Men's Basketball Weekly Central




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Dec. 11, 2017

 

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Dec. 11

 

• Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue grabbed the early lead atop the conference standings with two wins last week. All 14 teams played one conference home and road game between Dec. 1 and Dec. 5 to open the conference slate.

 

• 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 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 implement more recommended scheduling principles than any other conference delivering the fewest one-day preps and best over-all balance throughout the season. 

 

• Two Big Ten teams are in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches' Top 25 polls, with one team receiving votes in both, announced on Monday. Michigan State tops all teams at No. 2/2 (AP/USA Today), followed by No. 17/17 Purdue. Minnesota received votes in both polls.

 

• Eight Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in total blocks this season, including six in the top 10. Minnesota leads the nation with 90 blocks this season, Michigan State is second with 83 blocks, Penn State is third with 71.  Purdue (5th, 68), Maryland (6th, 66), Rutgers (t-7th, 65), Nebraska (10th, 62) and Iowa (18th, 56) round out the rankings (through games of Dec. 11).

 

DATE

GAME

TIME (ET)

RECAP

TV

Monday, Dec. 11

Northwestern 96, Chicago State 31

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Minnesota 68, Drake 67

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Maryland 76, Catholic University 59

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

 

Rutgers 75, Fordham 63

7:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPNU

Michigan 59, Texas 52

9:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPN2

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Illinois 92, Longwood 45

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Wisconsin 81, WKU 80

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Thursday, Dec. 14

Northwestern 84, Valparaiso 50

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Saturday, Dec. 16

Purdue 82, Butler 67

12:00 p.m.

RECAP

FOX

 

Michigan 90, Detroit 58

12:00 p.m.

RECAP

ESPNU

Rutgers 71, Seton Hall 65

12:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Northwestern 62, DePaul 60

2:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Iowa 90, Drake 64

2:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

Indiana 80, Notre Dame 77 (OT)

2:30 p.m.

RECAP

FOX

Michigan State 86, Oakland 73

2:30 p.m.

RECAP

ESPNU

Ohio State 80, Appalachian State 67

6:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

New Mexico State 74, Illinois 69

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

BTN

 

Kansas 73, Nebraska 72

8:00 p.m.

RECAP

FS1

Sunday, Dec. 17

Penn State 72, George Mason 54

4:00 p.m.

RECAP

Stadium

 

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