This was quite the week in Big Ten basketball action. With all the shakeups that took place, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, certainly look a little different. As expected, there’s a new No. 1 following Michigan’s impressive win over Michigan State. This week, the Wolverines get to stake claim to the top stop. Find out where your team lands in this post.
What a week it was on the Big Ten hardwood. We had upsets all over the place. We had a pair of teams carding its first Big Ten win. We had a moment of silence for those affected by the recent Purdue tragedy. We even had a star player blow a kiss to rival fans after a battle for first place. Yeah, it was an interesting week. Watch our video recap of the week that was in the latest installment of our Big Ten Rewind.
BTN had a pair of exciting Big Ten men’s basketball games on Sunday. Indiana kicked off the action with a 56-46 win over Illinois. Nebraska followed with an impressive 82-78 upset victory over Minnesota in Lincoln. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game video highlights in this post.
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In case you haven’t noticed by your Big Ten coach’s attire, it’s Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers™ Awareness Weekend. All weekend long, coaches from all over the country are wearing sneakers with their suits to raise awareness for the fight against cancer. See pictures of Big Ten coaches rocking the look in this post.
It was a busy day in Big Ten women’s basketball Sunday, as eight teams were in action. In completed action, Michigan State downed Ohio State, 82-68, Michigan knocked off Wisconsin, 60-44, and No. 13 Penn State drilled Minnesota, 83-53.
Nik Stauskas and Michigan had plenty of reasons to celebrate following their rivalry win at No. 3 Michigan State on Saturday night. Not only did the decision hand Michigan State its first loss and give Michigan sole possession of first place, it marked the team’s third consecutive win over a top 10 team, with two of the wins coming on the road. So, how did Stauskas celebrate? By blowing a kiss to the Breslin Center crowd after the final buzzer.
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