With the 2016-17 season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to consider some of the best of the season that was. Last up, in a four-part series: Under-the-radar story.
The AP released its all-time Top 100 college basketball rankings Wednesday, rewarding consistency in appearances and elite programs who have occupied the No. 1 spot.
The season isn’t officially over, as the Final Four is this weekend. But let’s go ahead and cast our eyes to 2017-18. Players still could turn pro and key recruits added in the spring signing period, but here is an early, early, early look at how the conference could stack up next season.
Remember way back when the national narrative was “the Big Ten is down?” It seems like a silly notion now, doesn’t it? The Big Ten has more than acquitted itself in the opening two rounds of the NCAA tourney.
Now that a Big Ten Tournament champion Michigan has been crowned after blazing an incredible four-day trail through D.C., it’s time to pick the “bests” from the event celebrating its 20th season. It’s tough to narrow down these picks after 13 games in five days, but here they are.
Michigan State arrived in Washington, D.C., for the Big Ten tourney meaning business after an inconsistent regular season. And the No. 5 Spartans delivered with a workmanlike defeat of No. 13 Penn State, drilling the Nittany Lions 78-51.
One day is in the books. And here is a look at BTN.com’s All-Big Ten Team ... for Wednesday. We'll update the team with a new post each day of the tourney.
Kim Pinder-Garner is junior Shep Garner’s mom, and she’s a fixture behind the bench at nearly every Penn State game. If you see a woman in customized Nittany Lions T-shirts leading “We Are!” chants, shouting nicknames for each player and keeping referees on their toes, it’s definitely Kim.
No. 13 PSU took a 76-67 OT win vs. No. 12 Nebraska and will play No. 5 Michigan State on Thursday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best from the game inside.
Best chance at an upset? Best chance to be upset? And who is the most dangerous team? Tom Dienhart looks ahead to the 2017 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.