Northwestern Gets Revenge & Upsets No. 24 Illinois 71-70

The smallest player on the court, Northwestern’s Michael Thompson,  made all the big plays down the stretch leading his Wildcats to a 71-70 victory and sweet revenge against their state rival, No. 24 Illinois. It was a bitter defeat for […]

Predicting NCAA Brackets for Big 10 Teams

With March Madness just around the corner it is time to speculate on Big 10 teams possible seedings, just who is getting in and who might be on the bubble. Jerry P. Palm has his 2011 projected NCAA tournament bracket […]

Indiana Upsets No. 21 Illinois 52-49

Tom Crean’s rebuilding project at Indiana turned a corner with a 52-49 signature win over No. 21 Illinois at Assembly Hall Thursday night. It was the first victory over a top-25 team for Crean and the Hoosiers in his three […]

Michigan State Suspends Korie Lucious for Rest of Season

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has announced that Spartan guard Korie Lucious has been suspended for the rest of the season. In a statement,  Izzo said, “Unfortunately Korie Lucious displayed conduct detrimental to the program. My focus is on the […]

Big 10 Rant Basketball Power Rankings

Now that Big 10 teams have a body of work both inside and outside the conference, it is time for an update to our Big 10 Rant basketball power rankings. For each team we are including; strength of schedule (SOS), […]

No. 1 Ohio State Holds Off Illinois, 73-68

Big 10 heavyweight and top-ranked Ohio State used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to take control of a key conference game against upset-minded No. 23 Illinois, and held on for 73-68 road win at Assembly Hall. The […]

Ohio State Debuts No. 1 Ranking With Easy Win Over Iowa

In their first game since being ranked No. 1,  Ohio State backed it up with a quick and easy triumph over Iowa, 70-48. In a film session earlier this week, several OSU players told head coach Thad Motta the team […]

Richmond Answers Transfer Rumors, “I am an Iliini for Life”

University of Illinois freshman Jereme Richmond, amidst a swirl of transfer rumors, released a statement Monday night declaring he was, “an Illini for life.” Richmond did not play in the Illini’s loss to Wisconsin over the weekend because he had […]

Michigan State Continues to Win Dangerously

It wasn’t exactly inspiring, but it was a victory as No. 24 Michigan State came back again to win their second consecutive overtime game, outlasting Northwestern 71-67. Northwestern (11-5, 2-4) had controlled a small lead most of the game with […]

Trio of Big 10 Guards Finalists for HOF Bob Cousy Award

Three Big 10 guards have made the cut of the 20 finalists announced for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Demetri McCamey of Illinois, Kalin Lucas of Michigan State and Jordan Taylor of […]

Tubby Smith Changes Tune on Dog House, Mbakwe Not Suspended

Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith, never reluctant to hand out discipline, has chosen not to suspend his leading scorer and the Big 10′s leading rebounder, Trevor Mbakwe, after his latest run-in with the law. Mbakwe allegedly posted a message on […]

Michigan State Gets Mojo Back, Late Rally Tops Wisconsin in OT

It looked grim for Sparty. Michigan State trailed No. 21 Wisconsin 51-42 with 2:39 remaining. But the No. 24 Spartans remembered how to play their smothering style of defense, forced the Badgers into three turnovers within a minute down the […]