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Dunks of the Week - Dec. 10th, 2012

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A month-plus into the men’s basketball season, it’s time to debut the Big Ten Power Rankings. With six teams landing in the top 19 of the latest major polls, it’s not an easy task to rank the top half of the conference. Indiana and Michigan are the top two teams so far, but what about after that? See my complete rankings in this post.

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Listen to your Big Ten hoops coach

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The Big Ten men’s basketball coaches held a Big Ten teleconference Monday with reporters from around the league, and we’ve posted the audio from each phone interview in the post below. BTN.com will post these media sessions throughout the season right up to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, and all of our audio can be found in our BTN.com audio archive.

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What should happen to Big Ten divisions?

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Big Ten Expansion: How to Shape Divisions

On tonight’s episode of “The Football Report,” our TV analysts tackled the expansion-related topic of the Big Ten Conference football divisions. Before you watch and see what our guys think, come tell us what you think in this post.

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Big Ten Geeks: Contenders and Pretenders

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Burke Dunks in Final Seconds Against Razorbacks

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Up until Saturday night, Illinois’ season has been described in strange terms. At that point, it was “surprising” that Illinois was undefeated. The Illini won the Maui Invitational, which was a very “prestigious” early-season tournament. This isn’t normally how one talks about an undefeated team that’s ranked in the top-15.

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Minnesota's Tubby Smith wins No. 500

Minnesota’s Tubby Smith notched his 500th career coaching victory in Saturday night’s 71-57 win at Southern Cal. A 22-year coaching veteran, Smith’s also been the head man at Tulsa (79 wins), Georgia (45) and Kentucky (263), where he won the 1998 national title in his first season in Lexington. Smith is 113-65 in five-plus season in Minneapolis, and he owns a career 500-210 clip.

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No. 21 Minnesota knocks off USC, 71-57

Minnesota made the long trip West worthwhile, extending its winning streak to six games and giving coach Tubby Smith his 500th career victory. Andre Hollins led four players in double figures with 14 points in the 14th-ranked Gophers’ 71-57 win over Southern California on Saturday night.

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No. 3 Minnesota rallies past No. 15 Oregon State

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Tony Nelson - Wrestling Interview

The third-ranked Minnesota wrestling team rallied past No. 15 Oregon State, 21-18, Saturday night at the Sports Pavilion. The match came down to the heavyweight battle, and it was Minnesota’s Tony Nelson notching a double-overtime victory over Oregon State’s Chad Hanke. Watch our interview with Nelson now.

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