Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. That means we check in with bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.
The season has hit the home stretch, as teams jockey for postseason position. This week’s action features some intriguing matchups involving teams looking to buff their resumes for NCAA consideration.
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.
I'll be in Ann Arbor tomorrow to see my bros beat up those dudes from East Lansing. Can't wait to see you guys there! #GoBlue — Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) February 16, 2015 The best part of this year’s week-long NBA All-Star break? The fact it provides former college stars with more opportunities to go back to campus. We saw that on Saturday, when former Michigan State stars Draymond Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne and ex-Ohio State standout Evan Turner, the 2010 Big Ten Player of the Year, attended the Ohio State-Michigan
The Big Ten announced its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See who took home the honors inside.
Indiana is playing well, positioned for an NCAA berth. And the Hoosiers can thank junior Yogi Ferrell. IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman had a recent mail bag question that asked: Will Yogi leave for the NBA after this season? If he is projected as a first-rounder, it may be difficult not to leave. Much may depend on how well IU finishes the season and how far Ferrell can carry the Hoosiers. *** Iowa? Iowa! That’s two losses in a row for the Hawkeyes, who fell in overtime at Northwestern on Sunday. Not long ago, I thought Iowa was primed to show it
Another week is in the books, and it was another opportunity for Wisconsin to prove its case as the Big Ten's runaway leader.
After Indiana beat Minnesota on Sunday night, Indiana coach Tom Crean met with reporters as he usually does. But this time he had a special friend attend the session with him. Bloomington native Brian Jones is an Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan and suffers from ALS. He is on a ventilator and in hospice care. “Brian Jones is a model of perseverance,” Crean told the room. Crean visited Jones a few weeks ago and spoke about how much Jones inspires him. Watch it all in the video in this post. Indiana beat Minnesota, 90-71, behind a school-record 18 3-pointers, including six by James
Coaching, no doubt, is frustrating and stressful. It’s nothing compared to watching your son coach. At least, that’s the indication Doug Collins gave during the Iowa-Northwestern game Sunday afternoon. Collins, the former NBA coach and father of Northwestern coach Chris Collins, was a nervous wreck in the final moments of regulation, and the BTN cameras caught much of it. Collins couldn’t sit still. At times, he couldn’t even watch, putting his head in his hands. So is the life of the father of a coach whose team has no shortage of agonizing defeats this Big Ten season. Those were Collins’
Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten hoops Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers, who made school-record 18 3-pointers.