Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Central
Nov. 1, 2017

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• The third annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight games played between the Big Ten and BIG EAST Conferences and named in honor of BIG EAST founder and basketball visionary Dave Gavitt, wrapped up on Friday, Nov. 17 after beginning on Monday, Nov. 13. Gavitt had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

• The Gavitt Tipoff Games are played in the first full week of the college basketball season each year. The series will span eight years (2015-22), with games played at home sites.

• Seven different Big Ten teams received votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) poll. Michigan State tops all teams at No. 2/2 (AP/USA Today), followed by No. 14/15 Minnesota, No 19/21 Purdue and No. 20/20 Northwestern. Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin received votes in both polls (USA Today released preseason Top 25 poll on Oct. 22).

• 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. The Big Ten Tournament will return to Chicago in 2019 and 2021 and Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022.

• The Big Ten welcomes back 21 students that earned All-Big Ten distinction in 2016-17, including Minnesota's Nate Mason and Wisconsin's Ethan Happ, who were first-team selections last season, and Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh, who were named second-team All-Big Ten in 2016-17.

• Seven Big Ten men’s basketball students were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50: Michigan’s Moritz Wagner, Minnesota’s Nate Mason, Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh, Purdue’s Vincent Edwards, Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ and Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State.

• Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ were named to the watch lists for the Lute Olson Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy, both of which are presented the nation's player of the year at season's end.

• The Big Ten returns 26 students that were named Academic All-Big Ten last season, including Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year Nicholas Baer of Iowa, and honorable mention All-Big Ten selections Moritz Wagner of Michigan, and Purdue's Dakota Mathias and P.J. Thompson. Northwestern's Vic Law, a member of the 2016-17 All-Defensive Team, also highlights the conference's returning Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

• For the week, Big Ten schools have played five teams receiving votes in the latest AP Top 25 poll. A sixth matchup could occur on Sunday should No. 20 Northwestern meet Texas Tech (RV) in the second round of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

TV

Friday, Nov. 10

Penn State 86, Campbell 75

4:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Indiana State 90, Indiana 69

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Maryland 76, Stony Brook 61 [1]

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

Rutgers 94, City College of New York 38

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Ohio State 95, Robert Morris 64

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Wisconsin 85, South Carolina State 50

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Illinois 102, Southern 55

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

Michigan State 98, North Florida 66

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Iowa 95, Chicago State 62

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Minnesota 92, USC Upstate 77

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Purdue 105, SIU-Edwardsville 74

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Northwestern 77, Loyola Marymount 75

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Saturday, Nov. 11

Michigan 86, North Florida 66

7:30 p.m.

RECAP

Nebraska 72, Eastern Illinois 68

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Sunday, Nov. 12

Ohio State 82, Radford 72

2:30 p.m.

RECAP

 

Rutgers 71, Central Connecticut State 67

2:30 p.m.

RECAP

 

Iowa 92, Alabama State 58

4:00 p.m.

RECAP

Purdue 111, Chicago State 42

4:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Penn State 81, Fairleigh Dickinson 57

5:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Illinois 77, Tennessee-Martin 74

6:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Maryland 96, Maryland Eastern Shore 43

6:00 p.m.

RECAP

Wisconsin 89, Yale 61

6:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Indiana 86, Howard 77

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

Monday, Nov. 13

Minnesota 86, Providence 74 [2]

6:30 p.m.

RECAP

 

Michigan 72, Central Michigan 65

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Nebraska 86, North Texas 67

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Northwestern 75, Saint Peter’s 66

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Duke 88, Michigan State 81 [3]

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

Rutgers 70, Cleveland State 38

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Purdue 86, Marquette 71 [2]

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Seton Hall 84, Indiana 68 [2]

6:30 p.m.

RECAP

Penn State 70, Montana 57

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Minnesota 107, Niagara 81

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Maryland 79, Butler 65 [2]

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

 

Creighton 92, Northwestern 88 [2]

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

Thursday, Nov. 16

St. John's 79, Nebraska 56 [2]

6:30 p.m.

RECAP

 

Michigan 61, Southern Miss 47

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Ohio State 82, Texas Southern 64

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Iowa 85, Grambling State 74

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Xavier 80, Wisconsin 70 [2]

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Friday, Nov. 17

Penn State 79, Columbia 65

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

Illinois 82, DePaul 73 [2]

8:30 p.m.

RECAP

Saturday, Nov. 18

Northwestern vs. La Salle [4]

2:30 p.m.

ESPN3

 

Fairfield at Purdue

7:00 p.m.

BTN Plus

 

Bucknell at Maryland

8:30 p.m.

BTN

Sunday, Nov. 19

Coppin State at Rutgers

12:30 p.m.

BTN Plus

 

North Dakota at Nebraska

2:00 p.m.

BTN

 

Northeastern at Ohio State

2:00 p.m.

BTN Plus

 

Stony Brook at Michigan State

4:00 p.m.

BTN

 

Western Carolina at Minnesota

4:30 p.m.

FS1

Marshall at Illinois

5:00 p.m.

BTN Plus

 

South Florida at Indiana

6:00 p.m.

BTN

 

Northwestern vs. Boston College/Texas Tech [4]

TBD

TBD

 

[1] Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

[2] Gavitt Tipoff Games

[3] Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago, Ill.)

[4] Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Uncasville, Conn.)