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A Look At Big Ten Men’s Basketball Standings

Nebraska needs to pick up the next two, which are very winnable games.

NCAA BASKETBALL: JAN 01 Nebraska at Maryland Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Just a quick look at the Big Ten basketball standings to get a gauge as to where Nebraska is in the conference.

Below are the current standings:

Purdue, Ohio State, and Michigan State are a cut above everyone else. Nebraska might be able to compete with them on a game-by-game basis on a neutral court (although Michigan State is pretty awesome), we’re not really worried about staying with them.

Nebraska wants to stay above the pack of goo that is the middle of the conference. Nebraska plays Penn State tonight and Illinois on Monday - both very winnable games. That would move the Huskers to 5-3, where one hopes Nebraska can stay in track with Maryland, Indiana, and Michigan and pick off some games against the top teams.

One might wonder what’s going to happen to Minnesota now that Reggie Lynch is dealing with suspension and expulsion due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Iowa finally won a conference game last night against Illinois! Good for those Iowa guys!

Penn State vs Nebraska Basketball Preview: Winning Without Reaves - Black Shoe Diaries
Josh Reaves might be out for a second straight game, so Penn State will have to win without him.

A tough clash with the Nittany Lions await the Huskers - BT Powerhouse
Nebraska travels to Penn State tonight coming off a win against Wisconsin

Ohio State runs away from Maryland, 91-69 - Land-Grant Holy Land
Bates-Diop led the scoring, but Andrew Dakich, yes Andrew Dakich, got a career the first half

Michigan State Basketball: Should we be concerned? - The Only Colors
Probably not, but the Spartans need to pick it up.

IOWA DEFEATS ILLINOIS, 104-97 IN OT - Black Heart Gold Pants

What We Learned: Ohio State Buckeyes 91, Maryland Terrapins 69 - BT Powerhouse
What did we learn from Thursday night’s matchup

Illinois basketball was always going to struggle this year - The Champaign Room
TCR staff writer Stephen Braun is left asking one question: "What did you, honestly, expect?"

Illinois collapses against Iowa in second half, fall 104-97 in overtime. - The Champaign Room
Underwood says his team is lacking that killer-instinct