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Maryland takes down Illinois in tough conference matchup

On Friday night, the Maryland Terrapins traveled to Champaign in a top 25 matchup. This was a big game for both teams. As both teams are tied for first place in the Big Ten, the winner took sole control of first. Illinois started the game on fire and got out to a big lead early. The Illini has as big

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CBB Review Midseason Awards

Player of the Year Ben Hall: Payton Prichard (Oregon) Mat Mlodzinski: Myles Powell (Seton Hall) Matt Karner: Myles Powel (Seton Hall) Nick Musial: Vernon Carey Jr. (Duke) Nikhil Binny: Markus Howard (Marquette) Sam Bass: Markus Howard (Marquette)   Coach of the Year Ben: Brian Dutcher (San Diego State) Mat: Bruce Pearl (Auburn) Matt: LaVall Jordan (Butler) Nick: Bob Huggins (West

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B1G/ACC Challenge Preview

The Big Ten faces off with the ACC in the 20th year of the challenge. The ACC currently leads the challenge in yearly wins, holding 12 compared to the Big Ten’s five, which is accompanied by three ties, one of which came last year. The event started with two games yesterday, with each of the two premier conferences winning one.

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2019-20 Big Ten Season Preview

The time has almost come. Another season, another speculatory article of the potential happenings of madness that is the Big Ten conference. Last season, we saw one team reach Minneapolis as the Spartans dream for another national title fell short in the national semifinals. 2019-20 has the makings for a Big Ten team to win the national title, and it

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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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Each Power Conferences’ Sleeper Team in 19-20

With Summer League concluding last week, basketball junkies will have to wait a couple of months to get their fix. To ease the pain, here are each power conferences’ sleeper team to watch for the 2019-20 season. Big Ten- Illinois 2018-19 Record: 12-21 2019-20 Ceiling: NCAA Tournament: Round of 32 Best returning player: Ayo Dosunmo Fighting Illini fans have much

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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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