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Big Ten Whiteboard: An early look at the Big Ten week ahead

Jan 9, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Maryland Terrapins guard Jared Nickens (11)  at the Kohl Center. Maryland defeated Wisconsin 63-60. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Melo Trimble beats the buzzer, Badgers

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Now that the Super Bowl is over, college basketball season officially has begun. Of course, I jest. But, no doubt, the second half of the season is gaining steam. This week’s slate has some key games that will shape the conference race. It’s a huge week for Indiana.

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Time to look forward to Iowa at Maryland

Mike Gesell & Melo Trimble

Watch our Purdue-Iowa highlight

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The fifth week of the season is on our doorstep. All eyes will be on College Park, Maryland, for a battle of ranked teams between Iowa and Maryland. This also is a big week for Northwestern, which can make statement with games vs. Michigan State and Iowa. And can Indiana remain perfect in the Big Ten?

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Big Ten Whiteboard: A look ahead to fourth week of Big Ten play

Jan 17, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Aaron Moesch (left) hugs guard Zak Showalter (3) after the upset victory over the Michigan State Spartans. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76 at the Kohl Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin tops Michigan State in dramatic fashion

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All eyes will fix their gaze on East Lansing, where the Spartans will play host to Maryland. This is a huge game for the Spartans, who lost two games last week when it fell vs. Iowa and at Wisconsin to fall to 3-3 in the Big Ten. And Northwestern has a great chance to buff its NCAA resume.

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Keep an eye on Michigan State this week

Dec 9, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) brings the ball up court against the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks during the 2nd half a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

You'll want to watch this Denzel Valentine dime!

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The third week of the Big Ten season is upon us, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that Maryland, Michigan State, Iowa and Indiana are the teams to beat. And Thursday’s Iowa at Michigan State tilt will go a long way to shaping the race as we head into the teeth of winter.

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Big week ahead for Greg Gard, Wisconsin

Jan 2, 2016; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers guard Jordan Hill (11) complains about a referee's call to Wisconsin Badgers interim coach Greg Gard during the game with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Rutgers 79-57. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Watch our Rutgers-Wisconsin highlight

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Conference action is gaining steam with one week in the books, as teams look to make early statements. No squad has spoken louder than Iowa, which has knocked off No. 1 Michigan State and No. 14 Purdue. Will any team make a move this week?

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Big Ten Tourney Preview: NCAA tourney hopes riding on early Big Ten games

NCAA Basketball: Colgate at Ohio State

Ohio State's Russell named top freshman

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The Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament is almost here, and our Tom Dienhart takes a look at the best game, most overlooked game, a few “must win” situations and more. Jump in for a quick read and be sue you have the BTN2Go app ready to go for live games on BTN and pregame and postgame shows.

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Dienhart: Expect unexpected in final week

Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III Game Winner

This is it, the last week of Big Ten action. And, that means one thing: Expect the unexpected. As for the title chase, there isn’t much drama left, as Michigan already has wrapped up at least a share of the championship. Other schools are looking to enhance their NCAA resumes.

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B1G Whiteboard: Who's on upset alert this week?

Devyn Marble

Iowa Basketball Card Stunt

There isn’t a marquee matchup this week, but there are some interesting subplots to follow as we hit the homestretch of the season. Among them: Iowa. The Hawkeyes will play three games this week, traveling to Minnesota and Indiana while playing host to Purdue. That’s three games in five days. How will the Hawkeyes respond to this grueling run?

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B1G Whiteboard: Michigan-MSU again, anyone?

Nik Stauskas

B1G Rewind - Feb. 16, 2014

By all accounts, this week lacks much pizzazz. The one saving grace: The menu features what looks to be a de facto Big Ten championship game on Sunday, with Michigan State visiting Michigan. Both teams are coming off home losses Sunday – outcomes that have opened up the Big Ten title race. As a result, Iowa is one loss behind the co-leaders and has a big week.

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B1G Whiteboard: Setting the stage for this week

Sam Thompson

Traevon Jackson Jumper for the Win

An interesting week awaits, as teams jockey to improve their NCAA resume. As for the Big Ten title chase, Michigan State’s loss at Wisconsin on Sunday made things more interesting. The Spartans don’t have much very heavy lifting this week. Conversely, this will be a big week for Michigan, which is trying to keep pace. Here’s a look at what’s ahead.

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Big Ten Whiteboard: Can't wait for MSU at Iowa

Denzel Valentine

B1G Rewind - Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Can we just hurry up and get to Tuesday? Why, you ask? Because that’s when Michigan State plays at Iowa in what is the best matchup of the week. And that’s one of two big games for MSU in what shapes up as a big week for the ailing Spartans as we chug toward the halfway point of the conference season. Here’s a look at what to watch for this week.

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B1G Whiteboard: Big week ahead for Michigan

Jon Horford

Caris LeVert Heads-Up Play, And-1

Another week, another raft of games that will go a long way toward shaping the Big Ten race. And this much is becoming clearer: Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa are the teams to beat. Speaking of the Big Ten’s holy trinity, it’s a big week for Michigan. BIG week. Here’s a look at the week that’s on our doorstep.

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B1G Whiteboard: Can Hoosiers solve Badgers?

Yogi Ferrell & Sam Dekker

Illinois at Northwestern - Top Plays

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It’s time to begin Week Three of the Big Ten season. Michigan State, Wisconsin and Michigan are unbeaten in conference play, while Iowa is coming on. And you know Ohio State will dig in after suffering back-to-back losses. There are no Titanic clashes but some that will go a long way toward shaping this Big Ten race.

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B1G Whiteboard: Who else is pumped for OSU-MSU?

Gary Harris

Michigan State at Indiana - Top Plays

One week of Big Ten action is in the books, as Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State continue to lead the way. Illinois is a surprising 2-0 and thinking big, while Michigan has overcome injuries to forge a 2-0 start. Minnesota may be better than expected, while 1-1 Iowa is still formidable after a tough loss at Wisconsin on Sunday.

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