1. Big Ten Basketball: Analyzing Most Pleasant Surprises During Nonconference Play

    As the end of 2013 nears, so does college basketball's nonconference schedule. Big Ten play opens on New Year's Eve, as four matchups take place that afternoon and evening...

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  2. Analyzing Most Disappointing Players on Each Big Ten Team in Nonconference Play

    As the end of 2013 nears, so does college basketball's nonconference season. Big Ten play opens on New Year's Eve, as eight of the league's 12 members play their conference opener that day...

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  3. Marquette Basketball: Ranking the Best Golden Eagles from Buzz Williams Era

    Buzz Williams has been the head coach at Marquette for five-plus seasons after serving as Tom Crean 's assistant for one year prior to Crean's departure to Bloomington, Ind. Over his head coaching career at Marquette, Williams has compiled a 129-58 (...

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  4. Illinois Basketball: Illini' 5 Most Impressive Stats in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini have started off the 2013-14 campaign with a respectable, but not overly impressive, 9-2 record...

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  5. Big Ten Basketball: Observations from Saturday's Games

    On Saturday, Dec. 14, nine of the 12 Big Ten teams took the court. With the Ohio State-North Dakota State and Illinois-Oregon games still to be played, the Big Ten posted an unimpressive 3-4 record in the earlier matchups of the day...

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  6. Iowa Hawkeyes' Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    Fran McCaffery's Iowa Hawkeyes enter Friday night's rivalry game against undefeated Iowa State with their own impressive 10-1 record...

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  7. Illinois Basketball: Fighting Illini's Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini only have 10 eligible scholarship players on this season's roster, as transfers Ahmad Starks , Darius Paul and Aaron Cosby all must sit out due to NCAA regulations...

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  8. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Best Situational Lineups in 2013-14

    Buzz Williams has always been a fan of playing deep benches since becoming head coach at Marquette. Williams doesn't necessarily start the five best players on the roster, but he'll ...

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  9. Illinois Basketball: Biggest Improvements Illini Have Made in 2013-14

    John Groce's Fighting Illini had a major makeover following last season's round of 32 loss to Miami in the NCAA Tournament...

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  10. Big Ten Basketball Stars Who Played Prep Ball Together

    Illinois' Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate played their high school basketball together as teammates at Simeon in Chicago, though the two played second fiddle to Jabari Parker (Duke) and Steve Taylor Jr...

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  11. Wisconsin Badgers vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Starting Lineups, Preview

    On Saturday Dec. 7th, the Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles will battle in Madison, Wis., an annual rivalry game between the two state of Wisconsin schools...

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  12. Big Ten-ACC Challenge Day Two Preview, Predictions

    Wednesday, Dec. 4 Maryland at Ohio State Time: 7 p.m. ET; TV: ESPN This time next season, Maryland will still be taking part in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, though on the opposite side of the draw...

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  13. Big Ten-ACC Challenge Previews and Predictions for Day 1

    Tuesday December 3rd (Predicted Winner in Bold) Illinois @ Georgia Tech 7:15 EST ESPN2 Illinois hopes to extend its challenge winning streak to five games, looking to beat the Yellow Jackets in back-to-back seasons...

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  14. Marquette Basketball: Stock Watch for Golden Eagles Starters

    Marquette, a consensus top-20 team in the college basketball preseason polls, has not gotten off to the hot start the team had hoped for in the 2013-14 season...

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  15. Marquette vs. San Diego State: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

    San Diego State has won the Wooden Legacy, defeating Marquette by a score of 67-59. Only one Aztec scored in double figures on Sunday, that being guard Xavier Thames...

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  16. Illinois Basketball: Potential Trap Games for Illini in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 7-0 start to the 2013-14 campaign, continuing its recent excellence in the month of November. Those seven wins didn't come easily, however, with two-point victories over both UNLV and IPFW coming last week...

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  17. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Biggest Goals for Nonconference Play

    After a 3-1 start at home to begin the 2013-14 campaign, Buzz Williams' Marquette Golden Eagles will face a new test—playing four of their next six games on the road or at neutral locations...

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  18. Illinois Basketball: 5 Adjustments Illini Should Make in 2013-14

    Illinois has gotten off to a 5-0 start during the 2013-14 season, with victories over Alabama State, Jacksonville State, Valparaiso, Bradley and Chicago State...

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  19. Frank Kaminsky Scores 43 Points, Setting Badger School Record

    Frank Kaminsky had a career night on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press via ESPN , the 7'0" junior from Lisle, Ill., scored 43 points in a 103-85 victory over North Dakota...

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  20. Illinois Basketball: No Alexander, No Snider, No Problem for John Groce's Illini

    Illinois Fighting Illini basketball took a hit on Friday. First, John Groce and company lost Quentin Snider to Louisville in the morning...

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  21. Big Ten Basketball: Power Ranking Teams 10 Days into Season

    Ten days into the college basketball season, and the Big Ten Conference has compiled an impressive 36-4 record thus far. The West Coast Conference is the only other league to have as few losses at fourM...

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  22. Kansas Basketball: Why Perry Ellis Is Jayhawks X-Factor

    Perry Ellis' freshman season averages were 5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.3 blocks and 0.4 steals in 13.6 minutes of playing time. Ellis shot 48 percent from the field and 74 percent from the foul line, while committing 1...

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  23. North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heels Stunned at Home by Belmont Bruins

    North Carolina and Belmont took the court Sunday afternoon as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The Bruins walked out of Chapel Hill with a win, stunning the previously unbeaten Tar Heels 83-80...

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  24. Quentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with Louisville

    According to Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk, Quentin Snider has decided to sign with Rick Pitino 's Louisville Cardinals, breaking his previous verbal commitment to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini...

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  25. Ohio State vs. Marquette: Breaking Down Saturday's Matchup

    This time last year, the Marquette Golden Eagles and Ohio State Buckeyes were all set to play in the Carrier Classic aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C...

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