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Friday's Big Ten hoops roundup: Top teams win big

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Appling Slices the D, Throws It Down

BTN had a tripleheader of Big Ten hoops action today, featuring three conference contenders. Michigan State cruised by Mount St. Mary’s, 98-65 in the first game of the day. No. 20 Michigan coasted past Coppin State, 87-45, and No. 6 Ohio State walloped North Florida, 99-64.

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Bardo: Iowa up, Michigan down in power poll

Nov 27, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery reacts on sidelines during the game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE

All 43 Points by Frank Kaminsky

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Seven Big Ten men’s hoops teams remain undefeated. Three are ranked in the top 10 of the latest AP Poll, headlined by No. 1 Michigan State. Yep, it’s going to be a fun year! Here’s my latest look at how the Big Ten teams stack up.

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BTN LiveBIG: Orange Krush impacting local organizations

In John Groce’s first year at the helm of the Illini men’s basketball program, his team relied on the deep threat. And that mindset — 280 made three-point field goals — helped the Illini reach the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2011.

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