Much has been made of the Big Ten's lack of NCAA tourney champions over the past 20 years. In watching Iowa tonight I was thinking that the Big Ten sure seems to do well in the NIT. Turns out that is right. Since 1997 the Big Ten has won 5 NIT titles (97 and 98 titles by MI and MN were vacated later), and Iowa has a chance at number 6 if they win 2 games in New York. No other conference has won more than 2.
Who says the Big Ten can't win the big one?