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Counting 'em down: Watch top plays

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Purdue's Jacob Lawson with Steal & Slam

Another week of Big Ten basketball is in the books, and that means it’s time to consider the best plays from Jan. 30-Feb. 5 action. There was a lot of competition as the calendar flipped to February, but which plays made BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina’s Hardwood Highlights? See Brent’s top 10 plays in this post. Don’t agree? Cast your vote for the top play at the bottom of this post.

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Spartans, Wildcats take rivalry games

Michigan State's Draymond Green

Michigan at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

No. 10 Michigan State got revenge on No. 22 Michigan (recap) and Northwestern did the same against Illinois (recap) in intrastate rivalries Sunday afternoon. In other action, Minnesota topped Nebraska (recap). Catch up on all three games on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, video and recaps in this post. Keep up with all the best highlights from across the Big Ten with our Did You See This? archive.

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Sunday's Women's Hoops Roundup

There were a quartet of Big Ten women’s basketball games Sunday afternoon, including a pair featuring ranked teams. No. 17 Purdue dropped Illinois, 77-66, behind Sam Ostarello’s double-double (21 points, 13 rebounds), while No. 21 Penn State rallied past Minnesota, 68-65, at The Barn. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, video and recaps in this post.

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Catch 'Journey' again at 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday

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The Journey 2012: Tim Frazier Stars for PSU

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012,” we took a look at the special friendship between Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger and Michigan’s Trey Burke and went on campus with Penn State’s Tim Frazier and Illinois’ Brandon Paul. Also, we met Wisconsin’s Otto Puls, the Badgers’ team scorekeeper for four decades. Watch a clip from the show now and see a few bonus clips in this post. Find more on past episodes over here and follow the show on Twitter: @BTNJourney.

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Big Ten Geeks: Digging Themselves a Hole

Michigan picked up a nice home win over Indiana that was, depending on your point-of-view, either not as close as or a lot closer than the final margin suggests. John Beilein’s team jumped out to a big early lead, which peaked at 20 points before the Hoosiers got going. Indiana then took momentum into halftime and maintained it out of the break. The Hoosiers were able to whittle the difference down to two points on multiple occasions, but they just couldn’t get over the hump. Michigan then finished with a flurry to arrive at the final 12-point margin. This breakdown of the efficiencies shows just how well the Hoosiers played during the middle of the game:

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