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Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73

Northwestern Almost Knocks off #10 Ohio State; losing 75-73
Ohio State came in 33-2 and winners of 13 straight versus Northwestern when nationally ranked. So you had to like the chances of the nation’s #10 team in Evanston. When you saw them make their first six shots and jump out to a 69% to 35% field goal average (nearly double) about halfway through the... Read more »

Brandon Paul Drops 43 for Illinois; Leads HUGE Upset of #5 Buckeyes

Brandon Paul Drops 43 for Illinois; Leads HUGE Upset of #5 Buckeyes
Trailing 66-64 with 2:40 remaining, Brandon Paul outscored the Ohio State Buckeyes 15-8 down the stretch, accounting for all of Illinois’ points while hitting 2-of-2 three-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws. Paul also had a career-high four blocks, including a key one late on Jared Sullinger with under a minute remaining. The Illini turned in the... Read more »

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables

Big 10 Hoops Media Day: Notable Quotables
Thursday was Big Ten basketball media day, and with it came a set of special quotes and soundbites. Sure, this day is all about college basketball message control. The Universities and SIDs trying to manipulate the information they want you to have, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting and articulate statements out there.... Read more »
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Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?

Big Ten Basketball to Have a Down Year in 2011-12?
Since 2009, we all saw this coming. Back then Big Ten basketball was dominated by a large group of sophomores that would only raise the conference profile higher to it’s peak in 2011. And we knew that once that group was gone (Kalin Lucas, Talor Battle, JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, Durrell Summers, Demetri McCamey etc.)... Read more »

Too Early 2011-12 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings

Too Early 2011-12 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings
Yes, I’m doing this 11 days ahead of Big Ten hoops media day. Besides, it seems like everyone is doing power rankings these days..but I’m pretty sure mine is the earliest. That’s what we do here at CN- go the extra mile for you   1. Ohio State Buckeyes #1 overall seed last year, and... Read more »

#1 Ohio State Beats Talor Battle and Penn State in Big Ten Championship

The surprising Penn State Nittany Lions stuck around for as long as they could, but the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes proved to be too much to handle in a 71-60 win for their third Big Ten Tournament Championship in the last five years. William Buford led the way with 18 for the Buckeyes and Talor... Read more »
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Big Ten Basketball Tournament: News, Notes and Quotes

Another Big Ten Tournament will soon be entirely in the books, and with it 7 NCAA Tournament bids from the conference. Yes 7! And the only way that could have happened is…with the exact scenarios that did transpire. The final college basketball tournament bracket S-Curve, what Joe Lunardi uses for bracketology, has that Big Ten... Read more »

Northwestern Almost Gives #1 Ohio State the Boot from Big Ten Tournament

Earlier this college basketball season, NU took the #1 (and then undefeated) Ohio State Buckeyes down to the final minute, and lost by just one in Evanston. And today the Wildcats had a lead on the #1 in both polls Buckeyes, but couldn’t close the deal. They lost 58-57, despite out-rebounding the Bucks by eleven.... Read more »

Casting My USA Basketball Writers Association Ballot

A secret ballot? Nah, when it comes to college basketball, I’ll shout my opinions and evaluations from the mountain top. I’ve covered a lot of teams both in the Big Ten and the Big East this past season: Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and DePaul, so let’s begin. We start by choosing my District: V. of... Read more »
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Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings March Tipoff Edition

When doing a Big Ten Power rankings this time of year, there’s three tiers. You have your top three teams, a force to be reckoned with in national college basketball. Then you have this muddled mix of mediocre blah. Some of it will rise to the cream, and possibly make a run in March because... Read more »
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