ESPN picks a popular song to describe each Top 25 Big Ten basketball team
Although March memories are still fresh, college basketball is starting to creep back into the fold.
After updating its Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings, ESPN decided to take its preseason content to the next level by pairing each team with a well-known song. Five Big Ten teams were given a song that defines them heading into the 2016-17 season.
Here are the song pairings and a brief description of ESPN’s reasoning.
No. 8 – Wisconsin Badgers: “All the Way Up (Remix),” Fat Joe and Remy Ma ft. Jay Z (2016)
“Hayes and fellow senior Bronson Koenig are poised to contend for a third Final Four appearance. ‘How high is high enough? ‘Till we eye-and-eye with the higher ups.'”
No. 10 – Michigan State Spartans: “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton (1996)
“It’s the perfect ballad for a talented Michigan State squad that must move forward without its Valentine … Denzel Valentine.”
No. 11 – Indiana Hoosiers: “Look At Me Now,” Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne (2011)
“Instead of allowing his detractors to get their wish, Crean and the Hoosiers shook off an ugly 5-3 start to the season and marched into the Sweet 16, where they fell to North Carolina.”
No. 14 – Purdue Boilermakers: “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift (2014)
“If Purdue reaches its potential, Boilermakers fans will soon forget last season’s embarrassing finish.”
No. 18 – Maryland Terrapins: “Public Service Announcement,” Jay Z (2003)
“With the bulk of that team now gone including freshman center Diamond Stone, the Terps have to redefine themselves.”