Big Ten breakdown: Wisky flexing its muscles

Big Ten breakdown: Wisky flexing its muscles

DANDY DOZEN
News-Gazette copy editor and college basketball junkie DAVID BURLESON breaks down the Big Ten
1
Wisconsin
Bo can count on Traevon Jackson; he has pop’s clutch gene.

2
Michigan State
It may be tough for Spartans to stay healthy.

3
Ohio State
LaQuinton Ross will fill the void left by Deshaun Thomas.

4
Iowa
Fiery Fran McCaffery makes me reminisce about Bob Knight.

5
Michigan
Fans wishing Trey Burke would have stayed another year.

6
Indiana
Hoosiers way too loose with the ball — about 15 turnovers a game.

7
Penn State
Guards D.J. Newbill and Tim Frazier are big-time scorers.

8
Illinois
Groce will have to keep squad mentally sharp in league play.

9
Minnesota
Hall of Famer’s boy will start attracting talent to snow country.

10
Purdue
IU fan disclosure — I’d like to rank Boilers last but couldn’t ethically do it.

11
Northwestern
Chris Collins and Johnny Dawkins will eventually return to Duke’s bench.

12
Nebraska
Team has serious rebounding deficiencies.
 

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