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The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season continues this week, and BTN Plus is the place to catch all 11 exhibitions.
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Six Big Ten men’s basketball teams are ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released Monday afternoon. Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland leads the way at No. 3, trailing No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Kentucky.
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There are many Division I coaches in the country who have a wish list in regards to personnel and pieces on the floor. While we have seen some schools (Duke and Kentucky, in particular) benefit from having the right players at the right time, I’m sure Coach Cal and Coach K would tell you that the one thing they’d add was experience. Experience, on top of talent, is what allows coaches to relax in tight-game situations and gives them confidence and trust that the group on the floor can get the job done.
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The Iowa Hawkeyes kicked off the Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 99-73 win over Sioux Falls on Thursday night.
College basketball season has arrived!
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The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Tom Crean has a talented and exciting team in Bloomington. The Hoosiers are full of guards who can shoot the 3-pointer, which makes them near and dear to my heart. While their potential is limitless, there will be challenges along the way.