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Big Ten survey: Toughest player in men's hoops?

Yes, the object in basketball is score. You need athletes, shooters, passers and rebounders. But good teams also possess toughness. You don’t have to be 6-10, 250 pounds to be tough. Nope, toughness comes in many shapes and sizes. I think back to some past Big Ten players who embodied what I felt was true toughness—players like Ohio State’s Chris Jent, Michigan’s Steve Grote, Michigan State’s Mateen Cleaves, Iowa’s Jess Settles and Purdue’s Jim Rowinski—among others. Those guys were bulldogs who gave no quarter while on the floor, true warriors. Who is the Big Ten’s toughest player? Using a rather