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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Big 10/ACC Challenge Announced! Illinois vs. Maryland, Northwestern-Georgia Tech

Matchups for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been determined. Illinois will travel to College Park, Md., to face Maryland on Nov. 29 in college basketball‘s best pre-conference event Illinois and Maryland will meet for the fourth time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge – and the third time at College Park – with the... Read more »
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Pinpointing #1 Ohio State's First Loss this Season

Ohio State is still #1 and the last remaining unbeaten in college basketball. However, following their narrowest of escapes against a much less talented Northwestern team on Saturday night; it’s pretty obvious they’re not going to run the table this year. Last week we explored the chances of it actually happening; now we’ll look at... Read more »

Northwestern ALMOST Gives #1 Ohio State their First Loss

Well, it’s going to happen sometime. Just not tonight. I’m speaking of course about the #1 team in all of college basketball, the Ohio State Buckeyes finally losing a game at some point this season. Heading to Northwestern seemed like a cakewalk for the Bucks as the Wildcats have suffered two awful losses already to... Read more »

#1 Ohio State Stays Unbeaten; Survives Illini in Champaign

To paraphrase Dean Martin’s timeless lyrics and apply them to college basketball: “Everybody loses a ballgame sometime, everybody gets defeated somehow.” And on paper, it appeared Ohio State‘s trip to Assembly Hall meant “that sometime was now.” We know that OSU is the #1 team in the Big Ten (after all, they’re #1 in nation),... Read more »
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Jared Sullinger and the Rest of OSU's #1 Rated Freshmen

After his dominating performance at #11 Florida yesterday, there’s been a lot of buzz about Buckeyes big man frosh Jared Sullinger, not to be confused with his older brother J.J. Sullinger who also played for tOSU. And neither is to be confused with J.D. Salinger, author of “Catcher in the Rye,” although I have made... Read more »