Before the NCAA banned on-court stickers, Tom Izzo and several of his fellow coaches made it known they weren’t fans of them. It’s not because the stickers resulted in an eye-sore, but because they were a slipping hazard and caused injury.
The Big Ten will enter Wednesday’s second and final night of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge trailing 4-2, and needing to win five of the six remaining games to take the annual event. Here’s our preview and predictions for Wednesday’s Challenge games.
It was while watching a Purdue team fall to Nebraska in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament last year that I assured my colleague, Tom Dienhart, that the Boilermakers were simply in a rebounding season. They would be back next year, I told him, and I had no reservations about that.
While most of the nation feasted, several Big Ten teams were playing for tournament hardware. Let’s get right into the meat and potatoes of what’s worth knowing.
Tuesday and Wednesday brought a flurry of interesting results for Big Ten teams. Let’s dive in to what it all means.
The Big Ten office released its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. To no surprise, Wisconsin junior Frank Kaminsky took home Player of the Week. Kaminsky scored a Wisconsin single-game record 43 points vs. North Dakota and averaged 26 points and 4.7 rebounds in three games.