After a huge win in the second round of last season's NCAA tournament, Michigan State lost in a bad way four days later. But the Spartans have since used the Sweet 16 loss to motivate them.
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.
No green team has ever reached the Final Four. This season, Michigan State, Baylor and a couple others could be the first.
There's a lot of good basketball being played by a lot of people in the Big Ten.