Big Ten Basketball Preview

• The Big Ten is set to tip off its 114th season of competition when all 14 teams begin play Nov. 6 through Nov. 9.
• Big Ten teams will compete in a 20-game conference schedule for the first time, playing seven teams both home and away and six teams once (three home and three away). All 14 Big Ten teams will play one conference home game and one road contest between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6.
• Purdue junior guard Carsen Edwards was chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2018-19 basketball season as voted on by a panel of conference media. The media also selected a 10-member Preseason All-Big Ten team with eight conference programs represented.
2018-19 PRESEASON BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Carsen Edwards, Jr., G, Purdue

2018-19 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Romeo Langford, Fr., G, Indiana
Juwan Morgan, Sr., F, Indiana
Anthony Cowan Jr., Jr., G, Maryland
Charles Matthews, Sr., G, Michigan
Nick Ward, Jr., F, Michigan State
Cassius Winston, Jr., G, Michigan State
Jordan Murphy, Sr., F, Minnesota
James Palmer Jr., Sr., F, Nebraska
CARSEN EDWARDS, Jr., G, Purdue
ETHAN HAPP, Sr., F, Wisconsin

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
• The Big Ten welcomes back 21 students who earned All-Big Ten distinction in 2017-18, including Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr., Purdue’s Carsen Edwards and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, who claimed first-team honors. Indiana’s Juwan Morgan and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy, who were named second-team All-Big Ten last season, also return.
• Eight of the top 12 scorers and seven of the top 12 rebounders from 2017-18 return for the 2018-19 season.
• The Big Ten saw six teams qualify for postseason in 2017-18 with Michigan advancing to the NCAA Championship game and Penn State claiming the NIT Championship.
• The 2017-18 season saw six teams record 20 or more wins during the 2016-17 season, marking the 12th consecutive year that at least six Big Ten squads surpassed the 20-win milestone.
• The 2019 Big Ten Tournament will be held from March 13-17, and will be played at the United Center in Chicago for the 10th time in conference history, equaling the number of events also held in Indianapolis. The Big Ten Tournament returns to the Midwest for a four-year span as it will be played Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022 and in Chicago in 2021.
• Seven active Big Ten coaches have posted 200 or more career wins, including six with at least 300 victories and four with 400 wins.
• Michigan’s John Beilein enters the 2018-19 season with 799 career coaching wins while Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has 574, all with the Spartans.
• Nebraska’s Tim Miles is 20 wins from the 400-win plateau. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon both surpassed 400 career wins in 2017-18 while Purdue’s Matt Painter won his 300th game last year.

Big Ten Men's Basketball Games (Nov. 6-11)
Tue. Nov. 6
Chicago State at Indiana 6:30 p.m. BTN
Kansas vs. Michigan State 7 p.m. ESPN (Champions Classic, Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.)
Fairfield at Purdue 7 p.m. BTN Plus
Delaware at Maryland 7:30 p.m. BTN Plus
Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota 8 p.m. BTN Plus
Mississippi Valley State at Nebraska 8 p.m. BTN Plus (Hall of Fame Classic)
Coppin State at Wisconsin 8 p.m. BTN Plus
Norfolk State at Michigan 8:30 p.m. BTN (Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament)
Wed. Nov. 7
Ohio State at Cincinnati 6 p.m. ESPN2
Thu. Nov. 8
Evansville at Illinois 8 p.m. BTN Plus (Maui On The Mainland)
UMKC at Iowa 8 p.m. BTN Plus (2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project)
New Orleans at Northwestern 8 p.m. BTN
Fri. Nov. 9
Fairleigh Dickinson at Rutgers 7 p.m. BTN Plus (Hub City Classic)
North Florida at Penn State 7:30 p.m. BTN Plus (Cancun Challenge)
Montana State at Indiana 8 p.m. BTN (Hardwood Showcase)
Maryland at Navy 8:30 p.m. CBS Sports Net (Veterans Classic)
Sat. Nov. 10
Holy Cross at Michigan 7:30 p.m. BTN Plus (Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament)
Ball State at Purdue 8:00 p.m. BTN
Sun. Nov. 11
Green Bay at Iowa 3 p.m. BTN Plus (2K Empire Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project)
Drexel at Rutgers 3 p.m. BTN Plus (Hub City Classic)
Southeastern Louisiana at Nebraska 4 p.m. ESPNU (Hall of Fame Classic)
Purdue Fort Wayne at Ohio State 4 p.m. BTN (Buckeye Basketball Classic)
Florida Gulf Coast at Michigan State 6 p.m. BTN