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Exhibition Week is an exciting time for the basketball enthusiast around the country. While it is simply the week before the start of the official season, it is the first time you get to see your favorite team in action against someone other than themselves.
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The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season continues this week, and BTN Plus is the place to catch all 11 exhibitions.
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Six Big Ten men’s basketball teams are ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released Monday afternoon. Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland leads the way at No. 3, trailing No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Kentucky.
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The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
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It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season.
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo and women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant both made entertianment-themed entrances to the basketball teams’ Midnight Madness event Friday night. Izzo arrived as part of a “Mission Impossible” act while Merchant drew cheers when she had some fun at the expense of fans of Michigan State’s top rival.