Men's Basketball Central - Feb. 12




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Feb. 12, 2018

 

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Feb. 12

 

• The Big Ten is tied for nation’s lead with four teams ranked in both the Associated Press’ and USA Today Coaches’ poll Top 25 rankings and is the only conference with three teams inside the Top 10 of both rankings.

 

• The Big Ten is one of four conferences that features all of its men’s basketball teams in the top 130 of the College Basketball Power Index (BPI). Teams in 10th 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 with one team receiving votes. Michigan State tops all teams at No. 1 in the USA Today poll (17 first-place votes) and No. 2 in the AP poll (21 first-place votes). Purdue is at No. 6/7 while No. 8/9 Ohio State jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season. No. 22/21 Michigan remained in the poll while Nebraska received 15 votes in the AP Poll and 18 votes in the USA Today poll.

 

• The Big Ten Conference features the only two teams to rank inside the top 10 of the KenPom offensive and defensive adjusted efficiency rankings: Michigan State (No. 8, 120.4; No. 5, 92.8) and Purdue (No. 6, 121.2; No. 10, 93.4).

 

• Five Big Ten teams rank in the top 15 in total blocks with Michigan State leading the country at 216 blocks. Five Big Ten teams rank in the top 30 in assist-turnover ratio, led by Michigan (1.62) at fourth in the country. Four Big Ten teams rank inside the top 30 in scoring defense this season, led by Michigan (63.5 ppg allowed) at 10th in the country. Four teams rank in the top 30 in field-goal percentage defense led by the top-ranked Michigan State (36.1). Michigan State (18.3) and Purdue (17.4) are currently second and fourth in the country, respectively, in scoring margin. The Big Ten features three teams in the top five of total assists this year: Michigan State (1st, 572), Iowa (2nd, 512) and Purdue (4th, 488) (through games of Feb. 15).

 

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

RECAP

TV

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Nebraska 70, Maryland 66

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Rutgers 67, Northwestern 58 (OT)

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Michigan State 87, Minnesota 57

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN2

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Michigan 74, Iowa 59

6:30 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Indiana 78, Illinois 68

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Thursday, Feb. 15

Wisconsin 57, Purdue 53

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN

 

Penn State 79, Ohio State 56

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Saturday, Feb. 17

Indiana 84, Iowa 82

2:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN

 

Michigan State 65, Northwestern 60

2:00 p.m.

RECAP

FOX

 

Maryland 61, Rutgers 51

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Sunday, Feb. 18

Michigan 74, Ohio State 62

1:00 p.m.

RECAP

CBS

 

Illinois 72, Nebraska 66

3:30 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Purdue 76, Penn State 73

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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