Doing a power rankings is fun and interesting in the beginning and/or middle of the season. Towards the end, it’s kind of useless. You just look at the standings. Also, preconference basketball doesn’t really mean as much as conference action. That’s when we’ll learn a lot more. Now that Butler has knocked off the #1 Hoosiers
, you know they’ll lose their spot at #1 here as well.
Guess who the new #1 is...
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday, March 8, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Heading into the tournament, the Big Ten continues to lead all conferences in the RPI and Sagarin ratings and is the only conference in the country with five top-15 teams. So you could easily say it’s the toughest... Read more »
Northwestern is playing some really good offense lately. During their current three-game winning streak, the Wildcats are averaging 80.3 points per game while shooting 53.7 percent from the field, including 46.1 percent from 3-point range. Four different NU players are averaging at least 15 points per game during the stretch: John Shurna (23.0), Dave Sobolewski... Read more »
Nine undefeated teams left in all of college basketball. And none of them are named Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Duke (ESPN loves them so much I felt the need to list them twice), Ohio State, Florida or Kansas. In other words, if you’re still undefeated at this point of this season, you are legit- at... Read more »
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting and articulate statements out there.... Read more »
Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it’s peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.)... Read more »
The Northwestern Wildcats have the dancing ability of Elaine from Seinfeld. The main difference between the two; at least Elaine has actually danced before. Northwestern has still never played in the NCAA Tournament although they have flirted with being a bubble team the past three seasons. That should once again be the case in 2011-2012.... Read more »
Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Tim Abromaitis (Unionville, Conn.) is one of 22 collegian who has accepted an invitation from the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games training camp. The training camp, which will be held from July 29-Aug. 7 at the U.S. Olympic... Read more »
Another Big Ten Tournament will soon be entirely in the books, and with it 7 NCAA Tournament bids from the conference. Yes 7! And the only way that could have happened is…with the exact scenarios that did transpire. The final college basketball tournament bracket S-Curve, what Joe Lunardi uses for bracketology, has that Big Ten... Read more »
The Illini (who have the most BTT wins all time with 23) were living and dying by the perimeter game all day and it came back to bite them. They stopped getting looks inside, forced up terrible shots and committed loads of turnovers down the stretch as the Wolverines ended up beating them 60-55. The... Read more »