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Best of the week that was: Miles Bridges, Ohio State highlight action

Did you feel that? That was the sound of the Big Ten standings taking a jolt this week, with Purdue losing its throne and Ohio State ascending to the summit. Who saw the Buckeyes on top with two weeks left in the season back in November? Here is a look back on a wild week in the Big Ten.

Best of the week that was: Keita Bates-Diop continues to shine

More of the same in the Big Ten, as Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan State continue to show their dominance. How strong have these three schools been? They are a combined 33-3 in Big Ten play. Here is a look at Best of the Week.

Dienhart: Best Big Ten players since Glenn Robinson?

Let's make this perfectly clear: Purdue’s Glenn Robinson has been the most dominant player the Big Ten has seen in the last 25 years. And, it’s not even close. Recently, Tom Dienhart was asked via Twitter: Who are the best Big Ten players since Robinson? Here's his list.

Big Ten primer: It's a big week ahead for Indiana

Some interesting games dot the Big Ten schedule this week, as January melts into February. Can Purdue improve to 12-0 in league play as it plays host to Maryland and goes to Rutgers? The last Big Ten team to open with that many conference wins was the 2004-05 Illinois squad.

Dot Commentary: Who is the Big Ten basketball Coach of the Year so far?

We’re over halfway through conference play, and the level of basketball reached a crescendo Thursday night in the Big Ten. As we pondered our weekly Dot Commentary debate topic, an unbelievable night of hoops unfolded. First, No. 3 Purdue held off a valiant effort from No. 25 Michigan for a 92-88 win in a game where the number of lead changes was only challenged by the number of three-pointers the teams combined to pour in. Then, Penn State and No. 13 Ohio State provided the encore with likely the best finish to a game you’ll see all year, as Tony

Dienhart: Could we see a one-loss, or even no-loss, Big Ten champ?

Ohio State’s Greg Oden did it. So did Michigan State’s Mateen Cleaves, Indiana’s Calbert Cheaney and Illinois’ Dee Brown. They all led their respective team to a one-loss Big Ten championship, something Ohio State and/or Purdue could pull off this season.