Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named the BIG Ten Player of the Year. Burke led the Big Ten ins coring and assists, averaging 20.2 points-per-game and 6.2 assists-per-game in Big Ten play.
The Big Ten has released the completed bracket for the Big Ten Tournament, which begins Thursday, March 14 at the United Center.
In 2006, when Indianapolis beat out Chicago for exclusive rights to host the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament from 2008-12, conference commissioner Jim Delany expressed his hope that a fixed location would help boost attendance for his league’s hoops extravaganza.
The Big Ten Tournament’s return to Chicago is already a hit.
Let’s take a look at the floor and ceiling for each Big Ten contender as the regular season nears an end.
College football seems to just keep getting bigger.
The 2012-13 college basketball season has been even better than most for the Big Ten. This is the year that the Big Ten is talented, powerful and deep.
Big Ten coaches and athletic directors met Monday at the conference’s headquarters in Park Ridge, Ill. and expressed concerns regarding new recruiting rules recently announced by the NCAA.
In 108 years of Big Ten basketball, the 1988-89 season still stands out as the conference’s gold standard.
Over the next three weeks, Illinois faces five opponents with a combined record of 78-15. Four of them are currently ranked among the Top 15 teams in the country.
From the get-go, the names fit like a small-sized helmet on an XL-sized head. Awkwardly. And now, it’s time for the Big Ten to send “Legends” and “Leaders” on their way. Mercifully.
In the wake of Illinois’ 23-point loss to unranked Wisconsin, the Fighting Illini took a major plunge in the rankings.
Victor Oladipo had 20 points and six rebounds and Jordan Hulls knocked down four 3-pointers, helping No. 5 Indiana hold off No. 8 Minnesota’s late charge for an 88-81 victory Saturday.
The Fighting Illini are an imperfect basketball team.
Despite a win against top-ranked Ohio State, the Illini dropped to No. 12 in the AP poll.
Keep your wits about yourself, Illini Nation.
Purdue figured out how to slow the pace — and still score a little, too, Wednesday night.
After a loss to Missouri knocked them out of the Top 10, the Fighting Illini are inching closer back to that status.
He’s three inches shorter, five pounds lighter and unlikely to be named National Player of the Year (or go No. 2 in the NBA Draft), but that doesn’t mean Brandon Paul can’t still pull an Evan Turner this season.