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.
Nigel Hayes scored 20 points, Zak Showalter added 18 and No. 14 Wisconsin used an active start on the defensive end to build an early lead and defeat Rutgers 72-52 on Tuesday night.
Before Big Ten conference play tips off Tuesday, BTN.com asked BTN analysts Jess Settles and Shon Morris for their best of the non-conference season.
No. 14 Wisconsin rolled Florida A&M Friday night at Kohl Center to close the non-conference season with an 11-2 mark.
Just like previous weeks, three Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP poll, released Monday. Unlike previous weeks, Wisconsin leads the Big Ten trio, as a result of Indiana's loss to Butler.
No. 14 Wisconsin had no trouble with in-state challenger Green Bay, as the Badgers cruised to a 73-59 victory.
Wisconsin isn't getting much respect in the national rankings these days, checking in at No. 14 in the AP poll. But it's getting a ton of love in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings, as Bronson Koenig joins teammates Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes on my latest list.