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Look back at these surprising Big Ten tourney performances

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Who surprised in 2015?

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Illinois’ Cory Bradford in 1999. Iowa’s Reggie Evans in 2001. Northwestern’s Michael Thompson in 2011. These are but a few of the eye-opening performances that drove their respective men’s basketball teams deeper into the Big Ten tournament than most expected.

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Relive our top 10 most-watched 2015-16 basketball videos

Dec 5, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) drives to the basket against the Binghamton Bearcats during the first half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Hear from the Big Ten Player of the Year!

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With the 2015-16 regular season behind us, let’s take a few moments to relive some of the top moments along the way to the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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