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Yahoo! Best-case, worst-case for top Big Ten hoops teams

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Gary Harris Throws a Dunk Down For the Spartans

How does three Big Ten teams in the top 10 sound? That’s what Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Eisenberg has in his Preseason top 25 best-case and worst-case scenarios. The three teams, of course, are Michigan State (No. 4), Michigan (No. 7) and Ohio State (No. 8). Eisenberg also lists Wisconsin (No. 19), but no Indiana or Iowa.

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Photo: How about this shot from Izzone Campout?

As it does every year around this time, the Izzone held its annual Izzone Campout on Munn Field. It happened Friday night, and the raucous Michigan State basketball student section got to hear from head coach Tom Izzo, meet the 2013 Spartans and, of course, camp out with their fellow sections. This year’s event yielded an incredible photo, too. Check it out in this post.

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4 B1G players appear on SI 2014 Big Board

Mitch McGary

Michigan McGary's Slam Dunk

Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

A total of four Big Ten players were selected in the first round of this past June’s 2013 NBA Draft, and it looks like that number could go up the following year. SI.com recently released a list of the top 20 prospects for the 2014 NBA Draft and four Big Ten products appeared on the big board.

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Athlon Sports: Tom Izzo is nation's No. 1 hoops coach

Keith Appling & Tom Izzo

Tom Izzo - Midnight Madness Entrance (2012)

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It’s good to be Tom Izzo and the Michigan State basketball team. One day after the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook ranked the Spartans No. 1 in its preseason poll, Athlon Sports named Izzo the nation’s top college hoops coach. Neither result is much of a stunner, especially when one considers what the Spartans return and what Tom Izzo has done in his career.

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SN's DeCourcy puts 6 B1G teams in preseason top 25

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten basketball fans should love Mike DeCourcy’s recently released preseason top 25. The Sporting News scribe and BTN contributor placed six Big Ten teams in his poll, including four in the top 15. In other words, DeCourcy has half the Big Ten among his top 25 teams.

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