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.
Five games in 31 hours. It was phenomenal. Duke to Shaw University to NC State in a tripleheader on Saturday. Then it was a double-dip on Sunday in Bloomington and Champaign. Here are a dozen (and one) things I learned on my quick jaunt.