The Big Ten has revealed the bracket for its tourney, which kicks off on Thursday in Indianapolis. There are many interesting storylines, as Michigan looks for its first Big Ten tourney crown since the inaugural event in 1998. In fact, that’s the only time the Wolverines have won the tourney.
The regular season is in the books, and what a year it was! Michigan won its first outright Big Ten crown since 1986, however no team may be hotter than Nebraska. Yes, Nebraska. The Huskers jumped up to No. 2 in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. See where your Big Ten team lands in this post.
It’s going to be tough to top the Senior Night that Nebraska put on Sunday night. Let’s see, there was the record crowd, the NCAA tourney hopeful team hosting No. 9 in the nation, the marriage proposal in pregame, the recognition of the Nebraska women’s team’s Big Ten tourney title, the upset and the court storming. Got all that? Yeah, Nebraska set the bar rather high. Relive the top moments in this post.
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Big Ten outright champ Michigan entered the top 10 of the latest AP Poll, released Monday. The Wolverines, fresh off victories at Illinois and vs. Indiana, moved up from No. 12 to No. 8. Wisconsin, which was No. 9 last week, dropped to No. 12 following Sunday night’s loss at Nebraska. Michigan State (No. 22) and Ohio State (No. 24) round out the Big Ten.
The regular season is over. On to the league tourneys. Basically, six teams look to be locks for the Big Dance: Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Iowa. Minnesota is squarely on the bubble.
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On Monday, the 12 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here, and will do so every Monday throughout the basketball season.
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