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Big Ten Hoops Power Rankings

It’s Monday, and there are no Big Ten men’s hoops games for the first time since Nov. 10. That means it’s the perfect time to release my latest power rankings. The rankings are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply my thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands at that time. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina.

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Nov. 27 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

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Butler at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

Sunday was a busy day of hoops on BTN. Indiana defeated Butler, the back-to-back reigning national runner-up, and Illinois destroyed Chicago State. In other action, Michigan State blasted Eastern Michigan and Dayton beat Minnesota, which lost star Trevor Mbakwe to a right knee injury. Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, did you see Cody Zeller’s big dunk? What about Meyers Leonard’s? Watch highlights, plus get halftime and recap stories, from the day’s games in this post.

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Did You See This? Illinois' Leonard

Illinois' Meyers Leonard

Meyers Leonard Dunk vs. Chicago State

If you’re fielding a dunk contest of only 7-footers, there might not be a better contestant than Illinois’ Meyers Leonard. The 7-foot-1 sophomore is an absolute freak of an athlete. People his size aren’t supposed to run the floor and move as smoothly and easily as he does. See what we’re talking about in this video of Leonard bringing down the house at Assembly Hall with a rim-rattling slam. Pretty impressive, huh?

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Bringing home the hardware

It may be Black Friday and football may be on, but there’s still Big Ten hoops to review. The conference has started to show some cracks, with two Big Ten teams losing games they probably shouldn’t have and another couple struggling with lesser opponents. Let’s get right into it.

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