Both Land of Lincoln Big Ten basketball teams in the same Chicago arena on the same day? Sounds like a good idea.
Ten games, nine wins. Not too shabby.
Alex Olah's double-double led Northwestern, which improved to 9-1 with a 78-48 win over Mississippi Valley State at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
A roundup of Big Ten basketball action from Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015:
Pat Fitzgerald, a Chicagoland native, is a big Chicago sports fan.
Only four Big Teams have one or fewer losses: No. 1 Michigan State (11-0), No. 11 Purdue (11-0), No. 6 Maryland (9-1) and Northwestern (8-1).