It was a big week for Iowa, which solidified its status as the team to beat in the Big Ten with a rousing triumph at No. 4 Michigan State on Thursday and a victory over a hot Michigan club on Sunday. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scores ] And keep an eye on Indiana, which has won 10 in a row, and is tied with Iowa atop the Big Ten standings after the first three weeks of conference play. Biggest surprise: Nebraska. How about those Cornhuskers? After opening Big Ten play with losses to Northwestern,
Jarrod Uthoff scored 23 points and No. 16 Iowa beat Michigan 82-71 on Sunday for its first 5-0 start in the Big Ten in 19 years.
Ethan Happ scored underneath the basket with 10 seconds left and Wisconsin beat No. 4 Michigan State 77-76 on Sunday. The Spartans had a final chance to win but Denzel Valentine missed a 3-pointer and Matt Costello's last-second side jumper bounced off the rim.
Who gets your vote for the best player in Purdue basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Boilermaker greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12, via our SurveyMonkey poll. You can only submit your list once, so make sure you get it right. The top results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Chad Austin, 1995-98: Two-time First-team All-Big Ten selection (1997-98). Member of Purdue’s 1995
College basketball is in full swing, and in just a few weeks, we’ll be talking about seeds, bubbles and Cinderellas. But there’s another tournament that kicks off sooner: Student Startup Madness (SSM). This tournament features 64 startup “teams” created by students from 38 public and private colleges and universities across the country. And the Big Ten is well represented in this competition with 18 teams, more than a quarter of the total. As with men’s basketball, Michigan State is particularly strong, with 12 teams, the most of any university. The first two rounds of the “SSM64” will be held online,
With its 70-63 win at Minnesota on Saturday afternoon, Indiana guaranteed itself a piece of first place in the Big Ten following three weeks of conference play. The Hoosiers are 5-0, and there seems to be much debate about whether they are for real. Here are five reasons they could be for real: 1. The favorable schedule. Look, we knew entering Big Ten play that Indiana received one of the most favorable draws. The 5-0 start has come against teams with a combined 8-20 conference clip, and here is Indiana’s upcoming schedule, before hosting Iowa and traveling to Michigan State
We’ve typed a similar sentence to this one several times over the last three seasons: Troy Williams made a play Big Ten fans will want to see. [ MORE: Rewatch Indiana’s win at Minnesota on BTN2Go ] The Indiana junior used his much-talked-about athleticism to author an exciting sequence in the Hoosiers’ 70-63 win Saturday afternoon at Minnesota. On one end, Williams soared for the big-time rejection; on the other, he perfectly timed a putback slam of Yogi Ferrell’s errant 3-pointer. Williams finished the afternoon with seven points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks. Here’s his other block, which
Four Big Ten men’s basketball games were featured on Saturday’s slate. [ MORE: Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] No. 3 Maryland throttled Ohio State in the first game of the day, 100-65, reaching the 100-point plateau in regulation of a conference game for the first time since 2002. Indiana held off Minnesota to improve to 5-0 in conference play, Nebraska took down Illinois, 78-67, and Penn State beat Northwestern, 71-62. Check out all of the top plays from Saturday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action:
Who gets your vote for the best players in Minnesota basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 former Gopher greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Also, tune into BTN Saturday to watch the Gophers take on Indiana at 12:30 p.m. ET. Watch on BTN2Go. Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12 via our SurveyMonkey poll. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. You can only submit your list once, so make sure you get it right. We’re rolling out a survey per
The Big Ten season isn’t even halfway over, and the Hawkeyes have emerged today as the team to beat, according to BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart. But this is the Big Ten and there are tough games ahead, including Sunday's game against visiting Michigan (4:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go).