Saturday night brought a clash of the only two remaining conference unbeatens when Michigan traveled west to take on State in East Lansing. The Spartans were down their frontcourt, as Branden Dawson’s hand lost a bout with a table earlier in the week, and Adreian Payne was still a week or two away.
Can we just hurry up and get to Tuesday? Why, you ask? Because that’s when Michigan State plays at Iowa in what is the best matchup of the week. And that’s one of two big games for MSU in what shapes up as a big week for the ailing Spartans as we chug toward the halfway point of the conference season. Here’s a look at what to watch for this week.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a glowing tweet from Deion Sanders about former Wisconsin star J.J. Watt.
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.
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.