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Take a look back at Frank Kaminsky, the 3-star recruit

Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky may be the most unlikely star among the players that will gather for the Final Four this weekend in North Texas.

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Jordan Morgan passes out 'Thank Yous' on Twitter

There are few classier acts than Michigan big man Jordan Morgan, who saw his career end with the heart-breaking loss to Kentucky in the Elite Eight in Indianapolis on Sunday. Morgan was a glue-guy whose production in the pivot was a boon for a team that had to play almost the entire season without Mitch McGary. Morgan took to Twitter (@JustJMo) after the loss yesterday to give thanks.

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Here are 10 Big Ten stories to read today

Still trying to catch your breath after that wild weekend of hoops games? The Big Ten had a great chance to get three teams into the Final Four. Alas, only one made it: Wisconsin, perhaps the least likely of all.

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Dienhart: It was a 'great run' by Michigan

Breathless. There is no better word to describe the Michigan-Kentucky Elite Eight game in the Midwest Region in Indianapolis.

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Dienhart: Unfinished business for Michigan State

And just like that, Michigan State’s season is over. Finished. Kaput. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. But, in some ways, this seems like a fitting end to season that forever will be marked by what-ifs.

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Dienhart: Badgers punch their Final Four ticket

Frank Kaminsky was on fire. The big fella was balling like he owned the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Shooting, spinning, driving, dunking, posting up and dominating. It was impressive.

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Report: OSU adds Temple transfer Anthony Lee

According to a report, Temple’s Anthony Lee will transfer to Ohio State.

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Dienhart: Big guys lead Spartans to big win

Thank goodness for Michigan State big men Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson. Without that dynamic duo, Michigan State would have been sent packing tonight.

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March continues: Michigan clears another hurdle

Just like Wisconsin doused a hot Baylor team last night in the Sweet 16, Michigan dumped water on a hot Tennessee team tonight in its Sweet 16 game. It wasn’t as easy for the Wolverines as it was for the Badgers. Regardless, the Wolverines won, 73-71, and are just one win from returning to the Final Four for a second season in a row.

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Mailbag: Your tourney, spring football queries

There is a lot going on in the world of Big Ten sports. And, my email inbox reflects that.

So, let me get to some of your most pressing queries as March is about to melt into April. Can you believe it?

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Read these 10 Friday Big Ten links

The Badgers took care of business last night. Now, Michigan and Michigan State take center stage in the Sweet 16. The Wolverines battle No. 11 Tennessee, while the Spartans take on No. 1 Virginia. Michigan has a tough task playing the Vols, who are outplaying that No. 11 seed. This is a hot team, going 8-1 since Feb. 26.

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Dienhart: Badgers dominant in win over Baylor

No one saw this coming. In fact, it was too easy for Wisconsin. And now, the Badgers are off to their first Elite Eight since 2005 after a resounding 69-52 2in over Baylor.

The Badgers’ game vs. the Bears in the Sweet 16 had many Wisconsin fans worried. Why not? No. 6 Baylor beat Nebraska by 14 and Creighton by 30 in its first two NCAA games. This team was hot, this team was on a roll and this team looked primed to end the Badgers’ season.

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Dienhart: Q&A with Rutgers coach Kyle Flood

Rutgers is taking its first steps toward its maiden Big Ten voyage this spring, as Kyle Flood works with his third team since taking over for Greg Schiano. Flood, who is 15-11 at Rutgers with two bowl bids, has talent to work with coming off a 6-7 season and a loss to Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl. But he also has areas of concern. Among them:

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Read these 10 Big Ten Thursday headlines

Sweet 16 action kicks off tonight, with Wisconsin playing No. 6 Baylor. Is any team playing better than the Bears? This is a physical Baylor squad that plays an aggressive zone defense. If shots aren’t falling for Wisconsin, it can’t forget to drive to the hoop.

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A Michigan vs. Michigan State NCAA title game?

It’s interesting to think about the possibility of a Michigan State vs. Michigan national championship game in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The way both teams are playing and the way the bracket is set up, it’s a possibility.

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