Big Ten Basketball: Final Predictions for B1G Awards

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Big Ten Basketball: Final Predictions for B1G Awards
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Were Victor Oladipo's all-around contributions enough to earn him conference Player of the Year?

The only thing more congested than the Big Ten title race may be the various conference award races.   

In particular, the Big Ten’s Player of the Year race has been as hotly contested and analyzed as any in the sport, and for good reason. Indiana has two legitimate candidates while Michigan’s Trey Burke has been in the conversation all season. However, none of these players even leads the league in scoring, thanks to Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas.

There’s also a great chance that the National Player of the Year hails from the Big Ten, despite a late push from Georgetown’s Otto Porter.  

As for the Coach of the Year honors, the collection of Hall of Fame coaches in the Big Ten have actually played second fiddle to the league’s top-tier players. Numerous coaches have an argument for Coach of the Year, but in this case, it’s the coach who managed to do the most with the least who will ultimately earn the accolade.

We predicted other awards as well, but those two races will undoubtedly garner the most attention.

And with that, enjoy the slide show.

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