1. College Basketball Winners and Losers from Latest AP Top 25 Rankings

    The mighty fell during the past week of college hoops, as previous unbeatens Wyoming, Arizona, Duke and Michigan all found themselves on the losing end of games recently...

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  2. Illinois Basketball: Are Illini a B1G Contender or Pretender?

    After a 68-61 loss last Wednesday night at Purdue, many of Illinois' early season doubters were left smiling. After all, the Illini had just fallen to the team with the worst record in the Big Ten, the then 6-6 Boilermakers...

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  3. Big Ten Basketball: Michigan vs. Northwestern/Penn State vs. Wisconsin Previews

    On Wednesday night, the first upset of the young Big Ten season occurred as Purdue was able to hold off Illinois at Mackey Arena...

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  4. Big Ten Basketball: Nebraska vs. Ohio State and Illinois vs. Purdue Predictions

    After season-opening wins for Minnesota and Indiana on Monday over Michigan State and Iowa respectively, Big Ten basketball once again tips off Wednesday evening...

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  5. Illinois Basketball: Ranking the 5 Biggest Roadblocks to the Big Ten Title

    This time a year ago, Illinois basketball seemed like it was back. With a future lottery pick center and experienced backcourt, the Illini were finally going to get over the hump...

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  6. Big Ten Basketball: Michigan State vs. Minnesota/Indiana vs. Iowa Predictions

    On New Year's Eve 2012, Big Ten basketball will tip off. I for one am extremely excited for the conference season to get going and see what each team is really made of after getting some nonconference games under their belt...

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  7. Big Ten Basketball: Official Conference Standings and All-League Predictions

    Last season the Big Ten received six berths to the NCAA Tournament in a now 12-team league. As it currently stands, the Big Ten has six teams ranked in the Top 25...

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  8. Big East Basketball: Preview and Predictions

    After being the top dog in college basketball for a number of recent years, before the Big Ten's revival, the future of Big East basketball is in serious jeopardy...

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  9. One Ugly Truth We've Learned About Every AP Top 25 Team

    While the 25 teams that comprise the AP Poll have certainly showed their strengths during this non-conference season, many of their weaknesses have yet to be exposed...

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  10. Illinois Basketball: Interior Woes Against Missouri Expose an Illini Flaw

    Down by six at halftime, Illinois found themselves with a lead during the under-four-minutes timeout late in the second half...

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  11. Illinois vs Missouri: Will Illini Show They're Contenders or Pretenders?

    No one could have predicted that when Illinois enters Saturday's neutral site contest with rival Missouri, the Fighting Illini will be a perfect 12-0 and ranked 10th in the national rankings...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about over 1 year ago 1,425 reads 6 comments

  12. Jabari Parker: Do Tom Izzo, Michigan State Have All Their Eggs in One Basket?

    At 3 p.m. CT Thursday, second-ranked prospect Jabari Parker will make a decision on his destination for the 2013-14 season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about over 1 year ago 2,008 reads 10 comments

  13. Big Ten Basketball: Stock Up, Stock Down for the Top 10 NBA Prospects

    The Big Ten season is just a few weeks away. March Madness is three months away, and the NBA Draft is six months down the road...

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  14. Big East Basketball: The Most Surprising Player on Each Team

    After about a month of play, while the college basketball season is still relatively young, it is time to figure out the makeup of each team...

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  15. Marquette vs. Wisconsin: Comparing Starting Lineups of Rivals for Game Saturday

    At this time a year ago, Marquette's Todd Mayo was the difference-maker in a rare home loss for the Badgers at the Kohl Center. The Golden Eagles were able to limit Jordan Taylor, which was also key for Buzz Williams' squad...

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  16. Big Ten Basketball: Previewing Saturday's Full Slate of 10 Intriguing Matchups

    If it weren't for the fact that I am traveling up to Milwaukee this Saturday to see the great in-state rivalry between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Wisconsin Badgers, I would ...

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  17. Big Ten Basketball: Rivalry Games Between in-State Schools December 6th and 7th

    While 10 of the Big Ten's 12 teams will be in action this Saturday, there is only one matchup on both Thursday and Friday involving B1G teams. What makes each of these matchups intriguing is that both come against in-state opponents...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about over 1 year ago 1,192 reads 3 comments

  18. Illinois Basketball: All-Time Greatest NBA Players

    The University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign has produced 49 NBA players all-time, but only 10 make our greatest U of I NBA players list...

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  19. Big Ten Basketball: Previewing the 7 Games B1G Teams Play in on Dec. 4

    On Tuesday night, seven of the 12 teams from the nation's cream of the crop conference will hit the floor, all of which will tip off between 5:30 and 8:00 CST...

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  20. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the 10 Biggest Difference-Makers

    Despite a 6-6 tie with the ACC in last week's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, I believe the Big Ten is the nation's best conference. On Monday, the pollsters agreed as at least six Big Ten teams are in the AP Top 25 ...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about over 1 year ago 2,739 reads 10 comments

  21. Doug McDermott, Tony Mitchell Headline Nation's Top 260 Mid-Major Players List

    Prior the the college basketball season tipping off earlier last month, I took part in a draft on FCBLZone .com, which consisted of only players from certain mid-major, non-BCS conferences...

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  22. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the Weekend Performances of 10 B1G Teams in Action

    On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 of the 12 teams in the Big Ten Conference played their first games since tying the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Tuesday and Wednesday nights earlier in the week...

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  23. Big Ten Basketball: Power Ranking Teams and Reviewing First Month of Games

    As today is the first day of the year's final month, I found it fitting to power rank the 12 B1G squads through the season's first three weeks...

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  24. Marquette Basketball: How Buzz Williams' Team Needs to Improve and Fast

    It's never easy when you lose the Conference Player of the Year to graduation. It becomes especially hard when the other senior you lose is also a First Team, All-League player, helping form one of the nation's deadly duos...

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  25. Florida Gators vs. Marquette Golden Eagles: Previewing SEC-Big East Matchup

    Last March, the seventh-seeded Gators defeated the third-seeded Golden Eagles, formerly Warriors, in a Sweet Sixteen contest in which the winner went on to play Louisville...

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