Big Ten week in review: 1/21/19-1/27/19
This past week in Big Ten hoops was another wild one. The three big storylines of the week: Maryland goes 0-2, Purdue upsets Michigan St., Penn State can’t buy a win. Let’s dive into the games!
13 Maryland @ 6 Michigan St.: Michigan St. 69, Maryland 55
In one of the marquee match-ups of the week, Michigan St. was able to hold Maryland to 55 points off 34 percent shooting in a win over Maryland. Michigan St. never trailed after going up 5-4 early on.
-Michigan St. senior Kenny Goins went for 14 points, 10 rebounds
-5 Spartans reached double figures
-Maryland’s Bruno Fernando was limited to 12 points but had 13 rebounds
Nebraska @ Rutgers: Rutgers 76, Nebraska 69
Rutgers, who is predominately always at the bottom of the conference, pulled off a surprising win at home over Nebraska, thanks to a +10 rebounding margin.
-Montez Mathis led Rutgers with 20 points, nine rebounds
-Myles Johnson came off the bench for 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights.
-Three Nebraska starters contributed 14 points or more in the effort
Minnesota @ 5 Michigan: Michigan 59, Minnesota 57
Michigan again played with fire, but this time escaped thanks to a buzzer-beating baseline floater by Charles Matthews. Michigan was extremely lucky to escape, only shooting 34 percent on the night.
-Only shooting 22 percent, Ignas Brazdeikis led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds
-Jon Teske shot an efficient seven-of-eight from the floor with 15 points
-Jordan Murphy led the Golden Gophers with 15 points and 11 rebounds
Indiana @ Northwestern: Northwestern 73, Indiana 66
Northwestern was able to escape for their third non-conference victory, fighting off a balanced attack from the Hoosiers.
-Junior Aaron Falzon came off the bench and scored a career-high 21 points, hitting six threes
-Vic Law, A.J. Turner, and Anthony Gaines were all in double-figures and provided a strong all-around contribution
-Indiana freshman standout Romeo Langford had a quieter night, scoring just 12 points
Purdue @ Ohio State: Purdue 79, Ohio State 67
Purdue’s 50 percent shooting from downtown was enough to counter Ohio State shooting 52 percent in their sixth conference win.
-Big Ten leading scorer Carsen Edwards went for 27 points, also adding five steals
-Matt Haarms came off the bench and added nine points, seven rebounds, and two blocks
-Andre Wesson led Ohio State with 22 points
Wisconsin @ Illinois: Wisconsin 72, Illinois 60
Despite a quiet night from star Senior Ethan Happ, Wisconsin was able to pull out a win at Illinois.
-Nate Reuvers had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Wisconsin
-Happ was held to just nine points, the only Wisconsin starter with single-digit points. All but three points came from Wisconsin’s starters
-Giorgi Bezhanishvili led Illinois with 20 points and eight rebounds
6 Michigan State @ 19 Iowa: Michigan State 82, Iowa 67
Michigan St.’s 24-4 second-half run was enough to come back and get a quality, ranked win over Iowa.
-Nick Ward and Cassius Winston combined for 44 of Michigan St.’s 82 points
-Ward also had a double-double with 10 rebounds, Winston contributed seven assists
-Luke Garza led Iowa with 20 points, Nicholas Baer and Tyler Cook also in double-figures
5 Michigan @ Indiana: Michigan 69, Indiana 46
Michigan opened up on a 17-0 run, led wire to wire in a dominating victory at Indiana.
-Four Wolverines were in double figures, Ignas Brazdeikis led with 20 points
-Michigan held Indiana to just 28 percent from the field
-Juwan Morgan led Indiana with 16 points and 12 rebounds
Illinois @ 13 Maryland (At Madison Square Garden): Illinois 78, Maryland 67
Illinois outscored Maryland 48-33 in the second half in an upset win against Maryland at Madison Square Garden.
-Ayo Dosunmu led the way with 20 points and six assists
-Tevian Jones and Andres Feliz had 18 points and 15 points respectively off the bench
-Bruno Fernando led Maryland with 19 points and 10 rebounds
Ohio State @ Nebraska: Ohio State 70, Nebraska 60
Ohio State was able to hold Nebraska to 36 percent shooting on their home floor as Ohio State came away with a 10 point quality victory.
-Luther Muhammad led Ohio State with 24 points, six boards, and three steals
-Ohio State controlled the boards at +14 margin and +7 on the offensive glass
-James Palmer Jr. had 19 points and Glynn Watson Jr. had 18 points for Nebraska
Northwestern @ Wisconsin: Wisconsin 62, Northwestern 46
Ethan Happ’s triple-double leads Wisconsin past Northwestern.
-Happ had 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists
-Brad Davidson and D’Mitrik Trice each had 18 points for the winners
-Nobody had more than eight points for Northwestern
Rutgers @ Penn State: Rutgers 64, Penn State 60
In a battle of the Big Ten bottom feeders, Penn State remains winless in conference play.
-Geo Baker led Rutgers with 20 points
-Both teams shot 35 percent from the field
-Lamar Stevens had 21 points and eight rebounds for Penn State
6 Michigan State @ Purdue: Purdue 73, Michigan State 63
Purdue upsets Michigan St. at home despite 38 percent shooting
-Five Boilermakers were in double figures, two came off the bench
-Out-rebounded Michigan St. by a +9 margin
-Cassius Winston led Michigan St. with 23 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds
19 Iowa @ Minnesota: Minnesota 92, Iowa 87
Minnesota upsets Iowa at home, drops Iowa from polls.
-Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey combined for 46 points, Murphy also with 11 rebounds in the win
-Minnesota shot a phenomenal 57 percent from the field
-Luke Garza, Isaiah Moss, and Tyler Cook combined for 66 of Iowa’s 87 points
Standings and Rankings (As of 1/28)
6 Michigan State, 18-3, 9-1
5 Michigan, 19-1, 8-1,
17 Purdue, 14-6, 7-2,
21 Maryland, 16-5, 7-3
24 Wisconsin, 14-6, 6-3
Minnesota, 15-5, 5-4
Iowa, 16-5, 5-5
Ohio State, 13-6, 3-5
Nebraska, 13-7, 3-6
Indiana, 12-8, 3-6
Northwestern, 12-8, 3-6
Rutgers, 10-9, 3-6
Illinois, 6-14, 2-7
Penn State, 7-13, 0-9