Men's Basketball Central - Jan. 22




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Jan. 22, 2018

 

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Jan. 22

 

• The Big Ten is tied for the nation’s lead with four teams ranked in both the Associated Press’ and USA Today Coaches’ poll Top 25 rankings.

 

• The Big Ten is one of three conferences that features all of its men’s basketball teams inside the top 115 of the College Basketball Power Index and the top 120 of the Massey College Basketball Rankings Composite. The Big Ten is also one of four conferences where all of its men’s basketball programs rank inside the top 160 of the current KPI rankings. Teams in 11th to 14th place in the current standings all own wins against Top 70 RPI teams this season, including three on neutral courts.

 

• Big Ten Conference men’s basketball programs played the most non-conference games against teams in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Top 25 polls in the country. Big Ten teams played, collectively, 22 games against non-conference opposition ranked in the polls this season.

 

• The 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held from Feb. 28-March 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the first time in history. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, Feb. 28. The top four teams will receive first and second round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 2. The Big Ten Tournament will return to Chicago in 2019 and 2021 and Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022.

 

• The 2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Basketball schedule is unlike any other in conference history. Moving the 2018 Tournament up one week, meant 18 conference games would be scheduled in a nine-week window. Historically, the Big Ten has been able to deliver the fewest one-day preps of any other conference. The 2017-18 conference schedule has 34 instances of one-day prep, with 20 occurring after the early-December games. That represents about 8 percent of the schedule in January and February, but the Big Ten had only one instance of single-day prep over the past two conference seasons.

 

• Four Big Ten teams are in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches' Top 25 polls for the second week in a row. Purdue tops all teams at No. 3/3 (AP/USA Today) and one first-place vote in each poll. No. 6/6 Michigan State remained in the Top 10 this week while No. 13/13 Ohio State improved nine spots and No. 25/25 Michigan remained in the Top 25 this week.

 

• 10 Big Ten teams rank in the top 35 in total blocks, with Michigan State leading the country with 168 blocks this season. Five Big Ten teams rank inside the top 40 in scoring defense, led by Rutgers (62.0 ppg allowed) at sixth in the country. Four teams rank in the top 30 in scoring margin with Purdue (22.6) and Michigan State (21.1) leading the country. The Big Ten features four teams in the top 12 of total assists with Michigan State (1st, 441) and Iowa (2nd, 410) atop the nation. Three Big Ten teams rank in the top 10 in assists per game with Michigan State leading the nation at 21.0 apg. Minnesota is second in the nation in total rebounds with 929 as the Big Ten features seven teams inside the top 35 (through games of Jan. 25).

 

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

RECAP

TV

Monday, Jan. 22

Indiana 71, Maryland 68

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

 

Ohio State 64, Nebraska 59

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Michigan State 87, Illinois 74

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Tuesday, Jan. 23

Iowa 85, Wisconsin 67

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN2

 

Northwestern 77, Minnesota 69

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Wednesday, Jan. 24

Nebraska 60, Rutgers 54

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Illinois 73, Indiana 71

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Thursday, Jan. 25

Purdue 92, Michigan 88

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN

 

Penn State 82, Ohio State 79

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Friday, Jan. 26

Michigan State 76, Wisconsin 61

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Saturday, Jan. 27

Penn State 60, Rutgers 43

4:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Nebraska 98, Iowa 84

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Sunday, Jan. 28

Michigan State 74, Maryland 68

1:00 p.m.

RECAP

CBS

 

Purdue 74, Indiana 67

3:30 p.m.

RECAP

FOX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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