Since Michigan State won the NCAA Championship in 2000, the Big Ten has been the runner-up 6 times in basketball. The question continues–is the ACC better than the Big Ten in basketball? The following are the 6 runner-ups for the Big Ten. IU was 2nd in 2002, Illinois was 2nd in 2005, and Ohio State was 2nd in 2007. Since that, Michigan State was 2nd in 2009, Michigan in 2013, and this year Wisconsin was the runner-up.This year the Big Ten is supposed to be loaded with talent, but we have to wait until March of next year to see what happens. It will be a different look in the Big Ten, because Maryland, Purdue, and IU are all supposed to be loaded with talent.