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Nobody was talking about Michigan State heading into a much-hyped Big Ten season and once again Tom Izzo is proving his worth.
The Spartans knocked off the Ohio State Deshaun Thomases Saturday to give them a 5-1 record in the league, which puts the Green and White a half-game ahead of Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Other notable results in the nation’s best league included Wisconsin’s upset of Indiana in Bloomington and the Badgers follow up effort in Iowa, where the Hawkeyes picked up a bubbleicious 70-66 win.
Michigan bounced back from its loss to the Buckeyes with an impressive effort at Minnesota, which gave the Gophers their second straight loss.
Finally, Illinois lost its third straight in shocking fashion at home to Northwestern, meaning the Illini are officially on collapse watch after falling apart down the stretch last year.
The Big Ten is going to be a dog fight all season and every week brings a number of exciting matchups that never disappoint.
This week will be no different.