The college basketball season is just past the midway point, and the Big Ten picture is beginning to take shape. With five teams ranked in the latest polls, it’s clear the Big Ten is, once again, one of the nation’s elite conferences.
If Buckeyes fans aren’t feeling good today, we understand. That’s four losses in a row for Ohio State, which fell at Nebraska last night to a Cornhuskers’ squad that was 0-4 in the Big Ten. This is OSU’s longest losing skid since 2007-08.
Nebraska entered Monday night’s contest vs. Ohio State winless in the Big Ten (0-4) and o-fer vs. the Buckeyes (0-6) since joining the Big Ten. So, one knew if the Huskers pulled off the upset of the 17th-ranked team, a court storming could be in store. The Huskers carded the upset, 68-62, and the fans did the expected. Watch the Nebraska fans celebrate Monday night’s win in this post.
(AP) Shavon Shields scored 18 points and Terran Petteway had 13 of his 18 in the second half to lead Nebraska to a 68-62 upset of No. 17 Ohio State on Monday night, the Buckeyes’ fourth straight loss. The Cornhuskers (9-8, 1-5 Big Ten), who ended a five-game losing streak, survived after squandering a 14-point first-half lead. They used a 16-5 run late in the second half to regain control and off the Buckeyes (15-4, 2-4).
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With it being Martin Luther King Day, #BTNLive honored the civil rights pioneer throughout Monday night’s show. We had interviews with Ohio State AD Gene Smith, the lone African American at his level in the Big Ten, Penn State women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and Ohio State guard Shannon Scott and his father, Charlie. We also had a segment with Stephen Bardo and Jim Jackson discussing MLK.
Fresh off its win at Ohio State and vs. Minnesota, Iowa moved up to No. 10 in the latest AP Poll, released Monday. Michigan State rose one spot, to No. 3, while Wisconsin, the previous No. 3, dropped to No. 9 after back-to-back losses. Ohio State is No. 17 and Michigan returns to the poll at No. 21 to round out the Big Ten contingent. See the full AP and Coaches polls in this post.