Men's Basketball

Mock brackets: See where your Big Ten team lands

Penn State at Illinois

Jerry Palm Top Seed Projections

It’s time for my weekly check of some mock brackets to see where the Big Ten ranks. The four brackets I examined all have seven Big Ten teams in the Big Dance. And that looks like a pretty solid number right up until Selection Sunday on March 17.

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Dienhart: Ranking this week's hoops battles

Derrick Nix

Dunks of the Week - Feb. 25th, 2013

The penultimate week of the regular season isn’t loaded with top matchups, but there are several intriguing clashes beginning with tonight’s Indiana at Minnesota game. And I can’t wait for Michigan State’s visit to Michigan on Sunday. Here is how I rank this week’s 10 games.

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Big Ten links: On IU, hoops race & football updates

Victor Oladipo

Big Ten Blast: Feb. 26th Afternoon Update

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Should Indiana be on upset alert tonight when it plays at Minnesota? Hmmm. Maybe. Let’s start daily links there. The Hoosiers withstood a furious Minny rally to take an 88-81 victory back in January. But the Golden Gophers are struggling, having lost eight of the last 11 games and dropping their last two by an average of 23.5 points.

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Power Rankings: Spartans fall in wake of 0-2 week

Aaron Craft & Travis Trice

Harris Drives In Aggressively For a Layup vs. Michigan State

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How tough is the Big Ten this season? A week ago, several people thought Michigan State might be the Big Ten’s top team. Today, following back-to-back losses, the Spartans land at No. 4 on my latest Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina).

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Jump shot free throws? Ryan Evans considering it

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Ryan Evans, a 71 percent free-throw shooter entering the season, is considering making a drastic change to his approach at the charity stripe. It’s funny what a surprisingly low and unexpected 40.5 percent clip will make a player consider, huh? In Evans’ case, he’s toying with the idea of turning free throws into uncontested jump shots.

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