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BTN analyst Jon Crispin: A few words on Badgers, Hoosiers & Spartans

Nov 16, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) dribbles the ball  in the first half of the game against the Austin Peay Governors at Assembly Hall. Indiana Hoosiers beat the Austin Peay Governors 102-76.

Yogi Ferrell sparkles early for IU

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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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Big Ten Player Rankings: Two new names enter Jess Settles' list

Nov 13, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins forward Jake Layman (10) dunks against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Layman gets the steal and transition flush

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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.

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