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Feb 18, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes (5) reacts to a play during the first half of a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings: 9-5 Michigan State jumps up to No. 1 spot

Every week, I sit down and assemble my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. In the past, I’ve based it solely on what I see. Some of which is potential. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, potential has to be considered less and less. It is more about who you are at this moment that will

Feb 20, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5) dunks against Purdue Boilermakers guard Raphael Davis (35) at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

B1G tourney bracket: Here’s what it looks like, if season ended today

The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is fast approaching. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] Just two weeks remain in the regular season, in fact. We know it’s early, but we also know Big Ten fans enjoy taking an if-the-season-ended-today look at the tourney bracket. Here’s the latest look, entering the penultimate week of games: WEDNESDAY (MARCH 9) Game 1, 4:30 pm. ET ESPN2: No. 13 Minnesota vs. No. 12

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Wisconsin at Iowa (BTN) spotlights week's slate

The Big Ten has become a three-team race, with Indiana, Iowa and Maryland battling at the top with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Don’t sleep on Michigan State, either. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Ready for the week ahead? | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G tourney bracket | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] Here is a look at this week’s action. Game of the week: Wisconsin at Iowa, Wednesday (BTN/BTN2Go). The Hawkeyes have been in a bit of a funk, losing two of their last three games. Iowa lost at Maryland, then got stunned

Feb 20, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11) runs up the floor after making a three point shot against the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

An interesting rivalry week ends with Indiana riding atop the Big Ten. But Iowa and Maryland are just one-half game and one game off the pace, respectively. That said, could Michigan State be the best team in the Big Ten? [ MORE: Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Here’s a look back at the week that was. BEST OF THE B1G Best stat line: Denzel Valentine vs. Wisconsin. The Big Ten Player of the Year candidate had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a 69-57 victory over previously white-hot

Dec 9, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) reacts to a play against the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks during the first half a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Survey: Who is the most exciting Big Ten hoops player?

What Big Ten player is the most exciting? Who would you plunk down your hard-earned cash to watch? Who brings you out of your seat and makes you say “AHHHH!”? I asked some media members for their choice. Jess Settles, Big Ten Network: Denzel Valentine. Magic Johnson passes, hits H-O-R-S-E shots in big games, always a triple-double threat. Fearless. Marcus Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Most exciting to me is A.J. Hammons. In today’s world, the 7-footers are mainly shot blockers and rebounders. Or you’ll see them trying to be guards and hanging out on the perimeter. But Hammons is

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Big Ten links: Gophers' upset win tops Friday's news digest

Minnesota is still celebrating an incredible upset win. Illinois's new AD has challenges ahead. Which Iowa player has the highest NBA potential? We round up all of Friday's top headlines in this Big Ten news digest.

Three Takes: Iowa's talent, Indiana losses and Nebraska's duo

It’s time for my latest “Three Takes,” and this week I’m offering my thoughts on Iowa’s senior class, Indiana’s losses and Nebraska’s Big Ten Tournament chances. Get my latest thoughts below. Iowa’s senior class of Jarrod Uthoff, Adam Woodbury, Mike Gesell, and Anthony Clemmons has consistently played at a high level during conference play. Their improvement and experience has Iowa in sole possession of first place in a tight Big Ten race. Over the last four years, Woodbury, Gesell, and Clemmons have contributed to 87 wins, tying the 1983 class for third most wins in school history. Throw in veteran

Jan 24, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Peter Jok (14) shoots the ball as Purdue Boilermakers forward Vince Edwards (12) defends during the second half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won 83-71. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

What would a Big Ten Dunk and 3-point contest look like?

Basketball fans were treated to an outstanding NBA All-Star Weekend, highlighted by one of the more memorable dunk contests in league history. The 3-point contest was incredible as well, with Golden State’s Klay Thompson taking home his first title in the event. This got me thinking… What would an All-Big Ten Dunk and 3-Point Contest look like? There are plenty of high-flyers and 3-point gunners in the conference this season to put together quite a list. Here is what my Big Ten Dunk and 3-Point Contest would look like this year. BIG TEN SLAM DUNK CONTEST Charles Buggs, Minnesota Aubrey

Feb 13, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; Wisconsin Badgers bench celebrates after guard Zak Showalter (not pictured) scores during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Xfinity Center. Wisconsin Badgers defeated Maryland Terrapins 70-57.

Big Ten Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your questions

Do the Badgers will make the tournament? What's ahead for Minnesota basketball? Read Tom Dienhart's answers to your weekly emails, then drop him your own note. he reads them all and responds to the best ones each week.

Big Ten links: Roll through Wednesday's hoops & football stories

The Associated Press reports that Illinois has picked a new A.D.. How many freshman does Urban Meyer expect to play next fall? Iowa's Mike Gesell is closing in on an impressive record. Get these stories and more in today's Big Ten news digest.