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Day: November 18, 2018

Recapping Week 2 of College Basketball: The Big Ten’s Big Week, Holiday Tournament Previews, and More!

The Big Ten’s Big Week

Over the last seven days the Big Ten has looked like they’re as good as any conference in the nation.  They got a chance to prove this thanks to the Gavitt Tipoff Games and the 2K Empire Classic.  Just in the last seven days, Wisconsin won at Xavier, Michigan dominated at Villanova, Indiana beat Marquette, Nebraska beat Seton Hall, Iowa beat Oregon and UConn, and Ohio State won at Creighton.  There are currently twelve Big Ten teams in the KenPom top 50, the next closest conference is the ACC with nine.  The Big Ten is making a very strong case as the best conference in college basketball, all they are missing is one really good team atop the conference.  Michigan is currently the highest rated by KenPom with a +21.79 adjusted efficiency margin, which is good for ninth in the nation.  The ACC has a clear lead in that department with three of the KenPom top four.  This has been a huge week for the conference and they will look to build on it with some Holiday Tournament wins. Continue Reading!

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