1. 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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  2. 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 2 years ago 2,811 reads 10 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Big Ten-ACC Challenge: Ranking the 6 B1G Teams That Played on Day 2

    While the Big Ten came into the second night of the 14th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge with a 4-2 lead, that lead dwindled as the night progressed and eventually ended in a 6-6 tie...

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  9. Illinois Basketball: John Groce Turning Around Program Quicker Than Anticipated

    After two wins to start the 2012-13 season, Illinois traveled to Hawaii to for a four-game trip. After appearing jet-lagged in the first half of a contest against the Hawaii Rainbow ...

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  10. Big Ten-ACC Challenge: Ranking the 6 B1G Teams That Played on Day One

    After day one of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, the Big Ten once again looks sharp in hopes of winning their fourth straight challenge...

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  11. Big Ten-ACC Challenge: Confidence Picking the 12 Contests

    After a decade of defeating the Big Ten, the ACC finds itself having lost the last three Big Ten-ACC Challenges...

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  12. Jabari Parker and His Chances of Attending Brigham Young Including Parody Video

    Last weekend the second-rated player in the 2013 recruiting class, Jabari Parker, made his official visit to Brigham Young...

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  13. Big Ten Basketball: Ranking the 2013 Recruiting Classes

    As both the AP and Coaches Division I men's basketball polls came out on Monday, the Big Ten found itself with six of the nation's top 22 teams. In fact, the conference boasts three of the top four teams: Indiana (1), Ohio State (3) and Michigan (4)...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 2 years ago 6,149 reads 8 comments

  14. Big Ten Basketball: The Biggest Question for Each Team Early in the Season

    Through college basketball's first 10 days of the season, the mighty Big Ten Conference boasts a cumulative record of 37-7, including eight unbeaten teams. As many know, the Big Ten leads all conferences with ranked teams, which currently stands at five..

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 2 years ago 2,654 reads 1 comments

  15. Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Marquette Golden Eagles: Comparing Starting Lineups

    On Friday November 9th, two traditional powers will meet on the hardwood on the USS Yorktown. The Ohio State Buckeyes reached the Final Four last season after finishing in a three-way tie atop the Big Ten regular season standings...

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  16. Big Ten Basketball: Predicting Starting Lineups for Opening Night on Friday

    At 4:30 p.m. this Friday, November 9th, the Michigan State Spartans will face off with the Connecticut Huskies in the opening game for a Big Ten team this season...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 2 years ago 431 reads 0 comments

  17. Bold Prediction: 3 Reasons Illinois Will Beat Wisconsin at Camp Randall Saturday

    While neither Illinois nor Wisconsin have gotten off to the starts that they wanted to for the 2012 football season, all is not lost yet. The Fighting Illini come into the game with a 2-3 record, while the Badgers stand 3-2...

    Ryan Curi Written by Ryan Curi about 2 years ago 949 reads 6 comments

  18. Illinois Basketball: Ranking the Team's 13 Players in Order

    The Fighting Illini are under a new head coach this season in John Groce , after firing Bruce Weber last March. Illinois returns 11 players from a year ago, only losing Meyers Leonard to the NBA and Sam Maniscalco to graduation...

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  19. 10 Recent Illinois Basketball Players That Became Busts Under Bruce Weber

    After a promising start at the beginning of Bruce Weber's coaching career at Illinois, the current Kansas State head coach was unable to string together NCAA Tournament runs with his own recruits and had trouble recruiting top in-state players...

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  20. Big Ten Basketball: Cody Zeller and the Conference's Top 70 Fantasy Players

    Expectations are incredibly high for the upcoming season in regards to Big Ten basketball teams. Indiana should be the top-ranked team to start the year, while Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State all could find spots in the Top 10...

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  21. NCAA Top 20 Basketball Programs Post 3-Point Inception in 1987

    Since I was not yet born when the NCAA instituted the three-point shot into the game in 1987, I've never known basketball any other way...

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  22. Jordan Hulls and the Big Ten's Top 3-Point Shooters with Video Highlights

    While plenty of the top outside shooters from last year in the Big Ten have graduated, there are still plenty of players that can stroke it from deep as well as incoming freshmen that can launch from behind the arc...

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  23. Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis, and 8 Other Former Chicago Prep Stars Since 2005

    Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis are just two of the 10 outstanding players on a list that highlights former Chicagoland prep basketball stars that graduated high school in 2005 or later...

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  24. Tim Frazier and the Big Ten's Biggest Triple-Double Threats

    On February 11, Tim Frazier posted a stat line of 23 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists in a win over Nebraska, leaving him just shy of his first career triple-double...

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  25. Top 10 Dunkers in the Big Ten with Video Highlights Included

    While the Big Ten may be known for being more of a grind-it-out defensive type conference, there are still plenty of great athletes in what should be the nation's top league this upcoming season...

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