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Nix, Michigan State turn away Texas, 67-56

Derrick Nix

Texas at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Derrick Nix had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 20 Michigan State surged past Texas 67-56 Saturday afternoon. Nix was 7-for-10 from the field and 11-for-13 at the line, a major improvement for a 64.9-percent foul shooter.

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Wildcats rally but fall short against Stanford

Stanford at Northwestern

Stanford at Northwestern - Men's Basketball Highlights

Josh Huestis tied a career-high with 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Stanford came away with a wild 70-68 victory over Northwestern (8-4) on Friday. The Cardinal (8-4) built an 18-point lead in the first half.  Later, Northwestern’s Tre Demps nailed a 3-pointer and scored in the lane to tie it at 61 with 6:34 remaining. He hit another 3 with 1:50 left to tie it at 67, but Stanford held on.

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Indiana rolls to 88-52 win

Florida Atlantic at Indiana

Hanner Mosquera-Perea Dunk

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Cody Zeller had 24 points and six rebounds, leading four Indiana players into double figures and the sixth-ranked Hoosiers routed Florida Atlantic 88-52. The Hoosiers (11-1) have won 29 straight home games against nonconference foes. Since losing to Butler on Saturday, the Hoosiers have shot a combined 64 of 106 from the field (60.4 percent).

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Big Ten Geeks: Digging deeper on Illinois' offense

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The 2011-12 Illini would push their record to 15-3 with a win over Ohio State (you remember, the Brandon Paul game), and they climbed all the way to 22nd in the AP poll. What followed was a complete collapse–Illinois went 2-12 the rest of the way, and what had looked like a surefire at-large team ended up with no postseason appearance at all. Somehow, the Illini had covered the full range of possibilities we had covered in our 2011-12 season preview (hey, the Brandon Paul/Kemba Walker comparison doesn’t seem quite so insane now!). Could such a nosedive happen again?

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No. 2 Michigan wins to move to 12-0

Eastern Michigan at Michigan

Eastern Michigan at Michigan - Men's Basketball Highlights

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Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help No. 2 Michigan rout Eastern Michigan 93-54 Thursday night. The Wolverines (12-0) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season. Michigan trailed 6-2 in the opening minutes, then took control with a 20-0 run. The Wolverines led 40-24 at halftime and enjoyed an even bigger cushion for much of the second half.

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