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EACH BIG TEN TEAMS’ BREAKOUT PLAYER IN 19-20

As we inch closer to what will be another thrilling Big Ten conference season, here are each teams’ breakout player to watch in 2019-2020: Rutgers-  Caleb McConnell (Sophomore) 2018-19 Season Stats: 5.5 PTS 2.5 REB  1.0 AST  41% FG Michigan- Isaiah Livers (Junior) 2018-19 Season Stats: 7.9 PTS 3.9 REB  0.7 AST  48.7% FG Michigan State- Aaron Henry (Sophomore) 2018-19 Season

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Predicting the Big Ten Tournament

First round — Wednesday, March 13 Game 1: 12 Rutgers vs. 13 Nebraska 6:30 BTN The Scarlet Knights won the lone meeting between these two teams 76-69 on January 21st, and I like Steve Pikell’s team to sweep the season series on Wednesday. Geo Baker and Eugene Omoruyi will be too tough to handle for the Huskers. A disappointing season

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Powerhouse Teams Face Off in Maui Invitational, Gonzaga Comes Out on Top

After three days of exciting basketball, the Maui Invitational came to a close with Gonzaga bringing home the trophy. The Zags defeated first ranked Duke, 89-87, to secure the tournament title. The games in Maui kicked off with a thriller, as eighth ranked Auburn narrowly escaped an Xavier team with upset on their minds, winning 88-79 in overtime. Two of

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Gonzaga’s Tillie to Miss Eight Weeks

Gonzaga announced Tuesday that big man Killian Tillie re-aggravated an ankle injury and tests show a stress fracture needing surgery. This is a big loss for the Zags, as Tillie was a prominent role on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for the Bulldogs. Tillie came into this season after averaging 12.9 points per game as a sophomore

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Big Ten 2018-19 Season Preview

The Big Ten continues to be an impossible conference to judge.  Last season, the Spartans and Boilermakers ran through the competition, each finishing with over 30 wins on the season.  However, Michigan State lost to Syracuse in the Round of 32, while Purdue got beat badly by Texas Tech in the Sweet 16.  This left Michigan – also a 3

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