The final week of the season is here. And, it’s looking more likely that the Big Ten will get seven teams in the NCAA tourney: Purdue, Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan State, Maryland, Michigan and Northwestern. And Illinois is coming on strong. The title chase also has intrigue, too. Purdue has a one-game lead over Wisconsin. And with a home win vs. Indiana on Tuesday, the Boilermakers will clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title for the first time since 2010. If Purdue also wins at Northwestern in the finale, it would take the title outright. Wisconsin needs to
BTN.com editor Alex Roux previews three Big Ten games to watch throughout the tenth and final week of conference play.
At this point, it's impossible to ignore the teams that are rolling and the teams that are struggling. That's why there's some serious movement in Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Just two Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP poll, released Monday. No. 16 Purdue, down two spots, leads the Big Ten for the second consecutive week, while No. 22 Wisconsin, down six spots after a pair of losses, rounds out the Big Ten's ranked teams
Moe Wagner scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, outplaying everyone on Purdue's vaunted front line and leading Michigan to an 82-70 victory over the 14th-ranked Boilermakers on Saturday.
Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night. Cline hit consecutive 3-pointers to secure his team's sixth straight win in a game the Boilermakers led for just 9:16.
The finish to the Big Ten season couldn’t be framed any more perfectly. Two weeks remain. Two teams—Purdue and Wisconsin--are tied for first place with four games left for each squad, and Maryland is just one game off the pace.
This is the penultimate week of the season. And, things are heating up with Purdue and Wisconsin tied for first and Maryland just a game back. Who will take home the title? Others are looking to hone their postseason resume.
It's Monday, and that means it's time to release my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. Not a ton of movement in this latest installment, although there is one new name: Minnesota's Jordan Murphy, who has been playing out of his mind.
It's been a few weeks, but BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, features the same No. 1 team for consecutive weeks. That team is Purdue, of course, winners of five in a row.