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Gimme 5: Q&A with Illini F Karisma Penn

It’s been an up-and-down season for the Illini, but when they do it up, they do it up big. With Karisma Penn providing a monster presence inside, Illinois upended tenth-ranked Ohio State last weekend for one of the biggest upsets in the Big Ten this season. Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talked to Penn in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5: Minnesota's Rachel Banham

“Rachel The Rookie” certainly hasn’t been playing like one this season, although, Rachel Banham has been racking up the Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards. On Monday, the Minnesota freshman guard was named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week for the fifth time this season. Only two players in league history have won it more. Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talked to Banham in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5: Wisconsin's Anya Covington

Anya Covington is Miss Reliable for Wisconsin. The senior forward has played in 121 straight games and hasn’t missed one in her entire collegiate career. How has she become that durable? Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talked to Covington about that in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5: Purdue's Brittany Rayburn

The college basketball world was buzzing last week when Illinois guard Brandon Paul had the game of his life. As if not to be outdone, Purdue’s Brittany Rayburn went out and had the game of her life just two days later.  Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talks to Rayburn in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5: Michigan's Courtney Boylan

At 5-foot-7, Courtney Boylan is the smallest player on Michigan’s roster, and one of the smallest players in the league. But she’s a big, big reason the Wolverines are 13-3 and coming off one of the biggest wins in the Big Ten this season.  Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talks to Boylan in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5: Penn State's Maggie Lucas

Penn State sophomore guard Maggie Lucas wasted no time making a name for herself in the Big Ten. Last year as a freshman, she scored nearly 16 points per game, broke the league’s single-season record for most 3-pointers, earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors eight times and was ultimately named the Big Ten’s freshman and sixth player of the year.  Basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw talks to Lucas in her latest Gimme 5 audio segment. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5 audio interview: Iowa's Jaime Printy

In basketball analyst and writer Patricia Babcock McGraw’s latest episode of her Gimme 5 audio segments for BTN.com she chats with Iowa guard Jaime Printy. Each week this season we will post an audio interview with a Big Ten Conference women’s basketball player to hear their story. Jump down in this post to read and hear more.

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Gimme 5 audio interview: Purdue's Drey Mingo

Throughout the season the “Gimme 5″ audio segment will spend about five minutes with Big Ten Conference women’s basketball players with compelling stories or interesting backgrounds or who are making news on the court. The interviews are hosted by analyst Patricia Babcock McGraw, a former basketball player at Northwestern and now sports reporter at The Daily Herald. This week our analyst spoke with Purdue’s Drey Mingo (full bio at PurdueSports.com).

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