Lots of college basketball pundits have deemed the Big Ten the strongest conference in the nation this season, and the numbers seen to verify this. From top to bottom, it's the strongest conference in the country, but it's strongest teams aren't among the elite of the elite nationally. The Big Ten has three teams, #6 Michigan State, #10 Michigan and #13 Purdue that have a … [Read more...] about Big Ten Has Three National Title Contenders, but None are Among the Favorites
Big Ten Tournament
Vic Law is one of the Most Important Players in Northwestern Basketball History
It will likely be a game time decision whether or not Northwestern senior wing Vic Law plays tonight in the Big Ten Tournament ("He's very much questionable for the game," NU coach Chris Collins said on the Big Ten Coaches Conference Call Monday), but his Wildcats legacy is already long cemented. The St. Rita graduate and native of suburban South Holland collided with Big … [Read more...] about Vic Law is one of the Most Important Players in Northwestern Basketball History
Illini basketball buzzer beat Gophers; adding to BTT wins record
Illinois has the most all-time Big Ten Tournament wins with 23 and the second-best all-time BTT winning percentage. With a Brandon Paul buzzer beater today, they added to that record. It was ugly, ugly 51-49 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, but it helps solidify the Illini basketball resume for the NCAAs. Brandon Paul was pretty much the entire team's offense as he scored … [Read more...] about Illini basketball buzzer beat Gophers; adding to BTT wins record
2013 Big Ten Tournament Predictions/Preview
This could be the best Big Ten Tournament of all time. As it returns to its RIGHTFUL home, the United Center in Chicago, the league is as strong as it has ever been. So on paper it should be great. Indiana earned the season outright title for the first time since 1993 and the No. 1 seed for the first time in school history. Ohio State, Michigan State and the Badgers also … [Read more...] about 2013 Big Ten Tournament Predictions/Preview
Ohio State’s Aaron Craft: Best Distributor in College Basketball?
I believe the best compliment you can ever give a point guard is "excellent distributor." I asked Ohio State "1" Aaron Craft what he thought of the term at Big Ten media day. "I'll take any kind words I can get," he responded. Craft has had the benefit of playing with a marquee player in Jared Sullinger; giving him a strong force to work the ball inside … [Read more...] about Ohio State’s Aaron Craft: Best Distributor in College Basketball?