Big Ten Basketball: Each team’s best returning player for 2014-15

The NBA Draft deadline for early applicants has come and gone, leaving us knowing who will be back on the collegiate hardwood next season. As some of the Big Ten’s best stars head to the professional ranks, let’s take a look at some of the top players who will continue their college career and see what the 2014-15 season holds for each of those players.

Ben Brust’s Legacy at Wisconsin

Ben Brust has left a huge mark on Wisconsin basketball and the program will miss him dearly.

Playing the Big Ten Field, Dan Dakich Style

There is RPI and now even BPI. But the final opinions on which Big Ten teams make the NCAA Tourney should be left to Dan Dakich and Seth Davis.

The 3 Biggest Issues The Slumping Illini Are Fighting

The Illinois Fighting Illini started 12-0, catapulting themselves into college basketball’s top 10. But the team has dropped four of its last six games. So what exactly is wrong with John Groce’s boys? I’ve narrowed it down to 3 main factors.

With Indiana Out On Anya, Attention Shifts to Noah Vonleh

Indiana has pulled out of the recruiting battle for highly touted big man BeeJay Anya, shifting their attention to #7-ranked Noah Vonleh.

Derek Elston Injury: Torn Meniscus, Out Two Months, How Will It Affect IU?

It was reported first by Zach Osterman of Inside Indiana, and confirmed by Inside The Hall, that senior forward Derek Elston has a torn meniscus and is expected to miss a couple of months.

Indiana-Purdue Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Sunday at 6:00 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (23-7, 10-7) close out the regular season when they host the Purdue Boilermakers (20-10, 10-7) on the Big Ten Network.

Indiana-Michigan State Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Tuesday at 7:00 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (22-7, 9-7) return home to host the 5th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (24-5, 13-3) on ESPN.

Indiana-Minnesota Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Sunday at 1:00 ET, the 24th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (21-7, 8-7) face a tough road test against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-11, 5-10) on ESPN.

Indiana-NC Central Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Wednesday at 7:00 ET, the 24th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (20-7, 8-7) return home to host the North Carolina Central Eagles (14-12) on the BTN.com.

Indiana-Iowa Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Sunday at 6:00 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (20-6, 8-6) hit the road to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (13-13, 5-8), on the Big Ten Network. As always, Jerod, Ryan, and Andy will be here with another episode of The Assembly Call as soon as the game ends with instant analysis and fan reaction.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast: Baylor, The Big Ten, The Bubble, and More

In episode #22 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster and Troy Machir of Ballin’ Is a Habit to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball.

Indiana-Northwestern Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Wednesday at 6:30 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (19-6, 7-6) host the Northwestern Wildcats (15-9, 5-7), on the Big Ten Network.

Indiana-Illinois Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Thursday at 8:00 ET, the 23rd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (18-6, 6-6) return home to face the Illinois Fighting Illini (16-7, 5-5), on the Big Ten Network.

Indiana-Purdue Preview: Analysis, Point Spread, Prediction, TV Time and Announcers

On Saturday at 7:00 ET, the 20th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (17-6, 5-6) travel to West Lafayette to take on their arch rivals, the Purdue Boilermakers (15-7, 5-4), on the Big Ten Network.