1. Power Ranking Big Ten Starting Point Guards

    Whether they are a floor general, a scorer or a defensive stopper, determining the point guard list was no piece of cake...

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  2. Power Ranking Big Ten Starting Shooting Guards

    Whether they are a sharpshooter, a slasher or a playmaker, this has been the toughest list in determining the order of players. There was excellent play from these 2-guards, so I expect there to be some disagreement...

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  3. Marquette Basketball: Breaking Down Every Addition and Departure

    The Marquette Golden Eagles lost two players to transfer, two players to graduation and one to the NBA following an Elite Eight appearance in the 2013 NCAA tournament...

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  4. Illinois Basketball: Breaking Down Every Addition and Departure

    Though the Fighting Illini may have lost their two best players, as well as both their power forwards, the addition of a five-man freshman class and at least two incoming transfers makes the 2013-14 season a promising one in my mind...

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  5. Illinois Basketball: Assigning Roles to Each Player on the 2014 Roster

    After a dismal finish to the 2011-12 basketball season, Illinois surprised many under first-year head coach John Groce with a strong 2012-13 season...

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  6. Marquette Basketball: Biggest Improvement Each Returning Player Must Make

    Despite Vander Blue's somewhat puzzling decision to forgo his final season in Milwaukee to enter the NBA draft, the Golden Eagles should have yet another successful season in 2013-14 behind head coach Buzz Williams...

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  7. Power-Ranking Big Ten Starting Small Forwards

    The small forward list had a little bit of everything—three-point shooters, slashers, defensive stoppers and even back-to-the-basket players...

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  8. Power Ranking Big Ten Starting Power Forwards

    The general makeup of each team in the Big Ten is different. Some squads are perimeter-oriented and rely on outside shooting, while others try to overpower their opponents with size...

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  9. Power Rankings Big Ten Starting Centers' 2012-13 Seasons

    The Big Ten has always been known for the most rugged and physical league around college basketball and the 2012-13 season proved the same. Seven of the 12 teams in the league received bids to March Madness, with four making the Sweet Sixteen and beyond.

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  10. Marquette Basketball: Final Report Card for Golden Eagles' 2012-13 Season

    Marquette was projected to be a middle-of-the road potential NCAA Tournament squad in 2012-13, according to experts prior to the 2012-13 season. I, on the other hand, thought quite highly of the Golden Eagle's chances, as evident in this article...

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  11. Illiniois Basketball: Final Report Card for Illini's 2012-13 Season

    Despite a disappointing defeat to Miami in the NCAA tournament's third round on March 24 to second-seeded Miami, word on the street is that Illinois basketball is back—or at least as long as John Groce is at the helm...

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  12. Louisville Basketball: 5 Biggest Roadblocks to Winning 2013 NCAA Championship

    After a come-from-behind win over Syracuse in Saturday night's Big East Championship, the Louisville Cardinals have extended their current win streak to 10 games, following three straight ...

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  13. Illinois' Blueprint to Win the 2013 NCAA Tournament

    In head coach John Groce's first season as the head man in Champaign, the Fighting Illini were selected as the seventh seed in the East region, opening their 2013 NCAA tournament experience this coming Friday...

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  14. Marquette Golden Eagles' Blueprint to Win the 2013 NCAA Tournament

    When the selection showed aired at 6 PM EST on Sunday, Marquette waited through over two regions before hearing their name called. It was worth the wait however, as the Golden Eagles received a number three seed, slightly higher than expected...

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  15. Big Ten Tournament: Complete Predictions for All 4 Thursday Matchups

    The Big Ten tournament is back to its original site, as Michigan knocked off Purdue in the inaugural Big Ten tournament coming in 1998 as Robert "Tractor" Traylor was named tournament MVP...

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  16. Illinois Basketball: Final Regular-Season Grades for Illini

    By this point, all of the college basketball world knows that Illinois is a wildly inconsistent team. There are nights when the Fighting Illini are untouchable, beating the likes of Gonzaga, Indiana, Ohio State or Butler...

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  17. Illinois Basketball: 5 Biggest Questions Facing Illini as March Heats Up

    After a senior day win over Nebraska, the Illini, once again, reached the all-important .500 mark in league play, improving to 8-8 with two remaining conference showdowns...

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  18. Marquette Basketball: Golden Eagles' Blueprint for Winning Big East Title Race

    After losing Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom to graduation and the NBA at the end of last season, expectations lowered a bit for this year's Marquette squad...

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  19. Illinois Basketball: 5-Step Plan to Peaking Before the NCAA Tournament

    After a five-game winning streak that improved Illinois' Big Ten record to 7-7, the Fighting Illini dropped a road game at Michigan, where the Wolverines have yet to lose during the 2012-13 campaign...

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  20. Marquette Basketball: 5 Questions Golden Eagles Face in Big East Stretch Run

    The Marquette Golden Eagles boast a 17-6 overall and 8-3 conference record midway through February, making them all but a lock for another NCAA Tournament appearance...

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  21. Illinois Basketball: 5 Biggest Lessons Learned in B1G Season

    Illinois has been the most enigmatic team in college basketball in the 2012-13 season. After an unbeaten start that included wins over Butler and Gonzaga, Illinois' first taste of ...

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  22. Marquette Basketball: Midseason Report Card for the Golden Eagles

    If you told Buzz Williams prior to the season that his Golden Eagles squad would be tied for first place at the midway point in the Big East Conference slate, Williams would have taken it in a heartbeat...

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  23. Illinois Basketball: Midseason Report Card for the Illini

    After a 12-0 start to the John Groce era, Illinois has found themselves on the outside of the NCAA Tournament bubble following a six-point home loss to Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, dropping the Fighting Illini's Big Ten record to 2-7...

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  24. College Basketball Winners and Losers from the AP Top 25 Rankings

    For the second straight week, the top two dogs among the college basketball ranks fell, vaulting Duke back to the highest seat in college hoops...

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  25. Illinois Basketball: 5-Step Plan to Reversing the B1G Skid

    After Illinois' blazing start out of the gates, highlighted by wins over Butler and Gonzaga, Illini nation became the most excited they have been in years...

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