With the penultimate week of the Big Ten regular season behind us, Tom Dienhart takes a look back at the best of the last seven days.
No. 4 Wisconsin knocked off Michigan State to clinch at least a share of its first Big Ten crown since 2008 to highlight Sunday’s light two-game slate. In the other game, Ohio State rallied and held off Purdue late, 65-61. Catch up on both of Sunday’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to track all of today’s action: WISCONSIN 68, MICHIGAN STATE 61: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP
Behind a season-high 31 points from star Frank Kaminsky, No. 4 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title Sunday afternoon in a 68-61 Senior Day win over Michigan State. [ MORE: View Sunday’s Big Ten men’s hoops roundup ] With one win in its final two games or one Maryland loss, Wisconsin will make it an outright title and claim the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tourney. The Badgers led by as many as 20 points en route to the seven-point victory. Kaminsky hit 11-of-17 from the field in his final game at
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asks five Big Ten writers to pick which coach they felt “interacted” with officials the most.
At 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the next episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015," we take a look at a few more ongoing stories including Ohio State's D'Angelo Russell and Maryland great Walt Williams.. But you really need to see Wisconsin's Bo Ryan shoot a TV commercial as our crew takes you behind the scenes.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: Bo Ryan interrupted Mark Turgeon’s postgame press conference Tuesday night. Turgeon was talking to the media about No. 14 Maryland’s win over No. 4 Wisconsin, and point guard Melo Trimble, in particular, when Ryan walked behind him. Here’s what happened next: Ryan: “I was just going to say, we have a flight to catch. We’ve got classes tomorrow.” Turgeon: “Oh, OK, it’s all you, man; it’s all you, man.” Ryan: “They were supposed to get me, and I was waiting, and they didn’t get me. Thanks, Mark.” Then, before Ryan fielded questions, he
No. 4 Wisconsin was stuck in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning after its plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday night because of an engine malfunction.
Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers' 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.
Big Ten faculty, administrators and student-athlete representatives met this week to further discuss the importance of keeping education central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics.
Two weeks remain. Wisconsin can clinch its first Big Ten title since 2008 this week, and it will face a couple of stiff challenges, traveling to Maryland and hosting Michigan State.