An interesting rivalry week ends with Indiana riding atop the Big Ten. But Iowa and Maryland are just one-half game and one game off the pace, respectively. That said, could Michigan State be the best team in the Big Ten? [ MORE: Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Here’s a look back at the week that was. BEST OF THE B1G Best stat line: Denzel Valentine vs. Wisconsin. The Big Ten Player of the Year candidate had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a 69-57 victory over previously white-hot
Rachel Banham needed 50 points to become the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota star would have to wait until next week, right? Nope. Banham, she of the Big Ten women’s single-game record and NCAA-tying 60 points on Super Bowl Sunday, erupted for 52 points in Minnesota’s 114-106 loss at Michigan State. She set the record (2,921 points), appropriately, on a contested, deep 3-pointer in the closing seconds. Watch the record-setting triple in the video above. Banham wasn’t the only star in the Minnesota-Michigan State game, though. Michigan State’s Aerial Powers poured in a career-high 40 points
Aerial Powers scored a career-high 40 points and No. 25 Michigan State withstood Rachel Banham's 52 points that made her the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer to take a 114-106 victory over Minnesota on Sunday.
Michigan claimed the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan. The title marks the Wolverines 15th conference crown, and first since 2004. Michigan compiled 1,361 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,207.5 points and Minnesota was third with 927.5 points. Ohio State finished fourth with 859 points, while Purdue recorded 766.5 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home titles in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and
Fans have reason to cheer for Minnesota senior Joey King. BTN.com's Sean Merriman has the story here.
What Big Ten player is the most exciting? Who would you plunk down your hard-earned cash to watch? Who brings you out of your seat and makes you say “AHHHH!”? I asked some media members for their choice. Jess Settles, Big Ten Network: Denzel Valentine. Magic Johnson passes, hits H-O-R-S-E shots in big games, always a triple-double threat. Fearless. Marcus Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Most exciting to me is A.J. Hammons. In today’s world, the 7-footers are mainly shot blockers and rebounders. Or you’ll see them trying to be guards and hanging out on the perimeter. But Hammons is
Minnesota is still celebrating an incredible upset win. Illinois's new AD has challenges ahead. Which Iowa player has the highest NBA potential? We round up all of Friday's top headlines in this Big Ten news digest.
What a night of Big Ten basketball! Minnesota kicked off the action with a memorable 68-63 win over No. 6 Maryland, snapping a 14-game losing streak and giving the Gophers their first conference win of the season. The crowd at Williams Arena stormed the court when time expired to celebrate Minnesota’s first Big Ten regular season win since beating Michigan State back on Feb. 26, 2015. The second game of the evening belonged to Denzel Valentine, who had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in Michigan State’s impressive 69-57 victory over Wisconsin. With two games on the slate, we
Nate Mason had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists to help Minnesota get its first Big Ten win of the season with a stunning 68-63 upset of No. 6 Maryland, the Golden Gophers' first victory in more than two months.
When the Minnesota women’s basketball team plays at Michigan State at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go, fans will be able to watch Minnesota star Rachel Banham much more closely than usual. That’s because BTN2Go will also offer a live dedicated camera tracking Banham for the entire game. Here is the link to watch the game live on BTN2Go, too. Banham, a senior guard averaging a Big Ten-leading 26.4 points per game, is riding a much-talked-about hot streak. On Super Bowl Sunday, she scored 60 points in a double-overtime win at Northwestern, which set a new Big Ten women’s basketball