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Week 1 Polls: Before the 2016 season kicks off Thursday night, pick your Week 1 Big Ten winners.

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Feb 2, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5) reacts to a foul in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Whiteboard: Can Indiana make it an outright Big Ten crown?

It’s finally here, the last week of the regular season. And Indiana already has wrapped a share of its 22nd Big Ten title and second in the last four years. Can the Hoosiers win the outright title? Michigan State, Maryland, Iowa and Wisconsin all hold out hope to take a share of the title. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scores | Polls ] Game of the week: Indiana at Iowa, Tuesday. The Hoosiers

Here's what B1G tourney bracket looks like entering final week

One more week. That’s all that remains in the Big Ten men’s basketball season. [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Indiana clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title, courtesy of Ohio State’s upset vs. No. 8 Iowa on Sunday night, its 22nd crown, which ties Purdue for the most in conference history. The Hoosiers enter the final week of the season as the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tourney. Interestingly enough, Indiana has yet

Feb 25, 2016; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) shoots defended by Indiana Hoosiers forward OG Anunoby (3) and forward Juwan Morgan (13) during the first half at State Farm Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

There is a week to go in the season, and Indiana already has clinched a share of the Big Ten title, by virtue of Ohio State upsetting No. 8 Iowa on Sunday night. Can the Hoosiers win the title outright? Or can someone grab a share of it? [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Here is a look at the Big Ten week that was. BEST OF B1G WEEK Best win: Ohio State

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Watch Saturday's top Big Ten men's basketball highlights

The penultimate Saturday of the regular season included a pair of Big Ten men’s basketball games. [ MORE: Get all of Saturday’s scores & stats on our Big Ten scoreboard ] In the opener, Northwestern walloped Rutgers, 98-59, behind Tre Demps’ hot shooting and Alex Olah’s double-double. No. 20 Purdue closed the day’s festivities by holding off No. 10 Maryland, 83-79, thanks to a balanced attack that featured five players in double figures. Watch our favorite plays from Saturday afternoon’s action below. *** PURDUE 83, MARYLAND 79: A.J. Hammons scored 19 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures,

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Shoe on the floor! No problem, Ted Valentine is on it

One of the many things we’ve noticed since BTN launched is that Big Ten fans enjoy a good shoe highlight. Sounds odd, we know, but it’s true. It doesn’t happen often, although it makes for entertaining television when a player loses a shoe in the middle of the action. Does said player continue to play? Does said player do something highlight-worthy sans the shoe? Northwestern’s Jordan Ash came out of his shoe late in Northwestern’s easy win vs. Rutgers on Saturday. He continued to play, for the record, but it was official Ted Valentine who made it into a highlight

How to watch the 2016 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Big Ten men's basketball tournament will take place March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. BTN will provide live coverage of the tournament, including Game 2 on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET), the first two games on Thursday (noon, 2:30 p.m. ET) and the last two games on Friday (6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ET). Read this post for the full bracket.

Jan 20, 2015; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) fights for a rebound with Iowa Hawkeyes forward Dom Uhl (left) at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Iowa 82-50. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Game Rankings: Nothing tops Wisconsin at Iowa (BTN) this week

Another interesting week, as Indiana, Iowa and Maryland keep their sights set on the Big Ten title. The Hoosiers have a half-game edge over the Hawkeyes and a one game advantage over the Terrapins. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] And Ohio State is making a push to get on the NCAA bubble, as the Buckeyes have won four in a row. Here is a ranking

Feb 18, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes (5) reacts to a play during the first half of a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings: 9-5 Michigan State jumps up to No. 1 spot

Every week, I sit down and assemble my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. In the past, I’ve based it solely on what I see. Some of which is potential. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, potential has to be considered less and less. It is more about who you are at this moment that will

Feb 20, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5) dunks against Purdue Boilermakers guard Raphael Davis (35) at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

B1G tourney bracket: Here’s what it looks like, if season ended today

The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is fast approaching. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] Just two weeks remain in the regular season, in fact. We know it’s early, but we also know Big Ten fans enjoy taking an if-the-season-ended-today look at the tourney bracket. Here’s the latest look, entering the penultimate week of games: WEDNESDAY (MARCH 9) Game 1, 4:30 pm. ET ESPN2: No. 13 Minnesota vs. No. 12