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Meyers Leonard Will Have Huge Impact on Illini Basketball Season

Meyers Leonard Will Have Huge Impact on Illini Basketball Season
The 79-51 exhibition rout of Wayne State was expected for most Illini basketball fans. The most important number of the box score is found in the game’s leading scorer, Meyers Leonard. He had 18 points, in just 16 minutes, that’s a great sign for your Illinois Fighting Illini, because they’ll really need Leonard to be... Read more »

Comprehensive Northwestern Basketball Season Preview

Comprehensive Northwestern Basketball Season Preview
The Northwestern Wildcats have the dancing ability of Elaine from Seinfeld.  The main difference between the two; at least Elaine has actually danced before.  Northwestern has still never played in the NCAA Tournament although they have flirted with being a bubble team the past three seasons.  That should once again be the case in 2011-2012.... Read more »

#2 Michigan State Spartans: Is this a National Title Year?

Six Final Fours in twelve years is a rather remarkable feat.  Even more so, Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans were able to get there last year despite team leader Kalin Lucas being sidelined by injury.  Izzo and Sparty are in position to make another run at a national championship beginning tonight with their... Read more »
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Big Ten National Title Contender: Ohio State (Season Preview/Photo Gallery)

The Ewing Theory will be put to the test this season in Columbus.  The Ohio State Buckeyes lose National Player of the Year, “His Royal Smoothness” and Chicago’s very own Evan Turner but they could actually be a better team without him as Thad Matta returns his other four starters and ushers in a highly... Read more »

Illinois Fighting Illini Season Preview

Without question, this is the most talent the Illinois Fighting Illini has put on the floor since their 2004-2005 Champaign Campaign.  There is a good mix of size, athleticism, and guard play; veterans and newcomers.  The question will be whether or not this group can put it all together and live up to the high... Read more »

Northwestern Season Preview: Will NU finally Dance this Year?

For the first time in Northwestern basketball history, the team made a post-season tournament appearance for the second straight year.  Unfortunately, it was the NIT meaning that first ever NCAA Tournament berth is still evading the Wildcats.  Will this finally be the year the ‘Cats go dancing? The Sports Bank‘s 99 team college basketball preview... Read more »
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