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Power Rankings: Iowa stays on top; Michigan State, Purdue climb

Feb 3, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Jarrod Uthoff (20) shoots the ball during the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won 73-49.

Iowa drops Illinois, stays on top

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We are now past the halfway point in conference play, and we have certainly learned a lot. There is still plenty of basketball to be played, but it’s time to start to identify the teams that are maintaining a high level of play and/or trending upward at the moment.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota leads international team to halt global pandemics

When the Ebola virus — which killed or infected nearly 40,000 people in Africa — entered the United States in 2014, a public panic ensued. The collective fear eventually subsided, thanks to medical and public-health officials effectively containing and stopping the virus’ spread through action, education and vigilance.

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Three Takes: Indiana's 25-0 run, Malcolm Hill & Corey Sanders

Feb 2, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) is defended by Michigan Wolverines guard Duncan Robinson (22) in the second half at Crisler Center. Indiana won 80-67. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana All-Time Starting 5

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It’s time for my latest “Three Takes,” and this week I’m offering my thoughts on Indiana’s 25-0 run to close the first half at Michigan, Illinois star Malcolm Hill and Rutgers true freshman Corey Sanders.

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Shane Sparks previews Penn State-Ohio State on BTN tonight

Ohio State's Myles Martin vs. Purdue's Jacob Morrissey

Watch Ohio State's Martin vs. Purdue's Morrissey

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BTN’s Shane Sparks is more than ready for Friday’s nights main wrestling event. When the Big Ten wrestling schedule came out, this was the match he circled on the calendars as Penn Satte expects 16,000 fans to come see No. 1 Penn State hosts reigning national champion Ohio State. It airs live on BTN at 6 p.m. ET.

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Top highlights from Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball games

Feb 4, 2016; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats forward Aaron Falzon (35) knocks the ball out of bounds while defending Minnesota Golden Gophers forward Jordan Murphy (3) during the first half of the game at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Throw it down, Jordan Murphy!

Big Ten fans enjoyed a pair of men’s basketball games on Thursday night. Wisconsin kicked off the action with an impressive 79-68 win over Ohio State in the first game of the evening. Northwestern followed that with a huge 82-58 victory over Minnesota to close out the night.

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