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.
The clock is winding down. You want the ball in one player's hands. Which Big Ten player would you choose? We asked a handful of Big Ten media members for their choice.
The selection committee for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea from the College Football Playoff, hoping it will get more fans thinking about March Madness in February.
Four weeks down in Big Ten play, and it seems like things are finally taking shape. Check out BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings inside.
Wisconsin has its Big Three, and every member of the trio shows up in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. That's right, big-shot Bronson Koenig joins mainstays Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes on the list this week.
The Big Ten race is gaining a sharper focus, with Maryland Wisconsin moving out ahead of the pack. But keep an eye on Purdue and Northwestern—yes, Northwestern, which looks primed to earn its first NCAA bid. And Indiana looks like it’s finding its stride, too.
Some great, fun games this week, including a few that included game-winning shots in the final moments. Amid those thrilling finishes, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat as each is 5-1 in league action.