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Weekly Q&A: Listen to your Big Ten coach

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The Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held their weekly Big Ten teleconference Monday with reporters from around the league, and we’ve posted the audio from each phone interview in the post below. will post these media sessions each Monday right up to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and all of our audio can be found in our audio archive.

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Vote: 2012-13 Illinois Dunk of the Year

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Joseph Bertrand Dunk

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The Big Ten tournament bracket comes out Sunday night. Here at, we’re trying something new around the release of the bracket that we hope Big Ten fans enjoy. It’s a bracket with 12 slots that features each team’s best dunk from the 2012-13 season.

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Illinois takes down Nebraska, 72-65

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Nebraska at Illinois - Men's Basketball Highlights

Illinois used double-figure scoring from five players to hold off stubborn Nebraska Saturday, 72-65. The Huskers led 57-55 with just over 6 minutes to play. But the Illini (21-9, 8-8 Big Ten) went on a 7-0 run started by a 3-pointer from D.J. Richardson to go up 62-57. They never trailed again.

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Video: Illinois honors seniors before topping Nebraska

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Illinois Honors 2012-13 Seniors

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While the score didn’t allow John Groce to give Illinois’ seniors the appropriate curtain call Saturday, the Illini faithful was able to give its favorite seniors a standing ovation during the pregame Senior Day festivities. Watch Illinois honor Tyler Griffey, Sam McLaurin, Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson now.

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Senior Days: Teams honor players

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Penn State Senior Day Ceremony

It’s that time of year again where Big Ten schools send off their senior players with memorable ceremonies in their final home games. Each year looks for these video clips as fans bid their seniors good-bye. We’ll continue to do that in new posts over the coming days and tag them in our Big Ten Senior Day section.

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Women's hoops roundup: Spartans, Gophers earn upset wins

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Michigan State at Purdue - Women's Basketball Highlights

Annalise Pickrel scored 18 points and Jasmine Thomas and Klarissa Bell scored 17 apiece to lead Michigan State to a 68-61 victory over No. 25 Purdue Thursday night. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for more video from Thursday night including highlights of Minnesota’s upset win over Penn State.

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