BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
BIG LIFE. BIG STAGE. BIG TEN.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance is an academic consortium of all 14 Big Ten universities, which is widely considered to be the model for effective and voluntary
collaboration among top research universities.
• A busy week of action is on tap for Big Ten programs as there are multiple games every night this week with all 21 nonconference games being played on Big Ten campuses, many as part of early season tournaments.
• On Monday, No.3/3 Michigan State hosts Charleston Southern in an opening round game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational
at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN. Illinois welcomes Hawaii for a 8 p.m. ET tip on ESPNU. No. 10/9 Ohio State will take on Stetson at
8:30 p.m. ET on BTN.
• Last week, the Big Ten captured five of the eight games in the Gavitt Tipoff Games as the conference won the final two
games to take the series. The Big Ten picked up wins in both games where ranked teams were matched up as No. 3 Michigan
State narrowly beat No. 12 Seton Hall, 76-73 and No. 16 Ohio State dominated No. 10 Villanova, 76-51.
• Six different Big Ten teams received votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) poll, issued on Monday, including three
ranked in the Top 10. Michigan State tops all teams at No. 3, followed by No. 6 Maryland and No. 10 Ohio State. Michigan,
Purdue and Wisconsin are also listed among others receiving votes.
• Seven different Big Ten teams received votes in the latest USA Today Coaches poll, issued on Monday, including three
ranked in the Top 10. Michigan State is No. 3, Maryland is No. 7 and Ohio State is No. 9. Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and
Wisconsin are also listed among others receiving votes.
• Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Buckeyes to the
convincing win over Villanova. Wesson posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds along with a career-high
four blocks and three assists.
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week was shared by Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and Michigan State’s Malik Hall. JacksonDavis averaged 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in a pair of Hoosier wins while shooting 90 percent from the floor. Hall scored
all 17 of his points in the second half of the comeback win at Seton Hall. He hit the game-winning layup with 26 seconds left
in regulation to finish off a perfect 7-of-7 performance from the floor.
• The Big Ten welcomes back 17 students that earned All-Big Ten distinction in 2018-19, including Big Ten Player of the
Year Cassius Winston of Michigan State. Along with Winston, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens (first team), Maryland’s Anthony
Cowan Jr. (second team) and Michigan’s Zavier Simpson (second team) all return joined by three members of the AllFreshman Team: Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu, Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp and Maryland’s Jalen Smith.
• Big Ten teams will compete in a 20-game conference schedule for the second time, playing seven teams both home and
away and six teams once (three home and three away). All 14 Big Ten teams will play one conference home game and one
road contest between Dec. 6 and Dec. 18.
• The Big Ten saw a record 10 teams qualify for postseason play in 2018-19. A record eight teams were selected for the
NCAA Tournament and two in the NIT.
• An NCAA-record tying seven teams advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with Michigan State advancing
to the NCAA national semifinals for the 10th time in school history.
• In the final 2018-19 NET Ratings, 13 of 14 Big Ten programs were ranked inside the Top 100 of the NET Rankings, the
most teams in the Top 100 of any conference.
• The 2020 Big Ten Tournament will be held from March 11-15, and will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
for a record 11th time since its inception in 1998. The Big Ten Tournament remains in the Midwest for a four-year span as it
was played at the United Center in Chicago in 2019 and will be played Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022 and in Chicago in 2021.

 

Mon., Nov. 18
Charleston Southern at #3/3 Michigan State..6:30 p.m. BTN
(Maui Jim Maui Invitational)
Hawaii at Illinois……………………………………8 p.m. ESPNU
(O’ahu Classic)
Stetson at #10/9 Ohio State ………………8:30 p.m. BTN
(Ohio State Classic)
Tue., Nov. 19
Bucknell at Penn State ……………………..6:30 p.m. BTN
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
Radford at Northwestern ……………………….8 p.m. BTN+
(Fort Myers Tip-Off)
Fairfield at #6/7 Maryland………………….8:30 p.m. BTN
(Orlando Invitational)
Wed., Nov. 20
Princeton at Indiana………………………………7 p.m. BTN
(Indiana Challenge)
Stephen F. Austin at Rutgers………………….7 p.m. BTN+
(Garden State Showcase)
The Citadel at Illinois …………………………….9 p.m. BTN
(O’ahu Classic)
Thu., Nov. 21
North Florida at Iowa …………………………….7 p.m. BTN
(Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
Central Michigan at Minnesota……………….8 p.m. BTN+
Green Bay at Wisconsin………………………..9 p.m. BTN
(Legends Classic)
Fri., Nov. 22
George Mason at #6/7 Maryland…………….7 p.m. BTN
Houston Baptist at Michigan…………………..7 p.m. BTN+
Purdue Fort Wayne at #10/9 Ohio State…..7 p.m. BTN+
(Ohio State Classic)
Norfolk State at Northwestern ………………..8 p.m. BTN+
(Fort Myers Tip-Off)
Southern at Nebraska……………………………8 p.m. BTN+
(Cayman Classic)
Sat., Nov. 23
Yale at Penn State………………………………..4 p.m. BTN+
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
Jacksonville State at Purdue ………………….8 p.m. BTN
(Emerald Coast Classic)
Hampton at Illinois………………………………..8 p.m. BTN+
Sun., Nov. 24
Cal Poly at Iowa……………………………………5 p.m. BTN
(Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational)
North Dakota at Minnesota…………………….7 p.m. BTN