Caleb Swanigan had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 20 Purdue get past No. 13 Wisconsin 66-55 Sunday, ending the Badgers' nine-game winning streak.
Big Ten teams continued to pack every ounce of drama into its action Thursday, as all three conference games came down to wild finishes.
No. 20 Purdue escaped Ohio State in Columbus Thursday when JaQuan Lyle's potential game-winner missed at the buzzer. The win bumped the Boilers to 2-1 in Big Ten play.
Before Wisconsin and Indiana tip off the second week of Big Ten play Tuesday night, let's take a look at three of the biggest things on BTN analyst Jess Settles' mind following a wild and unexpected opening week.
With the lid being taken off of conference play, the action in the Big Ten is starting to heat up. Michigan State (2-0), Nebraska (2-0) and Wisconsin (1-0) are the lone undefeated teams left. Here's a look at the second week of Big Ten play.
BTN.com editor Alex Roux previews three Big Ten basketball games to watch as the second week of conference play gets underway.
Three Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP poll, released Monday. No. 13 Wisconsin, up one spot from last week, leads the way, No. 20 Purdue dropped five spots following its home overtime loss to Minnesota on Sunday, Indiana is tied for No. 25.
Conference play is beginning in earnest, as the race to the Big Ten championship is underway. Michigan State and Nebraska are off to strong 2-0 starts.
Nate Mason scored 31 points, and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue 91-82 on Sunday.
No. 15 Purdue jumped out to a big lead over Iowa and never looked back Wednesday, winning 89-67 for the Boilers' eighth straight win. Caleb Swanigan recorded double-double No. 11 on the season.