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Halfway home: My All-Big Ten hoops teams

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Burke Steals and Dunks

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With every Big Ten team having played at least nine conference games, we’ve reached the midway point of the Big Ten season. It’s been a fantastic race thus far, with Indiana one game ahead of the pace, and it should only get better.

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Hockey roundup: Michigan edges Michigan State

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Michigan State at Michigan - Men's Hockey Highlights

A lot of hockey action took place Friday night. As seen on BTN,  Michigan edged Michigan State 3-2 at Yost Ice Arena. In Columbus, the Buckeyes upset ninth-ranked Notre Dame 6-3. In women’s hockey action, Minnesota won their seventh WCHA regular season title against Minnesota Duluth with a 5-0 win. Watch Michigan-Michigan State highlights now and go inside this post for more hockey video.

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Our panel says the top hoops freshman is ...

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Watch "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" on Feb. 2nd

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Take a look around the Big Ten, and you’ll see many of them: freshmen playing big roles for teams. In fact, it has become common for freshmen to come in and not just contribute but grab the starring role.

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Enter to win fun Big Ten prizes

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BTN.com just rolled out another handful of fun Big Ten promotional contests this week, so have a look and enter any or all of them. The prizes include an all-access pass to an Indiana basketball game, lunches with Purdue’s Matt Painter and Michigan State’s Mark Hollis, Big Ten men’s basketball tournament tickets, a behind-the-bench experience at Michigan State, and a visit from one of the Big Ten’s popular mascots.

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Thursday's women's hoops roundup

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Indiana at Purdue - Women's Basketball Highlights

Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead No. 14 Purdue to a 59-42 win over Indiana. KK Houser and April Wilson scored 12 points apiece for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten). Taylor Manuel added 11 points for Purdue, which held a 45-30 rebounding edge. It was one of six games in the Big Ten on Thursday and several of them ended in upsets.

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Michigan State rallies in second half

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Illinois at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

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Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help No. 13 Michigan State beat Illinois 80-75 on Thursday night. The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead.

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'Game of Change' featured tonight on hoops 'Report'

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"Game of Change" Preview

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Last December the Michigan State Spartans played Tuskegee in celebration of the 50th anniversary of “The Game of Change” between racially segregated Mississippi State and integrated Loyola of Chicago in the 1963 NCAA Tournament Mideast Regional semifinals hosted by Michigan State. See the photos here and the game recap here.

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