Who is the toughest player in the Big Ten? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked that question to five beat writers across the Big Ten. See their answers inside this post!
Big Ten fans were treated to two outstanding men's basketball games on Wednesday night. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
Just how good has Travis Trice been since the schedule flipped to Big Ten play? BTN analyst Jess Settles gives his thoughts on this and more inside.
We're approaching the 10-year anniversary of Deron Williams' shot vs. Arizona in the NCAA tourney. Well, Illinois has recreated it, using bobbleheads. Watch it in this post.
Nearly three weeks into the conference hoops season, it’s time to single out a handful of impressive stats. [ MORE: Big Ten Power Rankings | Big Ten Player Rankings | Mailbag ] Don’t forget, it’s Super Wednesday on BTN tonight. It all starts with Rutgers at No. 11 Maryland (7 ET; watch on BTN2Go), followed by Illinois at Northwestern (watch on BTN2Go). Get ready for both games and hear the latest Big Ten news on “BTN Tip-off Show” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Now, back to the statistics: How about these five stats? #B1G stats: #Hoosiers are 3-1 despite Yogi Ferrell
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky were named to the 25-man midseason Wooden Award list. Trimble and Russell, both freshman stars, are new entrants since the preseason list was announced; Ferrell and Kaminsky are carryovers from the initial list. Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Maryland’s Dez Wells, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker all fell of the latest list. Not to worry, though, because all players are eligible to be named finalists, which will be announced in March.
At 3-1, Iowa is tied atop the Big Ten standings, along with four other teams, including preseason favorite and rival Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes are where they are thanks in large part to Jarrod Uthoff. The junior has been on a roll since Big Ten play tipped. He was at his best in Tuesday night’s late win at Minnesota. Not only did Uthoff hit the game-winner in the final seconds, he erupted for a career-high 22 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and added five rebounds, four blocks and a steal. Not a bad day. Watch his game-winning shot above. Also, hat tip
There were three Big Ten men's hoops games on Tuesday. Catch up on all the action here.
News that Wisconsin senior guard Traevon Jackson will be out a few weeks due to a right foot injury makes the Big Ten race more interesting. “I’m just trying to enjoy the process, learn from this and trust in Christ,” Jackson said in a statement. “I know my teammates will come together and be stronger because of this. I’m looking forward to coming back mentally stronger than ever and more prepared to win championships and finish off the year and the seniors’ careers the right way.” Jackson got hurt in the second half of then-No. 4 Wisconsin’s upset loss at
Two weeks of Big Ten play are in the books, and the standings are a lot more jumbled than most expected at this point. Much of the mess is the result of Rutgers’ upset of No. 4 Wisconsin on Sunday night. Not only did the Badgers suffer their first loss, but they are now tied with Maryland, Michigan and Michigan State atop the standings, just one-half game ahead of Indiana and Iowa and one game ahead of Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers. That’s one game separating the top 10 teams! Now, to be fair, such a narrow gap is