The dust has settled on football season. And that means the action on the basketball court is about to heat up with full-bore conference action. Here’s a look at the week ahead.
There's a new No. 1 team in the nation, and it's Michigan State. The Spartans, following Villanova's loss to Butler, moved up one spot in the latest AP poll, released Monday.
Nick Ward scored 21 points to help the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans roll to a 108-52 win over Savannah State on Sunday.
Vince Edwards scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as Purdue used a huge second half to pull away from Lipscomb, 98-66 Saturday.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 20 points to lead Michigan past Jacksonville, 76-51, in the Wolverines' nonconference finale.
Leron Black scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Illinois past Grand Canyon University 62-58 on Saturday.
Ethan Happ scored 18 points as Wisconsin closed out the nonconference schedule with a 82-53 win over UMass-Lowell.
Jordan Murphy scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, posting his national-best 15th double-double to pace Minnesota during a grind-it-out 65-55 victory over Harvard on Saturday.
Tony Carr scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half and Penn State routed Coppin State 88-43 on Saturday. Josh Reaves scored 12 points with seven assists and Mike Watkins and Lamar Stevens chipped in 11 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (11-4).
Keita Bates-Diop scored 19 points as Ohio State pulled away in the second half to beat in-state rival Miami 72-59 on Saturday afternoon.