The early-signing period for men’s basketball began on Wednesday. And Michigan State was the big winner in the Big Ten. According to Scout.com, the Spartans inked the Big Ten’s top class and the No. 2 haul in the nation behind Duke. The four-man Spartan class is led by small forward Miles Bridges, the No. 11 player in the nation according to Scout.com. Shooting guard Josh Langford (No. 19), point guard Cassius Winston (No. 28) and center Nick Ward (No. 47) round out a star-studded haul that Tom Izzo has called his best ever. Penn State has the second-highest rated class, coming
The 2015-16 college basketball season got underway with 11 exciting Big Ten games on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] In the opening game of the night on BTN, No. 3 Maryland cruised by Mount St. Mary’s, 80-56. The second game on BTN featured a major upset, as No. 17 Wisconsin fell to Western Illinois, 69-67. Catch up on scores and highlights from all of Friday’s Big Ten games. Maryland 80, Mount St. Mary’s 56 Indiana 88, Eastern Illinois 49 Michigan State 82, Florida Atlantic 55 Michigan 70, Northern Michigan 44 Purdue 81,
How many Big Ten teams will make the Big Dance this year? I asked some esteemed members of the media.
Today we have USA Today projection - wait for it - an early NCAA men 's basketball bracket. It's not even Thanksgiving yet! Also, which Ohio State assistant football coaches are ready to be come head coaches? And Tom Izzo is very high on his latest basketball recruiting class. Get caught up on these stories and more with Tom Dienhart's roundup of these Thursday Big Ten headlines.
The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season is in the books, and now it’s time for the ball to go up for real. [ MORE: See our preseason power rankings | And preseason player rankings ] The Big Ten enters the 2015-16 season with six teams ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released earlier this month, paced by Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland (No. 3). It figures to be another very competitive season in the Big Ten, which is still seeking its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000. Before the regular season tips, I
For years, I have listened to my fellow pundits around the country make comments and predictions about Big Ten basketball. Whether it be that they felt it was a “down year,” or if the style of play just doesn’t provide a favorable matchup for Big Ten teams, I always got the feeling that they never took a good enough look at what makes Big Ten basketball elite.
The Big Ten is loaded with proven stars, hungry newcomers, and explosive freshmen. Where do they all land on BTN analyst Jess Settles' preseason Big Ten Player Rankings? Find out inside.
There were two Big Ten men’s exhibition basketball games on the schedule Wednesday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Bryn Forbes scored a game-high 23 points and Denzel Valentine had a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Michigan State to an impressive 94-53 victory over Northern Michigan in the opening game of the night. Ethan Happ had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Wisconsin’s 101-46 win over UW-River Falls in the second game of the evening. Both games were broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to tip off next week. In anticipation of the season, ESPN put together a list of the top 100 players. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] A total of 26 ESPN college basketball writers, editors and analysts ranked players based on expected performance for the 2015-2016 season. Players were rated on both quality and quantity of contributions to their team’s ability to win games. There are 16 Big Ten players featured on the list, highlighted by Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine, who is listed at No.
Exhibition Week is an exciting time for the basketball enthusiast around the country. While it is simply the week before the start of the official season, it is the first time you get to see your favorite team in action against someone other than themselves. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] To a lot of fans, exhibition games are viewed as the equivalent of The Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals. To most, it should be a game of dunks, high shooting percentages and kid-friendly entertainment. As someone who played in and actually lost one