It's Monday, and that means it's time for me to share my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Tom Izzo and Michigan State are on a roll, winning their first nine games to open the 2015-16 campaign. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] The Spartans are playing so well that they are the new No. 1 team in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday afternoon. Two other Big Ten teams are ranked in the polls: Maryland falls to No. 6 (AP) and No. 9 (Coaches) following its first loss of the season, at North Carolina, while Purdue checks at No. 11 in the
The Big Ten office released its latest weekly award winners Monday afternoon. See the honorees in this post.
Northwestern’s Aaron Falzon can stroke it from just about anywhere on the court. [ MORE: Track all of today’s Big Ten action on our scoreboard ] As we learned Saturday afternoon vs. SIU-Edwardsville, this also applies when the true freshman is missing a shoe. Falzon, who entered the game shooting 38 percent from distance, drained a first-half 3-pointer after losing his right shoe on the team’s previous possession. The shoe came off in a similar position as another one did in an Iowa-Northwestern game in early 2013, when former Hawkeyes’ star Aaron White threw it off the court, nearly taking
There were 13 Big Ten men’s basketball teams in action Saturday. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. No. 3 Michigan State and No. 11 Purdue highlighted the busy slate of action with victories over Binghamton and New Mexico, respectively. In all, the Big Ten went 12-1, with the lone loss coming in Minnesota’s double-overtime defeat to South Dakota. Here are several of the top plays from Saturday. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
The nation’s likely new No. 1 team showed plenty of flair in its latest win. [ MORE: Track all of today’s Big Ten action on our scoreboard ] Michigan State scored off the opening tip in Saturday afternoon’s 76-33 victory over Binghamton, and it did so without the benefit of a single dribble. Here’s how it happened: Big man Matt Costello tapped the tip to Javon Bess, who delivered a jump pass to point guard Tum Tum Nairn, who hit a streaking Denzel Valentine for the game-opening alley-oop. Talk about perfect ball movement. If you’re scoring at home, that was
This week BTN men's basketball analyst Jess Settles takes a closer look at the rolling Boilermakers, the rising players in the conference, and Northwestern's latest progress.
December is here, which means the college football season is coming to a close and basketball is in full swing. [ MORE: Track all of our 2015 Big Ten Championship coverage ] The Big Ten is set to crown a conference champion in football this weekend as Iowa takes on Michigan State in the fifth annual Big Ten title game. The winner of that game will likely punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. In basketball, three Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 11 in the country, as two of them (Michigan State and Purdue) remain unbeaten.
Big Ten fans were treated to a loaded slate of games in the third and final night of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Michigan State kicked off the action with an impressive 71-67 win over Louisville, while Wisconsin notched a big victory as well, defeating Syracuse 66-58 in overtime. Iowa finished the evening with a thrilling 78-75 overtime win against Florida State, securing an 8-6 victory for the Big Ten in this year’s challenge. In other Big Ten action: Penn State topped Boston College, 67-58, Illinois fell to Notre Dame, 84-79, and Indiana lost to Duke, 94-74. Here is a look
The second night of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge took place on Tuesday, with six Big Ten teams in action. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] Michigan kicked off the night with an impressive 66-59 victory over NC State, while Northwestern followed with a thrilling 81-79 overtime win at Virginia Tech. No. 2 Maryland fell to No. 9 North Carolina in the premier matchup of the night, 89-81. In other Big Ten hoops action: Ohio State fell short to Virginia, 64-58, Nebraska lost an overtime thriller to Miami (FL), 77-72,