Barfknecht: Translating Big Ten’s big talent to March Madness is a puzzler
Victor Oladipo, center, and Indiana teammate Cody Zeller are among 14 finalists for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association national player of the year award — the Oscar Robertson Trophy. The Big Ten has four finalists.
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 am
From mid-November to the first week of March, the Big Ten has earned its title as the best men’s basketball conference in the country.
The Associated Press preseason poll had Indiana No. 1 and four other members in the Top 25. This week, Indiana is No. 2 while those four from the preseason poll are still ranked: No. 7 Michigan, No. 10 Michigan State, No. 14 Ohio State and No. 22 Wisconsin. Also, Illinois and Minnesota are receiving votes.
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Monday, March 4, 2013 12:00 am.