big Ten Coach of the Year?

The Big Ten Network recently posed this question on Twitter: Who is Big Ten Coach of the Year? And the choices offered were Minnesota’s Richard Pitino, Northwestern’s Chris Collins and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart breaks down the race.

Northwestern at Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Ratings Growth

Northwestern’s upset win of a top-10 Wisconsin team at the Kohl Center on Sunday earned a 0.63 HH rating in BTN’s 12 metered markets,* the third-highest conference rating in network history. The highest-rated conference game in BTN history was set less than a month earlier, when Maryland visited Minnesota on Jan. 28 resulting in a 0.75 HH rating. Northwestern will once again be featured on BTN this evening, as the Wildcats host No. 23 Maryland as part of a Super Wednesday doubleheader. A special episode of BTN Live will air prior to tip off from Welsh-Ryan Arena beginning at 6

Power Rankings: Purdue claims No. 1 spot in Jon Crispin's poll

For the third week in a row, there's a different team atop Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings. This week, it's Purdue, winner of of six of seven, claiming the top spot, replacing Wisconsin, which took over for Maryland the week before.

Dienhart: Best of Week 7 in Big Ten conference play

Derrick Walton Jr. continued his torrid play, Northwestern carded the biggest win in program history, and the Big Ten race is heating up. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best of the week that was.