Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
As the Big Ten seasons hits the halfway point, clarity is needed. Perhaps definition will come to the conference chase this week. One thing is certain: Wisconsin remains the team to beat.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! With it being Sunday, it's time for me to take a fun look at the week that was in Big Ten men's basketball.
Denzel Valentine had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and Michigan State held rival Michigan scoreless in overtime, outlasting the Wolverines 76-66 on Sunday.
Vicente Mundo, a 20-year-old University of Illinois junior from Chicago, went missing Sunday evening, and police have been searching for him since.
No. 5 Wisconsin sealed the season sweep of rival Iowa and No. 21 Indiana bounced back against Rutgers to highlight Saturday Big Ten’s action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, Illinois held off Penn State, 60-58, Minnesota took down Nebraska, 60-42, and Purdue bested Northwestern, 68-60. 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 catch up on today’s action. WISCONSIN 74, IOWA 63: BOX | PBP |
Coach Matta promised an NBA Jam for the lounge in exchange for a win streak – done and done! #GoBucks #BoomShakaLaka A photo posted by Ohio State Men's Basketball (@ohiostatehoops) on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:31am PST It’s good to be an Ohio State basketball player right now. Not only have the Buckeyes rattled off three victories in a row, and looked like a completely different team in the process, but they’ve got a new toy in their locker room that will make every Big Ten rival jealous. Yes, we’re talking about NBA Jam. Thad Matta promised his players the
Jess Settles takes a look at Purdue's resurgence, the art of rebounding and D'Angelo Russell's incredible week.
Finally, after six losses in a row, Penn State has some momentum. It is much-needed. On Wednesday night, the Nittany Lions took down visiting Minnesota, 63-58, with Brandon Taylor—the team’s second-leading scorer–out with a knee injury. Before that, Penn State toppled Rutgers, 79-51, to earn its first Big Ten win of the season. Now, the Nittany Lions will play at Illinois on Saturday with a modest two-game winning streak and a bit of swagger. One player who deserves credit for the mini-surge is senior guard D.J. Newbill, the hub of this team that began the season with a 12-1 mark
Both Sam Thompson and Marc Loving were responsible for highlight-reel dunks in the Buckeyes' 80-56 blowout win over Maryland on Thursday night.