A watch on the upcoming week around Expansive Ten basketball:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 9 Iowa at No. 4 Ohio Voice on Sunday. The Hawkeyes took a four-game winning experience into this week, a welcomed measure of momentum for what’s going to be as tough a pair of matchups as there could be that this season in this daunting convention. After playing Thursday at No. 3 Michigan, Iowa will stick to it the avenue to face the Buckeyes, who had won seven straight video games till losing 92-87 in their heavyweight fight with the Wolverines remaining Sunday. Ohio Voice won the first meeting 89-85 on Feb. 4, just a few hours after its group bus obtained stuck on a snowy avenue in Iowa Metropolis. The Buckeyes went 14 for 32 from 3-point fluctuate in that game and held Hawkeyes superstar and national scoring chief Luka Garza near to 10 points below his common. Ohio Voice precedes the Iowa game with a Thursday visit to Michigan Voice.
LOOKING AHEAD: Michigan, Ohio Voice, Illinois and Iowa every remain firmly in the combine for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, all ranked in the discontinuance 10 of the latest Linked Press poll. After having their seven-game winning experience snapped Tuesday at Michigan Voice, the Illini rep a breather Thursday against remaining-set Nebraska earlier than a savage slate: at No. 23 Wisconsin on Sunday, at Michigan on Tuesday and at Ohio Voice on March 6. Additional down the standings, Indiana and Minnesota want to rep in tools to maintain their bubbles from bursting. The following three video games for the Gophers, comfortably, are against the backside three groups in the league: Thursday against Northwestern, Saturday at Nebraska and Wednesday at Penn Voice. The Hoosiers, on the opposite hand, host Michigan on Saturday, visit Michigan Voice on Tuesday and play at Purdue on March 6.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Purdue center Trevion Williams. Overshadowed a bit by the league’s superstar energy in the put up — highlighted by Garza, Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson and Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn — Williams, the 6-foot-10 junior, has been the bulwark of a Boilermakers group that starts three freshmen. Williams has five 20-point, 10-rebound video games this season and three 20-point video games this month. He’s seventh in the Expansive Ten in scoring, third in rebounding and fifth in shooting for Purdue, which plays Friday at Penn Voice and hosts Wisconsin on Tuesday.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Garza changed into Iowa’s all-time leading scorer Sunday with 2,118 points in 119 career video games, passing Roy Marble (1986-89, 134 video games). … Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu changed into the first participant in program history with two triple-doubles in the identical season with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists remaining Saturday at Minnesota. According to varsity be taught, Dosunmu is one in every of five main convention avid gamers to file more than one triple-doubles in the identical season since 2010. The others were Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Dennis Smith (North Carolina Voice), Denzel Valentine (Michigan Voice) and Draymond Inexperienced (Michigan Voice). … Ohio Voice had won six straight video games against high-10 opponents till losing to Michigan remaining Sunday.
ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE: No. 8 Maryland has a half of-game lead over No. 11 Indiana for first set, coming off a 111-93 win Tuesday against Iowa when Katie Benzan broke her absorb program file with nine 3-pointers. The Terrapins, who lead the nation with a mean of 92.4 points per game, play Thursday at Purdue and Sunday at Northwestern. … The Hoosiers, who non-public won six straight video games for his or her best AP ranking in faculty history, play Saturday at No. 15 Ohio Voice. Maryland won the entirely meeting with Indiana this season 84-80 on Jan. 4. … Iowa’s Caitlin Clark has 11 freshman of the week awards and four participant of the week awards, basically the most combined by a Expansive Ten participant in one season. She has eight 30-point video games, believed to be a convention file for a freshman.
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