Big Ten Basketball Weekly Preview: December 8-14

With the Big Ten/ACC Challenge behind us, there are only a few more weeks until conference play. You’ll notice that we’re hitting another stretch where there are a couple good games and a lot of schedule fillers. It should be a good week for the B1G.

Last Week (18-10) & Season (82-17)

IPFW at PurdueDecember 86 p.m.ESPNUPurdue
North Dakota at MinnesotaDecember 88 p.m.ESPNUMinnesota
Villanova at IllinoisDecember 95 p.m.ESPNVillanova
New Hampshire at RutgersDecember 96 p.m.BTNRutgers
Alcorn State at IowaDecember 98 p.m.ESPN NewsIowa
Indiana at LouisvilleDecember 98 p.m.ESPNLouisville
Eastern Michigan at MichiganDecember 98 p.m.ESPNUMichigan
Wisconsin at MilwaukeeDecember 108 p.m.ESPN2Wisconsin
NCCU at MarylandDecember 106 p.m.BTNMaryland
High Point at Ohio StateDecember 106 p.m.ESPNUOhio State
Arkansas St at PurdueDecember 106 p.m.ESPNPurdue
Southern at MinnesotaDecember 107 p.m.ESPN3Minnesota
Incarnate Word at NebraskaDecember 107 p.m.ESPN3Nebraska
Duquense at Penn State December 108 p.m.BTNPenn State
Iowa State at IowaDecember 127 p.m.BTNIowa
SCUS at MarylandDecember 1310 a.m.BTNMaryland
Morehead at Ohio StateDecember 13NoonBTNOhio State
Nicholls at WisconsinDecember 132 p.m.BTNWisconsin
Grand Canyon at IndianaDecember 134 p.m.BTNIndiana
Michigan at ArizonaDecember 134:15 p.m.ESPNArizona
Oregon at IllinoisDecember 136 p.m.BTNIllinois
Cincinnati at NebraskaDecember 138 p.m.BTNNebraska
Purdue at VanderbiltDecember 138 p.m.SEC NetworkPurdue
George Washington at Penn StateDecember 1411 a.m.ESPN3George Washington
Manhattan at RutgersDecember 1411 a.m.Rutgers
Mississippi Valley State at Northwestern December 145 p.m.BTNNorthwestern
Oakland at Michigan StateDecember 147 p.m.ESPNUMichigan State

Game of the Week

Iowa State at Iowa

Iowa is coming off a big road win over North Carolina and have looked pretty good this year. The Iowa State game is a huge rivalry and if the Hawkeyes want that North Carolina game to seem more than a fluke, they’ll need to defend their home court against the 14th ranked Cyclones. I think Iowa pulls off the small upset at home and has a chance to be ranked at this time next week.

Jay Swenson

About Jay Swenson

Jay is a Badger fan currently living in Central Illinois. He has written for several newspapers as a freelance writer, and was the Western Illinois basketball beat writer while in graduate school.