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James Blackmon, Ethan Happ share Big Ten player of the week

The Big Ten office released its latest men's basketball players of the week Monday, and there are a pair of winners for player of the week and freshman of the week. See the honorees, plus watch select video highlights, inside.

Big Ten Whiteboard: Caleb Swanigan, Purdue's trip to Michigan State will be fun

The Big Ten race is gaining a sharper focus, with Maryland Wisconsin moving out ahead of the pack. But keep an eye on Purdue and Northwestern—yes, Northwestern, which looks primed to earn its first NCAA bid. And Indiana looks like it’s finding its stride, too.

The Replacements: Top 5 Northwestern players to replace

Northwestern has made it to back-to-back bowls, following up a 10-win season in 2015 with a trip to the Pinstripe Bowl. The Wildcats will return plenty of talent in 2017, but they will miss these five players.

Dienhart: Best of Week 4 in Big Ten conference play

Some great, fun games this week, including a few that included game-winning shots in the final moments. Amid those thrilling finishes, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat as each is 5-1 in league action.

Northwestern picks up first win at Ohio State since 1977

Northwestern's 74-72 victory was the program's first win at Ohio State since 1977. The Wildcats' record improved to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in the Big Ten, pushing them once step closer to the program's first NCAA tournament berth.

No. 17 Wisconsin outlasts Minnesota in OT, 78-76

No. 17 Wisconsin pulled out a 78-76 overtime victory at The Barn in Minnesota Saturday behind a career-high 28 points and 12 rebounds from Ethan Happ. The Badgers moved into a tie with Maryland for first place in the Big Ten with the win.