Jordan Bohannon scored 15 points, Tyler Cook added 13 and Iowa held on for an 81-70 win over Nebraska on Sunday.
And then there was one: Wisconsin stands alone atop the Big Ten with a 9-1 mark, knocking off Illinois and Indiana this week to run its winning streak to seven games. Wisconsin sits alone in first place after Maryland saw its seven-game winning streak end on Saturday with a home loss to Purdue.
We here at BTN always enjoy a good shoe highlight. There's something funny about a player blowing a tire, and seeing how he reacts. Some continue to play like nothing happened. Some pick up the shoe and tie it. And some pick it up and hold it in their hand until the next whistle.
Miles Bridges led a balanced Michigan State attack with 16 points as the Spartans pulled out a 72-61 road win at Nebraska Thursday.
Let me be the first to apologize to Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Also, no offense to Iowa’s Peter Jok. And, I hope Maryland’s Melo Trimble understands. But as the calendar is about to flip to February, there is no Big Ten player more valuable, versatile and dynamic than Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
It's getting harder and harder to ignore what Mark Turgeon's young and talented team is doing. What it's done is rattle off a 19-2 record, including a 7-1 clip in Big Ten play, to little fanfare. That's changing, at least in Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings.
As the conference season chugs toward the halfway point, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat. But keep an eye on Northwestern, which has won six in a row.
Another week, another chance for Wisconsin and Maryland to assert their dominance in the Big Ten. And it’s becoming more apparent that Northwestern is a legit NCAA team, as the Wildcats have ripped off six wins in a row. Can NU win the Big Ten?
Michael Jacobson's putback with 42 seconds left gave Nebraska the lead, and the Cornhuskers made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to hold off No. 20 Purdue 83-80 on Sunday.
Northwestern got a monster game from Dererk Pardon (19 points, 22 rebounds) to push past Nebraska Thursday, 73-61. It was the Wildcats' fifth straight win, good for 6-2 in Big Ten play.