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No. 19 Michigan State nips upset-minded UL-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State

Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60 on Sunday. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1).

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Hoops roundup: Minnesota outlasts Stanford

Stanford vs Minnesota

Dylan Talley Ends the First Half

It wasn’t just a Saturday full of Big Ten football. Four Big Ten men’s hoops teams were in action, as well. Minnesota and Wisconsin beat Stanford and Arkansas, respectively, with the former’s coming in overtime. Catch up on all the ction and stats in this post, plus get in-game updates.

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Michigan State tops Oakland, 70-52

Oakland at Michigan State

Oakland at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Denzel Valentine scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Adreian Payne added 15 points and nine boards as they teamed up to lead No. 19 Michigan State to a 70-52 victory  over Oakland on Friday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. Michigan State (4-1) shot 52 percent from the field (26-of-50).

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Ohio State blows out UMKC, 91-45

November 23, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward Evan Ravenel (30) is pressured out of bounds by UMKC Kangaroos forward/center Fred Chatmon (21) at Value City Arena.

Missouri-Kansas City at Ohio State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Deshaun Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift No. 3 Ohio State to a 91-45 win over UMKC on Friday at Value City Arena in Columbus. Both Thomas and Shannon Scott played well for Ohio State (4-0).

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Penn State holds off Bucknell

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Marshall Gives Penn State the Lead with a 3 vs. Bucknell

Penn State took home a victory, 60-57 over Bucknell on Friday, despite being without the services of Tim Frazier, who is averaging 16.3 points per game this season. Bucknell (5-1) struggled shooting the ball in the game.

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Friday's roundup: Tracking Big Ten basketball

Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) drives to the basket during practice the day before the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Williams Takes it to the Rim vs. UMKC

Seven Big Ten men’s basketball teams and eight women’s teams had games  today. Get the latest on our men’s college basketball scoreboard and our women’s college basketball scoreboard. For the men, you can see two games on BTN/BTN2GO: UMKC at Ohio State on now and Oakland at Michigan State at 8: 15 p.m ET. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and get video, stats and recaps in this post.

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Hoops roundup: Illinois wins Maui Invitational

Tracy Abrams

UNC-Wilmington at Purdue - Men's Basketball Highlights

Before Thanksgiving arrived, it was time for some Big Ten men’s basketball. There were a handful of games Wednesday night, including perfect Illinois toppling Butler to claim the Maui Invitational title. Catch up on all the action, get recaps and watch select in-game highlights in this post.

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Tuesday hoops roundup: MSU holds off Boise State

Boise State at Michigan State

Branden Dawson Windmill vs. Boise State

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

It was a busy day on the Big Ten men’s hardwood Tuesday, as six teams were in action. No. 19 Michigan State got a scare from Boise State but held on for a 74-70 win at the Breslin Center. Track all of tonight’s action, get live updates and watch in-game highlights in this post.

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Nebraska survives Valparaiso's late charge

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Valparaiso at Nebraska - Men's Basketball Highlights

 Brandon Ubel scored 17 points, Ray Gallegosadded 14 and Nebraska overcame a late scoring drought to hold off cold-shooting Valparaiso 50-48 on Thursday night. Gallegos made a career-high four 3-pointers, all of them coming during big runs that helped the Cornhuskers (2-0) build a double-digit cushion against the defending Horizon League champion Crusaders (2-1).

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No. 1 Indiana goes to 3-0 with blowout win

Indiana Hoosiers guard Kevin Ferrell (11) dribbles the ball against the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE

Sam Houston at Indiana - Men's Basketball Highlights

Christian Watford scored 23 points to help No. 1 Indiana defeat Sam Houston State 99-45 on Thursday night in the Progressive Legends Classic. Will Sheehey scored 18 points, Victor Oladipo had 14 and Jordan Hulls 10 for the Hoosiers (3-0), who shot 57 percent from the field and made 9 of 21 3-pointers. Hulls also joined the 1,000-point club.

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Iowa's defense shuts down Howard

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Howard at Iowa - Men's Basketball Highlights

Iowa held Howard to 14-of-52 shooting, as defense led the Hawkeyes to a 66-36 victory on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Iowa (3-0) held Howard (0-2) to 27 percent shooting from the field. Roy Devyn Marble had a big performance for the Hawkeyes, with 22 points and 9-of-15 shooting from the field.

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Minnesota hammers home 72-43 win

Minnesota Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins (1) passes during the first half against the Tennessee State Tigers at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee State at Minnesota - Men's Basketball Highlights

Minnesota held Tennessee State to 14-of-59 shooting, as defense led the Golden Gophers to a 72-43 victory on Thursday at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Minnesota (3-0) held Tennessee State (0-3) to 24 percent shooting from the field, and the Golden Gophers never trailed in the game.

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Wildcats hold off Delta Devils for win

Northwestern Wildcats guard Dave Sobolewski (3) shoots over Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils guard Davon Usher (0) during the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Mississippi Valley State at Northwestern - Men's Basketball Highlights

Davon Usher led Mississippi Valley State with 37 points, but it was not enough as the Delta Devils fell to Northwestern 81-68 Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston. Reggie Hearn and Jared Swopshire both had good games for Northwestern (2-0). Hearn contributed 23 points, made 8-of-11 shots from the floor, and shot 4-of-6 from long range.

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