We are now just days away from the start of college basketball's regular season, and I realize you're probably so distracted by football that you haven't had a chance to comb through everybody's schedules to figure out when and where the best non-conference games will be played.
That's why I'm here.
With Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin leading the way, the Big Ten features several solid programs and Gary Parrish takes a look at each team in a league strong from top to bottom.
Josh Pastner called him Michigan State's "X-factor." Former Spartans star used to call him frustrating. Now Adreian Payne can be the guy who takes Tom Izzo and the Spartans to Atlanta and the Final Four.