The biggest change in Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings? Iowa's Peter Jok, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week, moves up two spots to enter the top half of the list.
Bronson Koenig scored 21 points, Nigel Hayes had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 16 Wisconsin opened the Maui Invitational with a 74-62 win over Tennessee on Monday.
Indiana leads a quintet of Big Ten teams ranked in the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Hoosiers come in at No. 3 and are receiving two first-place votes.
No. 9 Wisconsin got back on track following Tuesday's loss to Creighton with a 69-51 win over Chicago State Thursday. Vitto Brown led the way for the Badgers with 12 points.
Some players moved around from the first to second week in my weekly player rankings, but Badgers big man Nigel Hayes remained top dog.
As far as Greg McDermott was concerned, No. 22 Creighton's 79-67 victory over No. 9 Wisconsin on Tuesday night meant a whole lot.
How far would Indiana ascend in the latest major polls following its season-opening overtime win vs. then-No. 3 Kansas? The answer is five spots, as the Hoosiers, previously No. 11, are No. 5 in the AP poll, released Monday.
Make no mistake, the Big Ten POY award is completely up for grabs this season! And in an era dominated by guards, the Big Ten boasts some of the top forwards and centers in the country. Just the way I like it!
The 2016-17 season opens Friday night. Before the ball goes up in the air, though, I wanted to take a look at one question facing each Big Ten team.
Every November, like everyone else, I enter basketball season with questions surrounding certain programs or specific players. These questions often expose a key to success, a concern or some form of vulnerability.