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2012 Big Ten Tournament: fearless predictions

2012 Big Ten Tournament: fearless predictions
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off Thursday, March 8, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Heading into the tournament, the Big Ten continues to lead all conferences in the RPI and Sagarin ratings and is the only conference in the country with five top-15 teams. So you could easily say it’s the toughest... Read more »

Illini Upset #10 Michigan State; In Close Fashion (Like the Series)

Illini Upset #10 Michigan State; In Close Fashion (Like the Series)
Entering tonight’s contest, the Michigan State-Illinois series was tied at 55. The last 13 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less, and this was no different. And the #9 Michigan State Spartans fell to the Illinois Fighting Illini 42-41. There was really ugly offense in the first half, by both... Read more »

Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings

Where do Illini, Northwestern Fit in Big 10 Power Rankings
Ohio State or Michigan State? Who’s number one? Welcome to the Big Ten power rankings. Go here for our most recent Big East Power Rankings, which are probably more informative and accurate than the rankings below will turn out. 1) #10 Michigan State Spartans (17-4, 6-2) 13 in a row over Minnesota. Tom Izzo down-played... Read more »
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Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?

Big 10 Power Rankings: Where Does UI, NU Fit?
I’ve always said that doing power rankings is only fun (and worth reading) when the hierarchy is rather grey and things are up in the air. PRs are kind of stupid and pointless when you get towards the end of regular season and close to conference tournament time- if you’re the sort who has rankings... Read more »

Northwestern Gives #18 Michigan State a Scare, but Falls by 2

Although the final outcome was still a loss, it was a much more exciting and interesting loss to Michigan State this time for Northwestern, who took one of their toughest Big Ten opponents down to the final possession. No wants to believe in nor accept moral victories, but losing to the #18 Spartans, when your... Read more »