This week on ” The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016″ at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, you’ll meet Illinois junior Malcolm Hill. Also, see how Northwestern senior Tre Demps has his hands full both on and off the court. Over at Maryland, Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon has gone from being the enemy to a valued member of the Terrapins.
What if you could build your own Big Ten Football team made up of basketball players? Who would you pick and where would they play? I asked that very question to several players during Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. Here’s what the players told me.
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Malcolm Hill is one of the Big Ten’s most improved players. He’s taken his game to another level since star Rayvonte Rice was injured and then suspended. Read our Q&A inside.
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This week, Jess Settles takes a look at Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koening, Illinois’ trio of sophomores and the Big Ten’s top second-year players.
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The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on the Monday. See the honorees inside.
Penn State celebrated an early senior night (the Nittany Lions still have another home game remaining, but I guess they didn’t like their chances against Wisconsin) by rallying from an 11-point first half deficit to take down Ohio State. PSU got a big game out of junior guard D.J. Newbill (23 points, 9 shots), who had a better game than LaQuinton Ross (19 points, 12 shots). I mention those two because, outside of them, there was not a lot of offense. Tim Frazier had 16 points, but it took 12 shots to get there and it came with 6 turnovers.
Iowa pummeled Michigan on Saturday with an offensive attack that’s as good as we’ve seen this season.