For football lovers like me, this weekend's NFL divisional playoff games can't come fast enough. But while we wait it out, counting down the hours, at least there are some good Big Ten hoops battles to help pass the time.
The Big Ten's image has taken a big hit the past couple of seasons as its teams have struggled in the NCAA tournament. But with a handful of players back from injury, and a slew of new coaches, the league might be back on track.
Michigan State freshman Allyssa DeHaan had 27 points and eight rebounds to lead the Spartans (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today; No. 22 AP) to a 77-68 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday.