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Surprise, surprise - the Buckeyes are for real

Last night, Ohio State handled a very good Florida team–a squad that at least one astute observer has picked to win the National Championship–with relative ease. After a slow start, the Buckeyes led by as many as 16 points before finally winning by seven. Thad Matta’s team displayed the same strengths as a season ago–namely a high effective field goal percentage and a low turnover rate–but they also showed a new wrinkle: getting to the foul line. It’s extremely early, but Ohio State now has a free throw rate of 72 FTA per 100 FGA. For some perspective, the Buckeyes only eclipsed that number twice all of last season–and both times were against the hacktastic Hoosiers. Perhaps this increase in trips to the foul line shouldn’t be surprising given the players that are being replaced:

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Early Big Ten Hoops Thoughts

Ohio State's William Buford

Jordan Taylor: One-on-One

Every Big Ten men’s hoops team has played at least one game, and in today’s quick-to-judge world, we thought why not offer some initial thoughts on what we’ve seen through the first week of action. See Brent Yarina’s way-too-early Big Ten impressions in this post.

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Catch up on Monday's Hoops Action

Purdue's Anthony Johnson

High Point at Purdue - Men's Basketball Highlights

It was a busy night of Big Ten men’s hoops Monday. There were seven games, including Purdue barely topping High Point on BTN, and the Big Ten won all of them. Use our Big Ten scoreboard to catch up on all of the action and stats and watch all of the video highlights and analysis. Also, check out our feature on the renovations at Mackey Arena and watch our highlights from Purdue’s close scare now.

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Nov. 12 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Wisconsin's Ryan Evans

Kennesaw State at Wisconsin - Men's Basketball Wrap-Up

Penn State and Wisconsin’s men’s basketball teams open up the 2011-12 season Saturday afternoon with resounding victories. The Badgers used hot shooting and stifling defense to blast Kennesaw State, 85-31, while Penn State put away Hartford, 70-55, in Tom Chambers’ debut. Watch our video analysis from Wisconsin’s dominant win now and read all about the games in this post.

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