A glimpse on the upcoming week across the Titanic Ten Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Michigan at No. 4 Ohio Inform, Sunday: Michigan didn’t need worthy time to shake off the rust from a three-week layoff, and Ohio Inform is rolling alongside. Michigan rallied to sing at No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59 last Sunday in its first sport back. The college had build all actions on abet consequently of quite a lot of certain tests for a COVID-19 variant that transmits on the next price. The Wolverines host Rutgers in what is in overall a sturdy matchup on Thursday. Ohio Inform has won six straight, the longest active ride in the Titanic Ten. The Buckeyes visit Penn Inform on Thursday.
LOOKING AHEAD: Michigan has the Titanic Ten traditional-season championship in view with a 9-1 label in conference play. The Wolverines occupy not accomplished in first dwelling since the 2013-14 team went 15-3 in conference play.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Iowa center Luka Garza continues to comprise his case for the Naismith Trophy as as faculty basketball’s most prominent participant. The reigning Titanic Ten Player of the Year leads the nation in scoring and has extra parts towards High 25 groups than every other participant since the beginning of the 2019-20 season — 501 heading into Thursday’s sport at No. 21 Wisconsin. Garza is the most intriguing participant in Titanic Ten history with 2,000 parts, 800 rebounds, 125 blocked shots, and 100 3-pointers. He is the most intriguing participant from a significant conference to submit these numbers relationship to the 1992-93 season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: With Illinois at No. 5, here is the latest in a season the Titanic Ten has had three groups in the stop five of the AP ballot. The closest the conference got here earlier than this turn out to be as soon as with Purdue (No. 3), Indiana (No. 4) and Iowa (No. 6) on March 2, 1987. The Titanic Ten most not too lengthy prior to now had three top 10 groups this behind in a season on March 5, 2018 — Michigan Inform (No. 4), Michigan (No. 7) and Purdue (No. 10), in step with the Titanic Ten Community. … The Division I Males’s Basketball Committee had Michigan at No. 3 and Ohio Inform at No. 4 in rankings launched Saturday, with both groups as No. 1 seeds. Illinois turn out to be as soon as at No. 5 with a second seed. … The Titanic Ten has four top-10 groups in the NCAA’s NET rankings — Michigan (No. 3), Illinois (No. 4), Ohio Inform (No. 6) and Iowa (No. 7).
ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE: The Titanic Ten has five groups in the AP ballot, second to the SEC — No. 9 Maryland, No. 11 Michigan, No. 14 Indiana, No. 15 Ohio Inform and No. 24 Northwestern. Michigan, which matched its most realistic ranking, has two tricky video games coming up — at Indiana on Thursday and residential towards Ohio Inform on Sunday. … Titanic Ten groups had been leading the nation in scoring (74 parts per sport) and field-scheme share (43.9) through Tuesday. … The league has two of the nation’s top three scorers, with Iowa’s Caitlin Clark (26.6 ppg.) second and Michigan’s Naz Hillmon (25.7) third. Iowa’s Monika Czinano is No. 1 in field-scheme share (67.1), with Hillmon (64.3) second. … Maryland’s Brenda Frese grew to turn out to be the third active Titanic Ten coach — ladies folks’s and men’s — with not not as much as 500 wins at their fresh faculty with the Terrapins’ 95-73 victory at Nebraska on Sunday. The others are Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer and Michigan Inform men’s coach Tom Izzo.
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