Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 30, 2012

And just like that, it's time for the Big Ten season to tip. It was a highly successful nonconference season, with the Big Ten owning the national polls. We have even more to look forward in the coming months, however, as many feel this could be one of the better conference races in recent history. Check out my All-Big Ten Nonconference Teams in this post.

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G: Trey Burke, Michigan
G: Brandon Paul, Illinois
F: Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
F: Rodney Williams, Minnesota
F/C: Cody Zeller, Indiana

G: Keith Appling, Michigan State
G: Devyn Marble, Iowa
G/F: Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
G/F: Victor Oladipo, Indiana
F/C: Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

G: Andre Hollins, Minnesota
G: Jordan Hulls, Indiana
G/F: Reggie Hearn, Northwestern
F: Aaron White, Iowa
F/C: Adreian Payne, Michigan State

MVP: Trey Burke, Michigan
Coach: John Groce, Illinois
Defensive Player: Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Sixth Man: Will Sheehey, Indiana
Freshman: Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Most Improved: Shannon Scott, Ohio State; Ben Brust, Wisconsin
Most Underrated: Brandon Ubel, Nebraska

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