Strength in numbers

The Big Ten is this season's toughest, most efficient conference

Updated: August 13, 2012, 3:23 PM ET
By Matt Giles and Ian Gordon | ESPN The Magazine

THREE YEARS AGO, Wisconsin point guard Jordan Taylor couldn't figure out why he was running so much. Sometimes coach Bo Ryan would make the Badgers first team do sprints after the scout team scored a few buckets. That made sense to the freshman. But other times Taylor found himself running even though the subs hadn't put up any points.