Holiday Greetings, Big Ten basketball fans. The Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, get tougher and tougher every week, and this week is no exception. Check out BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest list inside.
Pat Fitzgerald has one of the rising programs in the Big Ten. The Wildcats are in a bowl for the eighth time in the last 10 years. And with a win vs. Kentucky in the Music City Bowl, NU will earn a 10th victory in a season for the second time in the last four years and the third time since 2012.
Scottie Lindsey scored 25 points and made two big baskets in the final 1:36 to rally Northwestern to a 62-60 victory over instate foe DePaul on Saturday afternoon.
The postseason soon will kick off, with games stretching from San Diego to New York, down to Florida and up and over to Idaho. It’s quite a spectacle. The Big Ten will be in eight postseason tilts. And here is a look at the Best of the Big Ten Bowls.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Vic Law scored 18 points and re-energized Northwestern blew out Valparaiso 84-50 on Thursday night. Coming off the biggest win in program history, the Wildcats (7-4) rode Law’s early hot hand and a stifling team defensive effort to a second straight decisive victory. Northwestern, which beat Chicago State by 65 points on Monday after a seven-day layoff, went on runs of 17-1 and 20-2 for its third win in four games. Playing again without leading scorer Tevonn Walker, Valparaiso (8-3) couldn’t keep up. It went 8 minutes, 21 seconds without a field goal in the first half
Which of the eight bowls with Big Ten participants are most intriguing? The BTN.com team breaks it down in the latest Dot Commentary.
Each Monday during the Big Ten basketball season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Now that we've seen every Big Ten team play a pair of conference games, how does that change things in BTN analyst Jon Crispin's power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal? Find out inside.
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