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The exhibition basketball season is upon us (view our streaming schedule). Soon enough, the games will start to count. With that in mind, I thought I’d offer up my All-Big Ten Underrated Team. See my five guys in this post. Who did I miss? Tweet it my way, @BTNBrentYarina.
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Last year, the Hoosiers moved on from a rebuilding job to regaining its place among the best teams in college basketball. But Indiana came up short against Syracuse’s 2-3 zone in the Sweet 16.
Everyone knows about the talent the Big Ten returns to the hardwood this winter. You know, the Adreian Paynes, the Gary Harrises and the Aaron Crafts of the world. Not everyone, perhaps, is aware of the starpower the conference also welcomes back from season-ending injuries.
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(AP) Purdue coach Matt Painter suspended starting center A.J. Hammons for three games Monday for violating team rules. Painter did not elaborate on what rules were violated.
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The yo-yo continues. Since the Dee Brown Era, Illinois has reliably alternated good season with mediocre, missing the NCAA Tournament every other year. This past season did its part in an up year, as the Illini were only 5 points from reaching their first Sweet 16 since 2005.
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Tom Crean and Indiana opened their 2013 exhibition season vs. Southern Indiana on Saturday night at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers struggled to pull away until the end, but still came away with an 83-68 win over the Division II opponent. Watch Troy Williams’ impressive dunk now and get all the game’s top highlights in this post.