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Tom Crean: Big Ten Twitter King

December 19, 2012

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Tom Crean is the undisputed Twitter king of Big Ten coaches. The frenetic Hoosier coach has more Twitter followers and has Tweeted more than the rest of the Big Ten coaches combined: Coach Followers Following Tweets Tom Crean 98,740 120 5,312 Tim Miles 37,025 59 2,571 John Beilein 14,895 27 314 Tubby Smith 12,487 45 […]

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Big Ten Power Rankings

December 9, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and stronger than ever: Three unbeatens. Six teams in the Top 25. A handful of the best players in the country. But which team is best so far? We take a look below at where they’ve been, what they have done well, what hasn’t gone well and what is ahead. […]

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Big Ten Tournament: Day One

March 8, 2012

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Here is a game-by-game look at the surprisingly interesting day one matchups of the 2012 Big Ten basketball tournament – which looks somewhat wide open with three co-champions and five teams in the top 15 in the nation. No. 9 Illinois vs No. 8 Iowa Time: 11:30 a.m. Favorite: Illinois (-2 – down from -2.5 […]

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Big Ten Predictions: A Look Back

February 14, 2012

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At the beginning of the Big Ten season, we gathered our collective wisdom and predicted how we thought each team would do in conference play. (Our collective wisdom didn’t work out to .500, as each writer got to make predictions independently of the others.) How are we doing? Not terrible, so far. Here’s what we […]

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Team By Team Predictions For Big Ten Stretch Run

February 10, 2012

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We’re in the stretch run of the Big Ten season, with each team having just five to seven games to play before the conference tournament. Who will win the regular season? Who is in the tournament? Who is out? Who is on the bubble? Here’s a team-by-team look at what we expect to happen over […]

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Big Ten Basketball Coach Rankings

January 30, 2012

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The Big Ten is deeper and more competitive than it has been in a long, long time. And we’re not just talking players or teams. The Big Ten has more quality coaches – with more stability – than at any time since Knight, Keady, Heathcote and Henson roamed the sidelines. But who is the best? […]

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Nebraska Gets “Historic” Win

January 12, 2012

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When it comes to basketball, the Big Ten has been less than welcoming to Nebraska. That includes senior guard Bo Spencer: LINCOLN — Nebraska point guard Bo Spencer’s welcome to the Big Ten has been more like a cold slap in the face. The senior transfer from LSU averaged 16 points a game in NU’s […]

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From 1 To 12: Ranking Big Ten Hoops

January 11, 2012

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Now that football is over and all of that SEC business is behind us, we can fully turn out attention to Big Ten hoops. Or, as Dickie V Tweeted last night: “BIG 10 BEST HOOPS CONFERENCE IN USA!” Without a doubt. But who is the best team in the best conference in all of the […]

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Big Ten Roundup: New Year’s Eve Hoops

December 31, 2011

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Indiana has done it again. Three weeks after upsetting No. 1 Kentucky in Bloomington, the Hoosiers bounced back from their first loss of the year to beat No. 2 Ohio State at Assembly Hall. It was one of the best played and poorly officiated games you’ll ever see. There was drama, big shots, lead changes, […]

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Recruiting: Nebraska Commit Suspended From Community College

December 31, 2011

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Bad news on the Nebraska basketball recruiting front: The Burlington (Iowa) Hawk Eye has confirmed that 10 players from Southeastern Community College’s men’s basketball team have been dismissed for violating college and athletic department rules. Among them: Nebraska signee Fahro Alihodzic, a sophomore forward from Vlasenica, Bosnia. According to the Hawkeye, “The dismissals result from […]

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Big Ten Betting: Nebraska Joined For Basketball?

December 29, 2011

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Someone hop on the Pony Express, get a message out to Lincoln: Every Big Ten home team covered the spread in the openers this week – except you. Why does this matter right now?  Well, there’s one more game to play this week. Penn State travels to Ann Arbor, where the Wolverines are currently handing […]

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Big Ten Hoops Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

December 26, 2011

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Season so far: 8-3. Good wins: Nothing spectacular, though beat USC 64-61 in two overtimes in Los Angeles. Bad losses: Nothing too bad, losing to Oregon at home, at Wake Forest in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, and at Creighton (which also has beaten Northwestern and Penn State to take an early lead in the bottom […]

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Big Ten Roundup: Indiana Lone Unbeaten

December 18, 2011

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Busy, busy post-finals week day in the Big Ten. Here’s what happened last night: Indiana 69, Notre Dame 58 Indiana, of all teams, is the lone unbeaten left in the Big Ten after struggling with a plodding Notre Dame in the second game of the Crossroads Classic. Cody Zeller was dominant at times with 21 […]

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A Crazy Day In Big Ten Hoops

December 10, 2011

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A mere four days after a putrid display of Big Ten basketball, the conference was front and center in the college basketball world Saturday – with two marquee games on national television and two others with big implications come March. Here’s a quick recap of what happened and the associated story lines of the day: […]

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An Awful Night Of Big Ten Basketball

December 7, 2011

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Well, that was an interesting night of basketball in the Big Ten. A week ago, the Big Ten was dominating the ACC in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. On Wednesday, however, virtually every conference team in action played nail-biters against low-to mid-major teams in what should have been nothing more than a series of tuneups. Only […]

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Computers Love The Big Ten

December 1, 2011

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Fresh off an 8-4 drubbing of the ACC in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, the Big Ten teams are very popular with our computer overlords. Ken Pomeroy’s rating system at kenpom.com and the Jeff Sagarin power ratings released after last night’s games both have conference teams ranked quite highly, as shown in the fancy chart to […]

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