IOWA CITY, Iowa Five minutes had passed during Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan's postgame press conference when a reporter reminded him that no undefeated Big Ten teams remained in conference play.
Ryan, of course, didn't need a refresher. Not after what he saw on the court earlier in the night.
"Oh, rub it in," Ryan said after Wisconsin lost, 70-66, Saturday against Iowa in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
"Hang on to your hat," he continued. "It's going to be this kind of a year."
Anybody who thought a Big Ten team would go undefeated in the conference doesn't know much about college basketball. But perhaps the depth of the league is even stronger than some surmised, if that is possible, because all it took was five games before every team lost at least once.
Here's a short summary to jog your memory:
Michigan State, suddenly in first place by a half-game at 5-1, lost its first conference game at Minnesota, which lost to Indiana, which lost to Wisconsin.
Michigan (tied for second with Wiscon...