Carsen Edwards made two free throws with 2.1 seconds left, and No. 23 Purdue rallied to beat No. 17 Maryland 73-72 on Saturday and knock the Terrapins out of first place in the Big Ten.
Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Vince Edwards added 17 points Wednesday night to lead No. 23 Purdue to an 80-59 rout over No. 25 Northwestern.
Let me be the first to apologize to Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Also, no offense to Iowa’s Peter Jok. And, I hope Maryland’s Melo Trimble understands. But as the calendar is about to flip to February, there is no Big Ten player more valuable, versatile and dynamic than Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.
BTN.com editor Alex Roux previews three Big Ten games to watch throughout Week 6 of conference play.
It's getting harder and harder to ignore what Mark Turgeon's young and talented team is doing. What it's done is rattle off a 19-2 record, including a 7-1 clip in Big Ten play, to little fanfare. That's changing, at least in Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings.
It's official: Northwestern is ranked for the first time since the 2009-10 season. The latest AP poll, released Monday, has the 18-4 Wildcats ranked No. 25. Three other Big Ten teams are ranked, as well, led by No. 10 Wisconsin. See the full poll inside.
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.
Matt Painter announced Saturday that redshirt-junior forward Basil Smotherman is no longer a member of the Purdue basketball team.