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Taking stock after another wild Big Ten week

If you are a fan of rushing the court, then you should be loving this season. Upsets and unpredictability have been the norm. This week, began with No. 1 Indiana falling at unranked Minnesota on Tuesday. Then, No. 4 Michigan got unceremoniously dumped at unranked and Big Ten-winless Penn State on Wednesday. I can hardly wait to see what type of zaniness awaits this week. Bottom line: Keep your Chuck Taylor’s laced tight, because you never know when you’ll need to rush onto a court. Saturday features three games, including Iowa at Indiana at 7:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. THREE STOCKS TO

Hoosiers flex muscles as race hits homestretch

Indiana was a big winner this week, showing why it’s the No. 1 team in the nation and a favorite to win the school’s first national championship since 1987, when Keith Smart hit one of the biggest shots in school history to down Syracuse. The Hoosiers’ win in East Lansing against Michigan State was very impressive. But that’s not all that went on last week. Here’s a look back—and a peek ahead—in the Big Ten. Indiana Leaders Player G MIN RPG APG PPG C. Zeller 27 772 8.1 1.2 16.6 V. Oladipo 27 748 6.0 2.2 14.0 C. Watford 27

All signs point to No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 Michigan State

There were many winners this week in the Big Ten. But none were bigger than Indiana and Michigan State, which notched impressive victories that solidified their place atop the standings. And, it sets up what should be a huge game on Tuesday, when the Hoosiers visit the Spartans in this week’s version of the “Game of the Year.” Let’s take a look back and forward in the Big Ten. Indiana’s Leaders Points: C. Zeller 16.5 Rebounds: C. Zeller 8.2 Assists: K. Ferrell 4.3 FG%: V. Oladipo 64.4% FT%: C. Watford 83.6% 3P%: C. Watford 48.8% Steals: V. Oladipo 2.4 Blocks:

Dienhart: Ups & downs make for one amazing week

No school epitomized the state of college basketball in 2012-13 better than Indiana this week. The Hoosiers won a thrilling game over No. 1 Michigan on Saturday night to move into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten and atop the polls—only to suffer the low of lows last night by losing to an unranked Illinois team that had lost six of its last seven games. The coming week surely has more twists and turns we don’t see coming, beginning with four gams on Saturday and two more on Sunday. THREE STOCKS TO BUY Illinois Leaders Points: B. Paul

Big week leads up to big weekend of games

It has been an interesting week in the Big Ten, with the race coming into sharper focus as we hit the halfway point. Here’s what I know: Four schools have separated themselves from the pack, with Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State appearing to be a cuts-above the rest. But don’t count out Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois just yet. By the time this weekend is over, we will have just one team possessing first place following the battle between No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana. But many big games remain. Let’s take a look at the week that was

Dienhart: Three rise up, three others fall

Fortunes continue to rise and fall in the Big Ten race, which drips with intrigue. No game this weekend is more fascinating than Michigan State’s visit to Indiana on Sunday. The Hoosiers already have lost once at home to Wisconsin. And that loss isn’t looking too good in hindsight. Indiana surely can’t afford another slip, right? But here come the Spartans, winners of six in a row and the hottest team in the Big Ten. Minnesota—losers of three in a row—and Wisconsin—losers of two in a row—will play a “stop the bleeding” game in Madison on Saturday. And keep an eye

Three Big Ten hoops teams bump up stock

What kind of week has it been in the Big Ten? With Northwestern winning at Illinois on Thursday, road teams have won six of the nine games this week. And we still have Saturday to go. Are you listening, Iowa and Michigan State? Wisconsin plays at Iowa while Ohio State plays at Michigan State in two big games on Saturday. If the Badgers and Buckeyes can continue the trend of road teams winning, it will be impressive. Wisconsin is coming off a huge victory at Indiana on Tuesday, while Ohio State hasn’t played since giving Michigan its first loss last

Who's climbing & who's dropping this week?

There is a big weekend on tap, with several games that will go a long way in helping shape the Big Ten race. The headliner is Minnesota’s visit to Indiana on Saturday (noon ET on BTN/BTN2Go). And Michigan’s junket to Ohio State on Sunday also will tell us a lot about both teams—especially the Buckeyes, who must defend their home court to remain among the leaders. Before the action tips off, take a look back and ahead with my 3-pointers. THREE STOCKS TO BUY 1. Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are white hot, having won 11 in a row in jetting to

Follow who's up & who's down in Big Ten hoops

Welcome to the first installment of “Three Pointers,” a fun, informative and informal spin around Big Ten men’s basketball every Friday afternoon. There is a lot to explore with the start of Big Ten action this week. Early signs indicate the conference will be as good as advertised, as six Big Ten teams are ranked in the Top 20. And four are in the top 13. Big Ten Standings Conference Overall W-L W-L Michigan 1-0 14-0 Minnesota 1-0 13-1 Indiana 1-0 13-1 Ohio State 1-0 11-2 Wisconsin 1-0 10-4 Purdue 1-0 7-6 Illinois 0-1 13-2 Iowa 0-1 11-3 Michigan State 0-1

Big Ten Men's Race is Sprint to the Finish

The final weekend of the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season is here. And thanks to some upsets last week, there’s some drama at the top. Yes, Michigan State (13-4 Big Ten) already has sewn up a share of the seventh Big Ten title in the Tom Izzo era, but the Spartans’ loss at Indiana on Tuesday opened the door for Ohio State and Michigan to earn a share of the crown. For that to happen, the Buckeyes must win in East Lansing on Sunday—and the Wolverines need to win at Penn State on the same day. If that happens,