There were five Big Ten men’s basketball games on Thursday, including Wisconsin’s impressive 88-64 win over Bowling Green. The Badgers had six players score in double figures, led by Ben Brust, who had a game-high 19 points. This is the first time Wisconsin has had back-to-back 80-plus point games since December, 2012.
What’s the best game for Week 13? The top quarterback matchup? What team is on upset alert? Who’s in a must-win situation? As usual, I line up all of that and more in the Best of Week 13.
This is a good place to start Thursday links. USAToday has a Playoff Projection it conducts each week, with media panelists from across the nation taking part in selecting a mock playoff field. And, this week, it has Baylor as the No. 3 seed ahead of Ohio State.
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The Big Ten went a perfect 3-0 Wednesday in men’s hoops action. Purdue kicked off the night with a 83-55 victory over Eastern Illinois, while Ohio State followed with a 63-52 win over American University. Northwestern topped UIC, 93-58 in the nightcap.
Wisconsin junior Frank Kaminsky has seen his popularity grow at a rapid pace after the Badgers’ big man posted a school-record 43 points in a 103-85 victory over North Dakota Tuesday night at the Kohl Center.
Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners.