2018-19 Big Ten College Basketball Preview – Teams
Here’s a quick sketch of each of the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball teams. Use the links provided to navigate to our 2018-19 Big Ten college basketball preview of each team.
Illinois – The back looks solid but the front is questionable
Indiana – Inside/outside combo Morgan and Langford and D are top-notch
Iowa – This team has offense but defense is lacking and will be their ruin
Maryland – Top-10 recruiting class and return or Fernando and Cowan may equal success
Michigan – Coach Beilein’s system will be in place and it’s a winning one
Michigan State – HC Tom Izzo knows how to shape Big Ten title teams
Minnesota – This team has potential and, if healthy, could do some damage
Nebraska – Scorers Palmer and Copeland return to a team that won 10 of its last 12.
Northwestern – Without their two top players, we expect the Wildcats to flounder
Ohio State – Without Bates–Diop can coach Holtmann get this team to the NCAAs?
Penn State – Lions won the NIT but then lost top PG Carr to NBA, leaving them adrift
Purdue – Coach Painter still has PG Carsen Edwards, but he also has to replaced four starters
Rutgers – This team is destined to finish last once again
Wisconsin – Senior center Ethan Happ returns, but we doubt this team will get to the NCAA
2018-19 Big Ten College Basketball Preview – Projected Order of Finish
- Michigan State
- Ohio State
- Penn State