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How did we do? Big Ten bowl predictions revisited

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams Pick Six

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Every week this season, Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) and myself (@BTNBrentYarina) offered our predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We continued it this bowl season, and BTN.com fans and Dienhart each went 7-0, meaning the former claims the 2012 crown.

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South Carolina stuns Michigan in back-and-forth game

Devin Gardner

Michigan vs. South Carolina - Outback Bowl Highlights

Dylan Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining Tuesday, giving No. 11 South Carolina a 33-28 victory over No. 19 Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Thompson replaced Connor Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after the Gamecocks’ starter began the march from his own 30. Devin Gardner’s third TD pass of the game had given Michigan a 28-27 lead.

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Yarina: My All-Big Ten noncon teams

Eastern Michigan at Michigan

Rodney Williams 360 Dunk

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And just like that, it’s time for the Big Ten season to tip. It was a highly successful nonconference season, with the Big Ten owning the national polls. We have even more to look forward in the coming months, however, as many feel this could be one of the better conference races in recent history. Check out my All-Big Ten Nonconference Teams in this post.

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Unbeaten Michigan rolls past C. Michigan

December 29, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan (52) drives to the basket on Central Michigan Chippewas guard Derrick Richardson Jr. (3) and forward Blake Hibbitts (24) in the first half at Crisler Center. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports.Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan at Michigan - Men's Basketball Highlights

Trey Burke scored 22 points to lift No. 2 Michigan to an 88-73 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. Burke contributed 11 assists, shot 9-of-12 from the field, and shot 4-of-7 from long range. Nik Stauskas contributed 19 points, corralled seven rebounds, knocked down 6-of-10 shot attempts, and drilled 5-of-8 three-pointers.

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Stauskas shows off three-point shooting skills

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Nik Stauskas Puts on Shooting Display

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During Saturday night’s basketball game between Michigan and Central Michigan on BTN, we aired a short look at a video from Michigan freshman sharpshooter Nik Stauskas during a timeout. Posted earlier this week on YouTube, the entire video was shot in the backyard of Stauskas’ home in Canada over the holiday break. It shows the Big Ten’s top three-point shooter in the nation nailing 45 of 50 attempts on his own hoop.

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Outback Bowl: Michigan vs. South Carolina

Michigan came close to winning the Legends Division but still is in search of its first league title since 2004. A win here would prime the program for a strong run in 2013, as this is a young roster. Three of the team’s four losses were to the top three teams in the nation: Notre Dame; Alabama; Ohio State. The other was to 10-win Nebraska.

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