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First impressions in the world of college basketball can often be deceiving, especially with questions surrounding the quality of many unknown non-conference opponents. Michigan State has certainly passed its first major test of the season, and that answered a lot of questions about Tom Izzo’s Spartans. Indiana continues to excite me with an upbeat style of play and a bright green light for anyone who can drain a 3-pointer. Then there is Wisconsin, who many already count out because of the opening day loss to Western Illinois.
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A pair of ranked Big Ten teams were in action Monday night, and both cruised to home victories.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Troy Williams turned heads with his play above the rim Monday night.
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The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games opens at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, with Penn State hosting DePaul in the first of eight games across four nights.
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One week is in the books, meaning it’s time to take a look at my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. My top two players remain the same, however there’s a bit of change among the rest of the top 10, including Illinois’ Mike Thorne Jr. and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan debuting.
Indiana is set to kickoff the 2015-16 college basketball season with a matchup against Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN Plus.